Democrats are seriously considering using the Internet for voters to cast their ballots in the 2016 presidential election saying such a process will help their party’s new president, according to news reports on Saturday. The party leaders during a recent Democratic National Committee meeting in Iowa claimed Internet voting would make it easier for their constituents to cast their ballots including military voters serving overseas. … But such a revision to the nation’s election system will be difficult once the debate takes a more prominent place within political dialogue. Several experts in law enforcement, computer science and social media are suspicious of the Internet being used to choose political leaders especially when it comes to national elections. “These Democrats are the same people who were behind the Obamacare website fiasco that is still being remedied at a cost of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. They couldn’t even get an enrollment website functioning properly so how do we trust them to get Internet voting problem-free,” said political strategist Mike Baker. “Can you imagine hundreds of thousands of votes suddenly lost forever in cyperspace? And without proper screening who is to say someone voting online is really the person they claim to be?” Baker asks.
Some believe that hackers will be able to create havoc online by illegally gaining access to the websites’ administrative areas and manipulate the voter tallies in order to benefit certain political candidates.
“Hackers have displayed enormous prowess illegally gaining access to government and private sector cybersystems. There have been reports of hackers accessing Defense Department data protected by state-of-the-art security. Can you imagine the shenanigans that will occur if systems are setup for important national elections?, notes cybersecurity and assets protection expert Joseph Wollen.