Ohioans For Transparency

Cybersecurity concerns with voting machines are nothing new.

In a 2007 report initiated by the Ohio Secretary of State, expert teams unanimously concluded that the studied systems, the majority of which are used in Ohio elections, are “crippled by flaws in design and implementation” and that “such flaws mandate fundamental and broad reengineering before the technical protections can approach the goal of guaranteeing trustworthy elections.” (emphasis added)

Experts and whistleblowers allege that machines can be manipulated without detection:

  • Did you know that election machines can be programmed with code that “eats itself” as it executes?
  • If machines are technically supposed to have their source code examined after each minor software update, including ones for Windows Operating System, how would an understaffed agency be able to keep up?

All of Ohio’s currently certified voting systems are only certified by the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) under outdated 2005 standards. Despite identifying this as a national security issue, the EAC has failedas of January 2024, to certify any machines under any new standards.

Shockingly, a FOIA request showed there was no record of calibrated equipment lists that are necessary to do the certification of election machines. The EAC, at the very least, admits to lack of accreditation from 2017 to 2019 due to an “administrative error,” however it appears to be a much bigger problem.

There is ZERO PROOF of the INTEGRITY OF THE VOTE: One whistleblower attests that mathematical proofs demonstrate that voting system programming, and hence election results, are not universally verifiable. In other words, it cannot be proved that manipulation did or did not occur. The substance of her allegations has not been successfully challenged in any forum.