Wisconsin's voting machines are susceptible to cyberattacks
5:19 PM, Nov 29, 2016
5:25 PM, Nov 29, 2016
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -
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A computer expert is testifying that Wisconsin's voting machines are susceptible to cyberattacks as part of a lawsuit seeking a hand recount of the state's presidential votes.
State election officials are preparing to launch a recount at the request of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. She fears the state's voting systems may have been hacked but has presented no evidence. She has sued to force county clerks to conduct the recount manually.
University of Michigan computer scientist J. Alex Halderman testified during a court hearing Tuesday that he believes the optical vote scanners that most Wisconsin municipalities can be hacked with screwdrivers, by inserting malware into them through portable media or when they receive updates at county offices.
It's unclear how long the hearing might last. Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn says the proceeding will go until people fall asleep and she has blocked off Wednesday to continue the hearing.