Certifying Flawed Election Software by the Secretary of State is Dangerous to Democracy

— Press Release —

October 28, 2017

Oceanside, California

The campaign to elect Ruben Major is reaching out to all eligible voters because we want to express our concern for the security of California’s election systems. Currently, we are voting on machines which contain scientifically proven vulnerabilities that are endangering our democracy. These are the same systems in use across the country that called into question the legitimacy of the 2016 election.

Unfortunately, vendors selling election infrastructure also incorporate secret corporate code which prevent computer scientists from helping to secure our voting systems

Team Major strongly urges people look at these vulnerabilities for themselves and form their own opinions based upon the analysis. Be sure to ask questions and demand to know why the current Secretary of State continues to certify election systems known to be vulnerable to hacking.

The 2007 Top to Bottom Review was a comprehensive election systems study conducted by then Secretary of State Debra Bowen. The systems were de-certified, but unfortunately, the current Secretary of State has begun to certify new machines with known and critical vulnerabilities. Be sure to read the Staff Reports for full details…

Despite these problems, we know there is a path which will increase security and voter confidence at the same time. We can rid our voting systems of the insecure, corporate secret software and utilize publicly owned systems with open source software, and printed paper ballots. If Ruben Major is elected, he will deploy a public system that pulls back the secret curtain — a system which can be taken to the rest of the country.

Imagine if the Secretary of State of California said NO to the privatization of our elections. Imagine what affect this could have on the entire country. We can do better and we deserve better! The current Secretary of State has failed in his promise to move the state and country forward. It’s time for a Major Change!