There was a time when America’s voting systems were trusted and secure and local election officials were trusted by citizens to perform their duties lawfully and impartially so that no matter who won, everyone accepted that the process was fair and transparent .
On January 10, 2020, NBC News reported that ES&S was utilizing 14,000 modems to establish internet connections for voting machines, including in the State of Kentucky. In February 2018, the New York Times detailed ES&S’s installation of remote access software on their election management systems. Further damning evidence surfaced in March 2018 when ES&S admitted, in a letter to Senator Ron Wyden, that remote access software had indeed been installed on their election management systems. Furthermore, all computerized voting equipment can be hacked because all such equipment must receive programming before each election from memory cards or USB drives prepared on election management systems, which are often old computers connected to the internet running out-of-date versions of Windows. Computers are hackable.