Disastrous Mail-in Voting Flaw Allows Votes to be Deleted By Anonymous Users

Disastrous Mail-in Voting Flaw Allows Votes to be Deleted By Anonymous Users

Mail-in voting is the subject of a dangerous and massive new exploit that targets ballot validity in the mail-in voting systems used by various counties in several states. In this mail-in voting system voters can request absentee ballots with a basic form online. A very simple exploit has been found where anyone, perhaps even foreign agents, can re-request an absentee ballot and any other prior ballots requested by that voter will be nullified. This means ballots that have been requested, filled out, and mailed in may be deleted from the system by anonymous users. The availability of public records indicating the party registration of voter rolls makes this exploit particularly sensitive both in terms of severity and timing.

As of 5AM Sunday morning the Oregon ballot application site is down for maintenance.

Oregon state rules do not require a valid state ID number or a social security number to verify identity or citizenship. This open access to voters is a double edged sword that has put the whole system at risk. Users with very little information, easily obtained from public sources, can run sequenced queries against the mail-in voting ballot request server. Although the ballots requested may not ever be filled out or returned the re-issuing cancels ballots from that voter that may have already been mailed. Furthermore, the whole process can take place without the voter ever being aware of their vote not being counted.

Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Broward County in Florida are all affected. The system in question has been in use widely since 2012, calling into question the validity of results from any of these counties or states’ elections in the time since. It’s unknown who knew about this exploit and for how long. There will need to be detailed investigations to determine what amount of ballots were canceled after receipt to determine just how inaccurate prior election results may have been.

Mail in voting has been a hot topic for this 2020 political season while many states are going through mandated lockdowns. Several states have already implemented mail-in voting schemes before this election season. The added attention and public debate about the security of mail-in voting has been discussed at length but stories of rampant fraud underscore the need for a drastic change in election security.

Elections in the USA are notoriously close. Numerous Presidential elections have been decided by counting decisions made in the courts. Public trust in election integrity is a critical component of the peaceful transition of power. In 2015 President Obama proclaimed that there was no chance of election hacking or foreign interference. However his campaign was ironically the first in US history to refuse to make the peaceful transition of power. President Trump has been abused by state assets used by the Obama Administration from before he was even a candidate. Those transgressions extended beyond inauguration day and even a full impeachment hearing was carried out to prevent the peaceful transition of power.

Loss of trust in mailed election processes is well founded. Mail in voting fraud has been reported all over the country in this election season. Voter fraud has taken many forms including ballot harvesting, duplicate ballots being mailed, and absentee ballot applications being sent to non-citizens or even deceased voters. Public trust in elections is at an all time low and an exploit such as this coming in October is a bad moment for our country.

This story is a report on the possibility of this exploit. There’s potential that the exploit is being adjusted for at the voting collection sites but none of the affected states have made public comment yet and so far indications are that the exploit works exactly as described. We will remain on top of this story and follow up as more details are released.

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