August 12, 2019
We still have work to do to improve our election systems in California and the rest of the country!
DEFCON ELECTION HACKING CONFERENCE
Last week the DEFCON voting conference was held in Los Vegas where “White Hat” Hackers probed the Nation’s voting systems and found passwords, vulnerabilities and a whole host of alarming problems with our election systems needing immediate correction. Were it not for this Conference, we might never have known about these issues. We need #MajorChange
CALIFORNIA DMV VOTER REGISTRATION PROBLEMS
Also notable this last week was an audit of the California DMV’s new “Motor Voter” program. Unfortunately, the project was rushed and report found a number of issues needing correction. Months ago, we warned about the problems and called to have the program taken offline until everything was better organized. Here’s what they found:
While the idea behind the law is noble and it is extremely important to make voting easier, the implementation of this law could have been done much better with more planning and organization.
The report shows that nearly 2 million errors were found and 84,000 voter registration records were effected. As we’ve said before, voter registration problems can and often do result in problems at the polls.
Voter registration systems and electronic poll books must be protected so we can prevent voter suppression. We already witnessed a great deal of problems voter registration suppression in the 2016 and 2018 elections in California and across the country.
With new leadership put in by the Governor, we are likely to see some progress, but the Secretary of State’s office needs to be more involved with the DMV to make the program a success. We need #MajorChange!
Let’s keep fighting together to get the word out about these issues and make #MajorChange towards improving our elections systems here in California and across the country.
“Make a Major Change”