Harper responds to election vulnerabilities exposed by national hackathon

Harper responds to election vulnerabilities exposed by national hackathon

Indiana Democratic Secretary of State Nominee Jim Harper released a statement criticizing the National Association of the Secretaries of State (NASS) and their attempt to downplay election infrastructure vulnerabilities exposed by the Vote Hacking Village at DEF CON.

“The Voting Village has confirmed what experts have long known: our election infrastructure suffers from critical vulnerabilities. As President of NASS, Secretary Lawson has repeatedly downplayed the threats to our election infrastructure.

“NASS’s attempt to undermine – rather than learn from – experts working to expose vulnerabilities is extremely troubling.
“Indiana is one of a handful of states that does not require a voter-verified paper trail for our election machines. Despite this, Secretary Lawson has refused to use available resources to update our election machinery this year.
It is long past time we remove our head from the sand.”
 
DEF CON is one of the oldest continuously running hacker conventions around, and also one of the largest. The Vote Hacking Village (“Voting Village”) was established during the current convention to present the most realistic election network possible as a means to further the education, discovery, and the free exchange of facts.

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