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VOTER VALIDATION FINGERPRINT READER, IRIS SCAN, OR TAKE A PICTURE trending idea

PURPOSE: Consider biometric scanners in voting centers.
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DHS has an Office of Biometric Identity Management (since 2013) that could (potentially) be used for the purpose of validating voting.
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I would be perfectly willing to have my fingerprint read prior to voting (or iris scanned or picture taken in the alternative). I cannot think of any reason to be adverse to this, unless you... more »

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Call out Foreign Trolls Directly - Let the Public Know Who and What Actors are Malicious

While social media companies have recently stepped up their efforts to combat foreign influence on elections, more can be done to alert the public and to dismantle disinformation campaigns. Quacks and conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones or other weirdos should be called out and isolated. We should not allow messages from foreign facebook, twitter, instagram, or even harmful memes to become viral or otherwise influence... more »

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Require all polling place computers have dot gov, instead of dot com

Chris Krebs, Head of Cyber Agency, DHS, was interviewed on NPR, All Things Considered," January 26, 2020, "Why Elections Officials Aren't Taking A Simple Security Step," by Miles Parks.

It was pointed out by Miles Parks that cybersecurity firm McAfee analyzed domain names, noted that a huge majority of states' counties had the much less secure dot com domain instead of the secure dot gov domain. In Texas 95% and in... more »

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Social and legacy media

It should be a federal offense for Mark Zuckerberg to give $350 million to democrat precincts. Social media should be subject to some kind of bias restraint, perhaps something akin to equal time regs. On television. It is criminal that Twitter & FB can suppress the  Joe/Hunter Biden corruption ,shadow ban suspend or ban conservative comment and content yet terrorists like the Ayatollah tweet unchecked. Corporate media... more »

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Stay in your lane

When discussing election security and or results the cyber security department or CISA should not unilaterally make statements you can't prove or allow the media to declare CISA the final word on election security since it has no bearing on mail in ballots absentee  or provisional ballots, drop boxes, ballot authentication and was patently incorrect about paper ballots for recounts.

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Return to Paper Ballots

Computer experts have identified vulnerabilities to our election process when using electronic methods. Voting machines can be programmed to flip votes to a specific candidate using a few second delay so the voter is unaware this has taken place, unless the voter goes back to review their entire ballot on the machine. Even in areas where paper ballots are used, scanning machines can be programmed to fractionalize or skip... more »

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Put violent demonstrators on the No-Fly List

News has indicated many of the most violent demonstrators, including Antifa, are flying into certain cities to instigate violence and disrupt elections. Since they fly around the country, creating anarchy, put them on the No-Fly List. Put anybody arrested for violence on the list and certainly anybody convicted of street violence.

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Avoiding mail ballots

Election integrity is crucial and cannot be jeopardized by a mail in vote which invites fraud and phony ballots and the harvesting of ineligible ballots. Security if the system also depends heavily on voter ID requirements that confirm only lawful US citizens vote This further safeguards our system against fraud, phony voters, allowing illegal immigrants to vote and persons who should be purged from state voter rolls... more »

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Easy Road to Election Fraud

There must be a database set up so each person can only caste one ballot. There is nothing that prevents a person from using his address to caste a ballot in his/her precinct and using his friend's address to cast a ballot in another precinct. Example: I live in Auburn, Washington. I use my Auburn address to register to vote in Auburn. I caste a ballot in the Auburn precinct. I have a friend in Kent, Washington. I register... more »

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cybersecurity

I have several ideas that are way outside the box regarding cybersecurity, but we can no longer protect ourselves and our country's security with outdated O's and 1's carried by electrical impulses that are easily hacked.

As a retired biology teacher, I tend to see answers to problems that can perhaps be solved by studying how nature works to solve issues that plants, animals, and even single-celled organisms deal with... more »

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Updating election system

ID card scanners: Voters show ID card to gain entry to Vote via Dbase: see YMCA for member use, same for voters
Keypad Voting machines
Voters put votes by Keypad
Cybsersecurity deters keypad hacking.
Trash dated voting machines.
Voting data at Local Registrar under lock & key
Use biometric face scanning via TSA for Voting
Scan voters from USBP ICE data & local PD.
Sign Video pad for entry vs paper system.
Make mobile... more »

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Mail in ballots should be nationalized along with having a bi-partisan watchdog group in every district for oversight.

Given the current status of Covid-19 and the absolute need to continue social distancing for the next several months if not years, going to a nationwide system of mail-in ballots along with automatic voter registration for anyone born in or naturalized in the USA would make for much fairer elections, especially for those who can't take time off work to stand in line for hours to vote. A bipartisan citizen oversight council... more »

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Back to basics

I suggest elections voting process go back to paper ballots. DHS said that the 2020 elections were the most secure in history yet no log data or forensic evidence has been provided to prove it. The elctronics used to scan, count, and tabulate our votes were not only rigged, but there are people in the government positions that are complicit throughout all departments of the government. If you want to be ruled by communism,... more »

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Redesign the basic computer to make it Malware Secure

The development of a New Class of Computer Components has enabled the design of Malware Secure Computers which does not need to use detection software, encryption or analytics (AI), in order to allow for Malware safe internet, email and user data file interchange. This would allow for the Malware safe transmission and receiving of election results without those computers being compromised with a Malware. This new technology... more »

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At all polling stations, there should be one Republican, one Democrat and one Independent monitor to check each ballot to make sure it has no errors and is counted correctly. No ballot can be considered valid which has not be reviewed by the panel of three. In this way, there will be no disputes about ballots as the three must be in agreement. All three must also check voter's I.D.

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