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January 1, Computer Scientist Hacks Dominion Machine in Seconds



When it comes to computerized voting machines, there’s really only one question that we need to ask. Can they be hacked? If the answer is “No,” then we need to focus on election integrity issues that truly matter, like banning mail-in ballots. But if the answer is “Yes,” then we should also work on getting these machines banned.

The question has been asked since the questionable 2020 election whether the machines created by Dominion Voting Systems are vulnerable to hacking. We got a definitive answer last week, when a computer scientist hacked a machine in seconds in federal court and changed votes in the system.

There’s a lawsuit going on against Dominion Voting Systems in Atlanta, Georgia that actually precedes the 2020 election. A group of mostly left-leaning election integrity people filed suit back in 2018 to get rid of the voting machines in Georgia, which at the time were thought to be vulnerable to hacking. When Georgia switched to all Dominion machines for the 2020 election, those election integrity folks amended their lawsuit. So, this case has been going on for almost six years.

Obama appointee Judge Nina Totenberg is hearing the case. She describes the plaintiffs as people who are “not conspiracy theorists of any variety.” The plaintiffs argue that Georgia state election officials, including Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, are constitutionally obligated to address the vulnerabilities of these machines. Raffensperger’s state attorneys are fighting to preserve the use of these machines. The case is Curling v. Raffensperger.

The courtroom got quite the display on Friday. University of Michigan Professor of Computer Science and Engineering J. Alex Halderman was called by the plaintiffs to discuss his findings on the machines. Halderman was one of the authors of the so-called “Halderman Report” on the Dominion machines, in which he picked one of the vote tabulators apart and analyzed all the various ways in which the machines could be hacked to change vote totals. That report was hidden from the public under a court order for years, because it offers further proof that the 2020 election was stolen.

Halderman has three degrees in computer science from Princeton University. He does security analysis of voting precinct software in the US and other countries. He knows his stuff.

On Friday, Halderman brought a Dominion Ballot Marking device and printer up to the front of Totenberg’s courtroom. Halderman then asked to borrow a pen from Brad Raffensperger’s main attorney.

Halderman used the fountain pen to push the machine’s power button in for approximately 7 seconds. This allowed him to boot the machine into “safe mode.” Once it was in safe mode, he was able to quickly change vote totals and start moving files around on the machine.

Georgia reporter Amber Connor has been covering this trial for the past two weeks. She told the Gateway Pundit about what transpired Friday, and added this:

“So, you can actually install something that you’ve already pre-programmed, or you can program it at that point to do whatever you tell it to do. So that can be anything from, if they vote for George Washington, that it could then be recorded… or actually displayed as Benedict Arnold.”

Halderman wrote about his investigation of a Dominion ballot marking device in a blog post last week as well, stating, “We discovered vulnerabilities in nearly every part of the system that is exposed to potential attackers.”

“Our report explains how attackers could exploit the flaws we found to change votes or potentially even affect election outcomes in Georgia, including how they could defeat the technical and procedural protections the state has in place.”

Brad Raffensperger knows that these machines are vulnerable. He’s known for years. Even Gov. Brian Kemp’s office has determined that Raffensperger faked the numbers in the December 2020 audit of the stolen election. The number of votes that were counted could not be reconciled with the number of official ballots that were cast.

Raffensperger is refusing to install Dominion’s security patches that would (maybe) protect against many of the vulnerabilities that Halderman has uncovered. The solution seems simple, since everyone now knows how to hack one of them in 7 seconds with a fountain pen.

The Dominion machines must be scrapped for the 2024 election, and Georgia must switch to paper-only ballots and same-day voting and counting. Junk the machines!

Why It Matters (op-ed)

The recent hacking of a Dominion Voting Machine in front of a federal judge serves as a chilling reminder of the vulnerabilities associated with electronic voting systems. The fact that a computer scientist was able to hack the machine in mere seconds and change vote totals should be a wake-up call for election officials.

We must prioritize election integrity and demand the banning of these vulnerable machines. The only way to ensure a fair and honest election process is to switch to paper-only ballots and same-day voting and counting. It’s time to put an end to the uncertainties surrounding electronic voting systems and restore faith in our democratic process.

As our loyal readers, we encourage you to share your thoughts and opinions on this issue. Let your voice be heard and join the discussion below.




  1. LMB

    January 30, 2024 at 7:07 pm

    Anyone who thinks a computer can be Hack proof is a buffoon!!!

  2. Gerald Scott Ladd

    January 30, 2024 at 7:21 pm

    LMB, we have a countru full of them, starting in the WH.

  3. Dexter Wilson

    January 30, 2024 at 7:30 pm

    Just for your info there is another expert Dr. Douglas G. Frank who demonstrated to a group of Conservative of Texas they our machines are easily hacked. He has demonstrated this fact about voting machine systems across the US. You can find his name online.

  4. James W. Dougherty

    January 30, 2024 at 7:47 pm

    This is now Exhibit A. The actual proof is the results of the 2020 election. An empty suit democrat candidate who couldn’t rally 10 supporters at this campaign stops & ate ice cream for reporters wins an election marred by fraud, flawed vote tabulation ( human & electronic ) ballot stuffing, vote harvesting, & open-ended calendar for voting, & polluted absentee voting. A man was indicted recently in Quenns NY on 23 counts of vote fraud. This is nothing compared to the massive democrat party sabotage of the election process.

  5. Rick

    January 30, 2024 at 8:06 pm

    Same day voting, photo I.D., No Mail in ballots, Voting can be handled safely, efficiently and with a minimum of hassle for the voter including for the shut-ins, as an alternate judge I could pick up ballots sealed by the voter in an hour for our entire precinct, or they could be driven to the precinct and returned home in a minimum of time, calling ahead they can have the ballot brought out to the car like we did during that Fake covid business. there are any number of ways around dominion and their scam machines, which I might add, are banned in Texas because Texas found those same vulnerabilities a decade ago, when testing these SAME machines…. they are junk good for nothing but fraud, just like drop boxes !

  6. James Woodie Little

    January 30, 2024 at 8:30 pm

    I agree: Do away with the machines so the election can be done right!!!

  7. jr

    January 30, 2024 at 8:34 pm

    The judges that refused to investigate the crooked computers need to be jailed. Especily in Geogia where crooked Stacy
    Abrams lives.

  8. Bruno

    January 30, 2024 at 9:05 pm

    Raffensperger has known about this for years and before the 2020 election but refused to change out these machines. He could have helped Trump during his call with him after the election, but he refused to help him. Raffensperger should be arrested and tried for TREASON because that is exactly what he did. He, alone, allowed Georgia’s votes to go to Biden. Trump would have won if he was fairly allotted the votes that were for him.

  9. Senator

    January 30, 2024 at 9:32 pm

    Impeach Raffensperger (he is despicable) and any other elected official that has voters using the Dominion voting machines.

  10. DMH

    January 30, 2024 at 10:02 pm

    Nina Totenburg is a legal affairs reporter for National Public Radio, not an Obama-appointed judge. Alex Haldeman holds B.S, M.A. and PhD degrees in computer science from Princeton. In 2017 he testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee that the Accuvote TSX voting maschhine used in the 2016 elections in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan could have been hacked and swung those elections so that Trump won those states In 2017 he said that it is “nonsense” that the Dominion voting machine (used in Georgia and elsewhere in the 2020 elections could have been) manipulated by supercomputer. Haldeman also did the research for a Cryptosecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) advisory that Dominion machines could be corrupted only by phisical access to their CAST X subsystem, or to the Election Management System, or by modifying data files before they were uploaded. The CISA advisory also reported that means to mitigate these vulnerabilities were “already typically standard practice.” Nothing “proves” that any of the 2020 elections using this system — or any other — were fraudulent.

  11. Jim

    January 30, 2024 at 10:03 pm

    Crooked political parties (there is only one that cheats on elections). The only one that insist on mail in voting.

  12. Richard Elliott

    January 31, 2024 at 12:28 am

    What about the lawsuits Dominion filed? Looks like maybe they should open those up again.


    January 31, 2024 at 10:25 am

    Whom ever denies that the machines can easily be hacked needs to be put away into an institution ! That stupid judge is a bought and paid for stooge for Dominion !
    Paper Ballots are the only way to do an election with same day in person voting !

  14. chur

    January 31, 2024 at 10:34 am

    they owe fox news their money back

  15. Ray

    January 31, 2024 at 1:30 pm


  16. Donald R Cook

    January 31, 2024 at 4:59 pm

    Kemp knows the Election was stolen and here in Virginia we all know the Election are stolen, we hate Democrats.

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