Ever since the 2020 election Democrats and the media (again, pardon the redundancy) have claimed that so-called “election deniers” are grave threats to democracy. However, the cyclical nature of “election denial” being what it is, the table is being set for Democrats to pivot back to 2016 mode in order to deny the midterm election reality that’s going to be delivered tomorrow:
The election we won was secure, but there are real concerns that the election we are about to lose will not be secure. Get ready for this first thing on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/nzCOzG6k9D
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 7, 2022
“Election deniers” are about to be back in style:
The 2020 presidential election was rife with allegations of voting machine hacks that were later debunked.
Yet there are real risks that hackers could tunnel into voting equipment and other election infrastructure to try to undermine Tuesday’s vote.https://t.co/kDij1J08eU
— POLITICO (@politico) November 7, 2022
The midterms face a bevy of digital threats, from stolen Twitter accounts to hacked election websites, that could spark chaos, confusion and unrest that last long after the polls close.
The 2020 presidential election was rife with allegations of voting machine hacks that were later debunked. Yet there are real risks that hackers could tunnel into voting equipment and other election infrastructure to try to undermine Tuesday’s vote.
The U.S. has many safeguards protecting voting equipment, so any actual hack would probably be localized, quickly detected and unlikely to affect final results. But as 2020 showed, even an attempt to change votes — or the mere allegation of tampering — could undermine faith in the outcome.
The U.S. officials charged with protecting election security say they’re watching for threats from multiple groups and countries. And in recent months, social media companies and cybersecurity researchers have identified Chinese influence operations aimed at the elections.
The general rule is if Democrats win, that means it was the most secure election ever (see the 2020 presidential election). If the Democrats lose, then it was “Russia collusion” or some kind of malfeasance (see the 2016 presidential election).
Remember Dems and “experts” warned about this same stuff in 2016.
So, 2016: threat.
2020: no threat stop being an election denier!
2022: the threat is back! https://t.co/HX4nJreRMM
— Ashe Short (@AsheSchow) November 7, 2022
What time is the water main break this year?
— Doug Ross (@directorblue) November 7, 2022
Place your bets!