While Democrats continue to claim that 2020 was the fairest election in U.S. history and push for even fewer restrictions on mail-in voting in the midterms, the United Kingdom is starting to take electoral fraud more seriously.
As the Conservative Party leadership's race to replace Boris Johnson reaches its final stage, all 160,000 Conservative members across the country get to vote on whether Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak will be their next leader and—as their side is currently in power—the next prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The winner will be announced on Sept. 5.
But something about the process spooked the spooks at GCHQ, Britain’s top-secret government communications center—in particular, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which it runs.
The ballot was designed to allow members to vote by either mail or—for the first time—online, and, if they change their minds before voting ends, to then use the alternative method to cancel their previous choice.
The NCSC felt it necessary to explain to them that this opens the potential for “nefarious actors”—that’s hackers in plain speak—to also change the members' votes, without being noticed. They advised them to make changes pronto, to “enhance security around the ballot process."
Their solution was to have the members' online codes deactivated once the ballot company receives their mail-in vote, meaning that members would no longer be able to change their votes at the last minute.
Although this isn't an exact parallel to U.S. ballots, it's an admission that voter fraud—especially regarding mail-in ballots—isn't just possible but needs to be addressed.
It should be a cause of great embarrassment to the ones who are currently running the United Kingdom that they devised a voting system that hackers, either at home or abroad, could so easily exploit.
That British politeness is really a mask for, "We messed up, so the intel guys told us to scrap the bit where you get to change your mind."
But this is an internal ballot, and, regardless of who wins, the Conservatives will stay in power, at least for now. The system was devised long before it was known who the final candidates would be, so this was an administrative goof rather than anything more sinister.
Biden Admin Seeks to Boost 'Voter Participation'In 2020, the FBI did its job of detecting external threats. That includes Iranian hackers who allegedly managed to compromise the vote in Alaska and also tried in at least 10 other states, although it was less than circumspect at the local level, as the documentary "2000 Mules" alleges.
As a result, at the beginning of this year, assisted living facilities, public health centers, and job centers were turned into voter registration agencies.
He added that the left is "trying to enshrine in law all the problems in the 2020 election." He believes its focus is not on "running the government objectively, but obtaining power."
With the Democrats controlling the White House, both houses of Congress, the Department of Justice, and, some say, the FBI, too, it's difficult to see how things are going to change before the midterms.
But with Biden’s approval rating having dropped to below 30 percent in some polls, if the Democrats hold onto both houses of Congress, it would take a lot to convince the American people of the legitimacy of the election result.
Is that why he never actually said the word “resign” in his resignation speech?