Cybersecdn- As Georgia becomes a focal point of national attention in elections, a group of election integrity activists is urging a federal judge to cease the use of Dominion Voting Systems’ touchscreen machines, labeling them as flawed and unconstitutional. The trial set to begin Tuesday will see these activists advocate for a switch to hand-marked paper ballots, arguing that the current system is susceptible to attacks and operational issues that may infringe on voters’ rights.
The Dominion Voting Systems machines, employed by nearly all in-person voters in Georgia, have been under scrutiny for their security vulnerabilities. Critics argue that the QR codes used by the machines are not verifiable by voters and that the machines’ design compromises ballot secrecy.
Despite assurances from state officials about the system’s security and reliability, experts engaged by the activists, including University of Michigan computer scientist J. Alex Halderman, have identified significant security gaps. The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued advisories based on these findings, urging jurisdictions to address these vulnerabilities.
The controversy has been fueled by widespread conspiracy theories following the 2020 election, leading to a substantial legal response from Dominion Voting Systems, including a notable settlement with Fox News. The ongoing lawsuit, which predates these recent controversies, aims to address these systemic concerns before the 2024 elections, despite the state’s resistance to implementing suggested software updates.