Trust the Vote – Why?

Description:
OSET Foundation, a Silicon Valley nonprofit election technology research institute, shares a serious problem with America’s voting machinery that remains largely unnoticed by anyone outside of the elections professional community. For more information visit: https://trustthevote.org/LearnMore
Transcript:
Congratulations did your part for democracy
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you voted but how do you know your vote was counted
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did you know whether you voted a polling place absentee or by mail your vote
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disappears into a proprietary black box in an outdated system currently
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controlled by three corporations
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good luck finding out if your vote was counted correctly
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let alone a recount you’ve heard the stories about how it’s technically
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impossible to verify many elections and not just the ones that were too close to
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call one of our most basic rights one person one vote is at risk and there’s
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more
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the machines that currently registered encounter votes are running on nineteen
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nineties technology they can’t be upgraded and spare parts are no longer
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made in fact some election officials resort to buying parts from ebay to keep
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machines working
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would you trust doing any transaction on a computer from the nineties should you
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trust your vote with one on top of that to replace and repair this outdated
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technology over the next four years
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it’ll cost us taxpayers three billion dollars you’d think there’d be a better
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way in the nation that invented the light bulb the airplane and the
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smartphone
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we should be capable of innovating are critical democracy infrastructure
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well it’s happening a group of leading experts software programmers and
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election officials got together with american voters to design a better way
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together they’re building an innovative election operating system that’s more
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accurate secure verifiable and easier to use than any alternative and only a
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third of the cost and it’ll be owned by the people of the United States over
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seventy percent of the country must decide how to replace these failing
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systems in the coming year
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the time for change is now learn more
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join the movement trust the vote
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yeah

 

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