America's Voting Machines Are Much Less Safe Than You Think

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+Tec - преди 29 дни
I feel like this is way more complicated than it could be.
Science Geek
Science Geek - преди 2 месеца
Why don't just use normal ballet system and count votes in polling booths infront of an election officer and other member of parties present and only send the result to capital.. dumbass this is what rest of the world do
林峻生 - преди 2 месеца
4:28 Somehow gives text string "Motion Design Code"🤔🤔🤔
areamusicale - преди 3 месеца
So, who are you gonna vote, America?
Turd sandwich or douchebag ?
Yon S Oh
Yon S Oh - преди 3 месеца
I wonder if this is how Trump won 2016 election despite polling 10+ points behind Clinton on almost every poll.
WeegeeSlayer - преди 3 месеца
Clinton would have been worse than Trump though.
Saber - san
Saber - san - преди 3 месеца
Just use iPads.
Hotpockets Howard_lunga
Hotpockets Howard_lunga - преди 3 месеца
Christ almighty, stop fear mongering. In 2020 when trump wins, I bet ya the democrats are going to blame Russia again
Rebecca Hurford
Rebecca Hurford - преди 3 месеца
The bean thing was hilarious. In the UK we just use old fashioned paper ballots. Machines seems like an unnecessary complication given all these issues??
アルフィー - преди 3 месеца
I think i like the bean idea best.
Mohd Razif
Mohd Razif - преди 3 месеца
Just use Facebook voting system.
Semper Paratus
Semper Paratus - преди 3 месеца
Scew Dashlane, can't afford it right now anyways
ORO 0147
ORO 0147 - преди 3 месеца
A VPN won't protect you from hackers and trackers. Stop spreading this misinformation.
ORO 0147
ORO 0147 - преди 3 месеца
The average American won't understand any of the security terms you said lol. Also, it would do much better to have them running Linux in a secure environment.
Uncle Ned
Uncle Ned - преди 3 месеца
This is precisely why Australia still uses paper ballots! You can't hack the entire series of those despite being on another continent half a world away.
the chaco kid
the chaco kid - преди 3 месеца
Question: why does the United States insist on using voting machines when a pen and paper works fine in many other countries?
kirby march barcena
kirby march barcena - преди 3 месеца
Paper or digital voting...these voting processes are not safe from anyone with bad intentions which is why there's a need to find bettee solution.
El Psy
El Psy - преди 3 месеца
Well... The Bean idea isn't terrible...
Oscar Guerrero
Oscar Guerrero - преди 3 месеца
Red Cloud
Red Cloud - преди 3 месеца
I’m glad I live in Williamson County (In Franklin btw)
Donald Trump With A Small Loan Of A Million Subs
My voting machines are very secure my friend vladimir putin told me so
William Rockhill
William Rockhill - преди 3 месеца
M.Streicher - преди 3 месеца
No they aren't.
I already know they are exploitable pieces of shit. Paper ballots!
Cameron Clines
Cameron Clines - преди 3 месеца
Tfw you make excuses for something that happened 3 years ago....and all of your sources agree, therefore your argument is unbalanced.
A fat cat from sweden
A fat cat from sweden - преди 3 месеца
The USA is not a denocracy.
NAXAR - преди 3 месеца
The US isn't a democracy... It's a republic.
Andrew Vasirov
Andrew Vasirov - преди 3 месеца
Even then, those in power don't represent the people. So many decisions are done in the lower and upper houses of the US government without asking the opinion of the people. It's an oligarchy.
Ricardo Kamakamamazoo
Ricardo Kamakamamazoo - преди 3 месеца
I took a screen shot of the QR code at 4:16. Scanned it on a website, copied the text, then I got sent to Rick Astley’s “Never going to give you up”. I got frickin rick rolled in 2019.
oy eh
oy eh - преди 3 месеца
A BEAN!!!!
Adam Sanders
Adam Sanders - преди 3 месеца
Omg we've had OCR technology widely available since the 90's, and they HAVE to use a QR code for this?
What a crock of shit.
Samuel Evans
Samuel Evans - преди 3 месеца
This is why most countries should skip the elections. Most votes are made by lying immigrants anyway, Let the president run for as ling as he wants to so we dont have these disruptive things every time. Minorities are always trying to lie their way into elections
Marco Meijer
Marco Meijer - преди 3 месеца
Tom Scott has a great video explaining why voting machines are a bad idea even in principle. You could make them quantum computers and they'd still be a bad idea.
Tech Help Portal
Tech Help Portal - преди 3 месеца
Count my beeend
Iron234 - преди 3 месеца
school computers run on like windows 7 while an old peice of junk that makes presidents happen runs on XP

o kay
The Hetman
The Hetman - преди 3 месеца
so whats wrong with paper ballots?
VEE3RDEYE - преди 3 месеца
Every election is just the illusion of free choice. I believe every presidency is pre-determined by the shadow government
S - преди 3 месеца
VEE3RDEYE Orange government... orange is the new shadow.
Nikkity - преди 3 месеца
- heddeo kojimia peace be upon him
Warrik - преди 3 месеца
Or just paper?
Andrzej Jaworski
Andrzej Jaworski - преди 3 месеца
Paper only
Samrat Rai
Samrat Rai - преди 3 месеца
WTF, Even Voting Machines are build by Private Companies, India Election saw 800 million Voters, 4 Million Ballots and Still worked Fine. America Sucks.
Rick Sanchez
Rick Sanchez - преди 3 месеца
Before Barack Obama ran for president, the first black man to run for president was Baba Dick Gregory a civil rights activist that knew Martin Luther King Jr. Quite well. The machines made a "mistake" on election day and named him president of the U.S
You can find it in the records of the new york times. *Wub-a-lub a dub-dub* am i right?
Paco - преди 3 месеца
If you know anything about tech,you would know it's harder to hack old tech than new one.But that doesn't even matter you need to be dumb to think that elections in every country are rigged.
fressfisch - преди 3 месеца
We use paper in Germany. It is surprisingly safe despite not having been updated in a long time...
Marc Siegert
Marc Siegert - преди 3 месеца
Why are there always so long lines in the US? 
I went to many elections here in Germany and there was never a line or any waiting time at all. And participation is usually much higher here in Germany than in the US.
gray hat failure
gray hat failure - преди 3 месеца
ahh the good old days
Ever Wondered Productions
Ever Wondered Productions - преди 3 месеца
North Korea has the best voting system. - Kim Jong-un.
アルフィー - преди 3 месеца
Why did i laugh at this
iDunno - преди 3 месеца
Why cant those hundreds of millions subscribe to you?
cunningunz - преди 3 месеца
In Romania we still use paper and our European Parliament elections turned out just fine
Christian Hernandez
Christian Hernandez - преди 3 месеца
Hey dudebro, I've always respected you for your outlook on things. Please consider making a video on the Álamo and the Texas independence; it was not all about heroics and freedom.
William WATKINS - преди 3 месеца
Your bean example sounds the more secure
William WATKINS - преди 3 месеца
2:37 si basically inventing the most expensive pen ? (Credits tom Scott)
RedLeader327 - преди 3 месеца
Vote by mail!
Red Acid
Red Acid - преди 3 месеца
This is such a retarded lie lol. The Russian collusion propaganda is just that: propaganda. It was proven with the Mueller report. Get it through your heads that the media doesn't care about policies. They care about ratings.
TheMagicalCarrot - преди 3 месеца
Paper ballots are horrible. You cant just go on wasting paper like that every four years. What you need are ELECTRIC voting machines, not ELECTRONIC but electric. The ones which are a closed system that just store the number with the most basic kernel and no remote connection capability such as the ones used in India. You cant hack those because you cant connect to them. It just has an internal closed system that stores the votes internally and can be accessed later.
Vagarth Dvivedi
Vagarth Dvivedi - преди 3 месеца
Vote for Mr. Bean to save democracy!!
Ja Biezel
Ja Biezel - преди 3 месеца
Lmao, the bean counting method was hilarious!! 😂😂
jonathan berg
jonathan berg - преди 3 месеца
Oh great, so the new systems are just expensive printers...
I highly recommend anyone who cares about the integrity of elections to check out Tom Scott's vid on the topic called 'why electronic voting is a bad idea'
You_just - преди 3 месеца
The only problem with the “susceptible voting machine” argument is that voting machines aren’t networked. They are completely isolated machines. They’re not like a desktop PC running Windows XP that’s susceptible to a 20-year old email exploit. You’d have to physically program each machine at the poll in order to tamper with it.
INERT - преди 3 месеца
Does anyone vet these manufacturers to make sure they are not funded by foreign governments? What's stopping them from building a machine that ignores every fourth Democrat/Republican vote to ensure a particular party has an advantage?
Qi Fuh Yue
Qi Fuh Yue - преди 3 месеца
In my country, they turn off the lights during the middle of counting votes and a few extra bags of them
stoned jesus
stoned jesus - преди 3 месеца
Ironic when Americans are crying about democracy when they have overthrown so many democracies and fully functioning countries in the past. Its just karma, you self righteous and ignorant pricks.
Aiden Tinkey
Aiden Tinkey - преди 3 месеца
Person: One
Other person: Yes, one.

This is amazing
Connor Brewster
Connor Brewster - преди 3 месеца
Yes. I love your system. Lets do it