Hackers aim to keep people from voting says Canada elections chief


spaminator
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Hackers aim to keep people from voting says Canada elections chief
Reuters
Published:
June 6, 2019
Updated:
June 6, 2019 12:55 PM EDT
A voter casts a ballot in the 2011 federal election in Toronto on May 2, 2011. Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — Hackers seeking to interfere in Canada’s federal election this October want to undermine trust in voting and the democratic process rather than manipulate the result, says Canada’s chief electoral officer.
Citing episodes of foreign interference in democratic elections in the United States in 2016 and the UK’s Brexit vote, Stephane Perrault said in an interview that Canada now is “quite alert” to the threat and has prepared extensively.
“If there is an interest in interfering, it’s most likely to be to deflate the interest in voting, undermine democracy, and undermine trust in the election rather than undermine the particular results,” Perrault said in his office on Wednesday.
Last month, Canadian security sources said they were concerned about the potential weakness in political parties’ cyber networks, particularly from the thousands of volunteers.
Perrault echoed that concern.
“Parties have been targets in the United States, the Democrats, but also in other jurisdictions,” he said. “Parties don’t necessarily have huge financial capability in terms of rebuilding their IT infrastructure.”
In 2016, Russians allegedly hacked into Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman’s emails. They were later published by WikiLeaks during the run-up to the election. The candid emails are widely considered to have hurt Clinton’s presidential bid.
To help the parties, Elections Canada has spoken with them three times in the past year and has another meeting scheduled for next week. It is acting also as an intermediary between the parties and the country’s security services, Perrault said.
Elections Canada, an independent body that manages the nation’s federal voting, has had to take a much different approach in 2019 than it did the previous vote in 2015 because of hacking concerns and social media, Perrault said.
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It is running various scenarios, including simulating an election in five electoral districts earlier this year, to make sure it is prepared to handle any problems. The body has also revamped its IT network and focused on training employees how to avoid phishing and other online threats, Perrault said.
Elections Canada has also set up a team of about 20 people to monitor social media and the news outlets for incorrect information about the electoral process. The team will be using software that reads more than 20 languages and it will be fully operational on June 30.
“Our mandate is not about truth on the Internet,” Perrault said. “Our mandate is to make sure that electoral information is correct so Canadians have access to clear information on where to vote, how to register, how to cast a ballot.”
Monitoring and using social media will also help the body identify problems and quickly communicate to voters.
Perrault said he has many concerns but that they do not keep him up at night, in part because Elections Canada began to prepare for this year’s election in 2017.
“We have a secure system. It’s a paper-based system. We have a healthy democracy,” he said. “I feel solid that we’ve done what we need to do.”
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...lections-chief
 
Hoid
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Low turnout helps the conservatives
 
B00Mer
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Low turnout helps the conservatives

Good you should stay home.. you might sprain and ankle
 
MHz
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You should find a home that fits your list of values. Where oh where could we find a place with more psychopaths than on here just for you and the loco collective??

Guesses??
Anyone??
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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Quote:

OTTAWA — Hackers seeking to interfere in Canada’s federal election this October want to undermine trust in voting and the democratic process rather than manipulate the result, says Canada’s chief electoral officer.

Right, so that's why that cheap hack, the little potatoe, bough the press.

Nothing destroys voter confidence like the fake russian collusion scandal, the brexit vote and its results, or like in Ireland - where they had several elections till the globalists got the result they selected.

Then also there is the fakenews media adpocolypse banning anyone who tells the truth about anything.
Last edited by Danbones; Jun 8th, 2019 at 04:06 AM..
 
Walter
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Stoopid peoplekind don’t vote.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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Expect the "Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist)" to win big in the polls.
http://cpcml.ca/
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Stoopid peoplekind don’t vote.

Yes they do. How do you think Eli may got in?
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Stoopid peoplekind don’t vote.

Only 68% voted in 2015. 32% are stoopid peoplekind.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Only 68% voted in 2015. 32% are stoopid peoplekind.

That, that's about the size of Trump's American support.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

That, that's about the size of Trump's American support.

Trump did not get 68% of the vote.
 
Hoid
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Trump won about 46% of a voter turnout of 56%

I will leave that to the google climate change scientists to do the math.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Trump won about 46% of a voter turnout of 56%

I will leave that to the google climate change scientists to do the math.

Trump got enough to be elected , funny Trudeau also got enough to be elected .
 
harrylee
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Trump won about 46% of a voter turnout of 56%
I will leave that to the google climate change scientists to do the math.

That widely used argument is about the most lame of all......
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Trump did not get 68% of the vote.

Much closer to 32% ...
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by harrylee View Post

That widely used argument is about the most lame of all......

that is a stat - not an argument.
 
B00Mer
No Party Affiliation
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Predictions for 2019: Trudeau ends up with a Liberal minority government in Canada

Just Say'in..
 
B00Mer
No Party Affiliation
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Conservatives Would Win 2019 Federal Election If Held Today: Poll
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Predictions for 2019: Trudeau ends up with a Liberal minority government in Canada
Just Say'in..

That story is from January 1, a lot of shit has happened since then.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Conservatives Would Win 2019 Federal Election If Held Today: Poll

Another old story from February.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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LOL, wouldn't it be funny if fall was as early as spring was late, and we get full winter BEFORE the next election...


I wonder what kind of outcome the north polls will predict then?
 
harrylee
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

that is a stat - not an argument.

And means nothing.....he got enough votes to win by the rules which the other candidates did not.....end of story
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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LOL, the trouble with the above statement is that the left like to keep having selections till they get the result they want.
 
DaSleeper
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Leftards are such sore losers...
We all remember the chad counting in Florida.
Hoid would have been too young to remember that!
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by harrylee View Post

And means nothing.....he got enough votes to win by the rules which the other candidates did not.....end of story

nobody ever said it menat anything

someone mentioned what percentage of the vote trump got

Trump got about 46% of a popular vote of about 56% of the possible voters

see?

That isn't an argument - it is simply a stat
 
harrylee
Free Thinker
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A bullshit stat that the losers always use to make themselves feel better.....They lost, get over it. Something liberals can't seem to do...lol
 
Hoid
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56% was the turnout

46% voted for Trump

it is the fact
 
harrylee
Free Thinker
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And yet....irrelevant.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

56% was the turnout
46% voted for Trump
it is the fact

Wrong.


40% of the 56% voted for Trump.


That's 22.4%.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Trump won about 46% of a voter turnout of 56%
I will leave that to the google climate change scientists to do the math.

So obviouly the other 44% are in favor or they would have turned out to vote against their best interests. Your stupidity knows no bounds.