Judge Cites Possible ‘Cybersecurity Deficiencies’ In Voting Machines, Sets Trial Date

Federal Judge Sets January Trial, Citing Possible 'Cybersecurity Deficiencies'

FILE - A worker passes a Dominion Voting ballot scanner while setting up a polling location at an elementary school on Jan. 4, 2021, in Gwinnett County, Ga., outside of Atlanta. Activists who promote the false claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from former President Donald Trump have been traveling the country peddling a narrative that electronic voting machines are being manipulated. They have specifically targeted equipment made by Dominion Voting Systems, which has filed several defamation suits and said that post-election reviews in state after state have shown its tallies to be accurate. (AP Photo/Ben Gray, File)
  • Georgia Federal Judge Amy Totenberg found that there is sufficient cause to believe that there may be “cybersecurity deficiencies that unconstitutionally burden Plaintiffs’ First and Fourteenth Amendment rights and capacity to case effective votes that are accurately counted.”
  • “The Court notes that the record evidence does not suggest that the Plaintiffs are conspiracy theorists of any variety. Indeed, some of the nation’s leading cybersecurity experts and computer scientists have provided testimony and affidavits on behalf of Plaintiffs’ case in the long course of this litigation,” the judge’s footnote remarked.
  • In addition, the Court found in its 2019 Order that “Plaintiffs presented significant evidence of vulnerabilities in the State’s voter registration database in connection with the previously discussed exposure of voter data, the exposure of passwords, and outdated software issues.”