[LINK] Computer scientists urge Clinton campaign to challenge election results

Christian Heinrich christian.heinrich at cmlh.id.au
Fri Nov 25 07:33:16 AEDT 2016


The Democrats aren't taking action due to the prior blacklash against
Alex Halderman's creditability for

On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 10:34 AM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn
<brd at iimetro.com.au> wrote:
> Computer scientists urge Clinton campaign to challenge election results
> By Dan Merica, CNN
> November 23, 2016
> http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/22/politics/hillary-clinton-challenge-results/index.html
> Hillary Clinton's campaign is being urged by a number of top computer
> scientists to call for a recount of vote totals in Wisconsin, Michigan
> and Pennsylvania, according to a source with knowledge of the request.
> The computer scientists believe they have found evidence that vote
> totals in the three states could have been manipulated or hacked and
> presented their findings to top Clinton aides on a call last Thursday.
> The scientists, among them J. Alex Halderman, the director of the
> University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, told
> the Clinton campaign they believe there is a questionable trend of
> Clinton performing worse in counties that relied on electronic voting
> machines compared to paper ballots and optical scanners, according to
> the source.
> The group informed John Podesta, Clinton's campaign chairman, and Marc
> Elias, the campaign's general counsel, that Clinton received 7% fewer
> votes in counties that relied on electronic voting machines, which the
> group said could have been hacked.
> Their group told Podesta and Elias that while they had not found any
> evidence of hacking, the pattern needs to be looked at by an independent
> review.
> Neither Halderman nor John Bonifaz, an attorney also pressing the case,
> responded to requests for comment on Tuesday evening. Their urging was
> first reported by New York magazine.
> A message left with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team also
> was not immediately returned.
> There were widespread concerns about hacking ahead of this month's
> election, including the Obama administration accusing Russia of
> attempting to breach voter registration data. But election officials and
> cybersecurity experts said earlier this month that it is virtually
> impossible for Russia to influence the election outcome.
> A former Clinton aide declined to respond to questions about whether
> they will request an audit based on the findings.
> Additionally, at least three electors have pledged to not vote for Trump
> and to seek a "reasonable Republican alternative for president through
> Electoral College," according to a statement
> Wednesday from a group called the Hamilton Electors, which represents them.
> "The Founding Fathers created the Electoral College as the last line of
> defense," one elector, Michael Baca, said in a statement, "and I think
> we must do all that we can to ensure that we have a reasonable
> Republican candidate who shares our American values."
> --
> Regards
> brd
> Bernard Robertson-Dunn
> Sydney Australia
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