A Call To Hackers Everywhere: Test the PROP 37 Vote Count
Written by the National Health Federation
Published: 15 November 2012
I’ve now established the most probable truth about the fate of Prop 37 in California. The election was electronically controlled.
See my definitive piece here:
Now, to earn a place in the white-hat hall of fame, a few very talented hackers need to prove that the California election system, the vote-counting apparatus can be hacked.
I’m NOT calling for anything illegal. In fact, this only works if it’s done in front of election officials and FBI agents and the FEC. In broad daylight. As it is broadcast to hundreds of millions of people around the world, online.
Start, I suppose, with hacking into individual vote machines. Go from there to hacking the information relayed from those machines up the line. Hack larger computers and tabulating machines in the sequence. Hack pieces of the count. Hack the whole count. Reverse election winners. Whatever can be done.
In no possible way do I support or countenance just hacking in privately or illegally. I want something definitive accomplished above board. I want everybody who believes we’re living in a real system to see it’s virtual, to know the networks who do the absurd early projections on election night are puppets in a parade.
Let’s make something clear. This isn’t some idea I came up with as an original suggestion. I’m not fomenting anything. This has been done before. Every hacker worth his salt already knows about the idea of hacking an election count. Every hacker knows, for example, about the group of Michigan computer scientists who broke into the District of Columbia’s system and reversed the mayoral race winner, fabricated absentee votes, and canceled actual votes. They did this by invitation, to prove it could be achieved.
Of course, the implications here go a lot farther than Prop 37. Ultimately, they call into question the whole voting system of America—or anywhere where computers are at the heart of the system.
Would California election officials and the FBI and the FEC permit a “teaching moment” like this? Would they cooperate in a grand experiment, publicly carried out by the best of the best?
If they refused, that would tell something very valuable. It would tells they’re scared. It would tell us they don’t really want the system tested to the limit.
How about it? Let’s cut through the crap. Let’s show what a real hacking test looks like. Let’s have the most talented among you display your stuff.
Naturally, certain conditions apply. We have to know this is the real California vote-count system we’re dealing with. Not some phony version. We have to know there are no tricks up anybody’s sleeve. No normal information pathways being blocked off.
I say, if Pentagon and Interpol and FBI and NASA systems can be hacked, the California voting system can be cracked like an egg and manipulated, without leaving obvious traces or alerting officials.
Let’s find out.
The author of an explosive collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com