Local Election Officials Warned About Security Holes In Election Infrastructure | Rachel Maddow

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Amy Gardner, national political reporter for the Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about the specific concerns federal officials have about election intrusion efforts by Iran and Russia, including security holes in local systems that could be exploited to create confusion or distrust in the election. Aired on 10/21/2020.
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Local Election Officials Warned About Security Holes In Election Infrastructure | Rachel Maddow

65 Comments on "Local Election Officials Warned About Security Holes In Election Infrastructure | Rachel Maddow"

  1. Trump ur not wanted, let us move forward leave

    • @snowflake killer How I feel has nothing to do with it. Over half of those who bothered to vote in 2016 voted for someone other than trump. He hasn’t gained any support since.

    • Patrick Tolman | October 22, 2020 at 7:41 AM | Reply

      @Constituent A coolaid drunk dumbocrat! Give it up (4more years) 🇺🇸

    • @Patrick Tolman LOL, why should I give up? Are you one of those nutso proud boys? I’ll defend the country against your kind until my dying breath.

    • snowflake killer | October 22, 2020 at 7:49 AM | Reply

      @Constituent A you can tell yourself whatever makes you feel good but you cannot change the facts

    • Patrick Tolman | October 22, 2020 at 8:21 AM | Reply

      @Constituent A you support defunding police,releasing criminals, Flag burning, cop killing, giving free room n board and medical to illegal immigrants while US citizens go hungry and hurting, not to mention ChinaBiden inappropriate touchy/smelly thing he’s got going on,ect,ect,ect! If your good with that you don’t deserve to live in the USA 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  2. The Senate intel report has revealed that Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and Konstantin Kilimnik, a Ukrainian-Russian who headed Manafort’s office in that country, posed a ‘grave security threat.”

    Kilimnik is a Russian intelligence officer,” the report said. Manafort’s willingness to share information with Kilimnik and other people affiliated with the Russian intelligence services, it added, “represented a grave counterintelligence threat.” The 50-year-old Kilimnik was Manafort’s right-hand man in Ukraine.

    Kilimnik rose to run Manafort’s operations in Ukraine after Manafort helped Ukrainian candidate Yanukovych win the election in 2010. When Yanukovych fled the country following a pro-Western revolution in 2014, Manafort and Kilimnik continued to work with pro-Russian Ukrainian parties and politicians.

    Kilimnik was also the main contact with the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, with whom Manafort had business dealings. Kilimnik served as a liaison between the two men, and their relationship continued during the U.S. presidential elections.

    Manafort, Kilimnik and their associates took extensive measures to hide and destroy their communications, the report asserts.

    Kilimnik was born in Ukraine but attended a military language institute in Moscow from 1987 to 1992 during the collapse of the Soviet Union. The institute was linked to the Russian military intelligence agency, or GRU.

    When the full extent of Trump’s treachery, crimes, and betrayal of this country are revealed, it will be far worse than most people ever imagined.

    Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
    And ye shall know the TRUTH, and the truth shall make you free…


  4. Wooooooooow


  5. Don’t let anyone stop you from exercising your Constitutionally Guaranteed Right to Vote. When you get your ballot, fill it out carefully. Then put your ballot in the Inner Secrecy Envelope, and insert in the Outer Declaration Envelope, and sign it. Mail back, AT LEAST 2 WEEKS before Nov. 3rd. OR, Drop Off/deliver in-person at an Authorized County Registrar Office or Drop Box, AT LEAST ONE WEEK before election day. Check your drivers license and try to match your signature before signing the Ballot or Outer envelope. If you Mail-in your Ballot late, you can go to the polls and try to vote. If there’s an indication at the polling place that you’ve requested a Mail-in Ballot, you will be given a provisional ballot which won’t be counted if you’re Mail-in Ballot arrives in time to be counted.

    • @Maharajji NKB : I guess you missed the Obama rally in Philadelphia then? HUGE! Didn’t I tell you once before? It’s immoral to waste real TIME on Propaganda, son. Keep ‘em BRIEF, or continue being ignored. At least you admitted your comment was, “fantasy,” though. BYE-DON 😜🌊

    • @Ash Roskell Obama had a rally? But I thought Biden was running for Senate,.. whoops, I mean President…Come on man,.You know the thing.
      So sad that the Dems have propped up a candidate who should be in a nursing home, if not in jail.

    • @Maharajji NKB : There, there, cupcake. Jealousy is unbecoming. I bet you don’t even know what it feels like to support a candidate that people actually LIKE, as a person? Dry your eyes. You’re going to have to admit Donny stole your donations, or they won’t let you join the Class Action to try to get them back? 😜

    • @Ash Roskell The heroes of the Left are criminals. People fawn over Obama?? Ignorance abounds. As Michael Savage put it – Liberalism is a mental disorder.

    • @Maharajji NKB : Just hearing a bunch of effeminate Pearl clutching, but no, “arguments,” which is pretty Trumpy of you, but doesn’t really help your case, does it, sonny? Unless you’re trying to get Joe BYEDON elected? 🤦‍♂️

  6. No voter should be obliged to register any party allegiance on a form prior to voting. It is those registration forms which don’t just register you as a voter but which name a particular party which makes the sale of these lists useful in targeting voters, and starting targeted harrasment on that basis – not to mention enabling gerrymanders and removal of polling stations from that information. Register as independent, if you must. No-one should be able to sell information about you, and that information is only ‘sell-able’ because it classifies you by registered party preference. Don’t tell them – let your ballot speak.

    • Margaret Nicol | October 22, 2020 at 8:12 AM | Reply

      @xlioilx Wear red – vote blue!

    • The standard narrative has holes in it | October 22, 2020 at 9:23 AM | Reply

      Thumb this comment UP if you believe that democrats should be forced, through the use of *_extreme violence_* to get Bill Gaytes “vaccine”

    • Diane O'Donovan | October 22, 2020 at 11:19 AM | Reply

      @Margaret Nicol Absolutely. And it is also weird – if you’re not American – to see people who are not politicians labelling *themselves* as Republican or Democrat, rather than just an American voter. It seems to create a sort of tribalism which then acts as a drag when the prospective employers of a politician – the voters – consider the candidates. As if you’re not allowed to just pick the best person able to do the job. You have to pick ‘one of our sort’… when that is applied to ordinary job-interviews we’d call it racism, or sexism, or some other form of unacceptable prejudice. But that’s the American way.

    • Diane O'Donovan | October 22, 2020 at 11:25 AM | Reply

      @Semper Fortis That’s another difference from most countries. If a person commits a crime, they have to suffer the consequences. But the crime has nothing to do with being born in America and in most countries your right to vote is about where you were born, or where you have been naturalised. It’s inalienable. I’ve seen it argued that one of the reasons for the concerted efforts to jail Americans of African descent, and to put them away for very long periods, even for relatively minor crimes, is that in that way they can be deprived forever of their citizens’ rights, and also denied the opportunity to have children. It is inherently a racist effort to ‘blank’ a whole generation. I’m not sure of the exact number, but I think there are currently about 2 million Americans of African or Afro-European descent in jail. It would be a scandal in any other country – but that’s the American way. Efforts to restore the vote to a person who has served their time is only reasonable, it seems to me. ‘Felon’ is a temporary, not a permanent, characteristic. Christians should remember that according to the laws of his country, Christ was not only a felon, but one convicted of a capital offense. He had no vote, either, of course.

    • This information is exactly why Trump had his Commission on voter fraud created (which didn’t survive one year), not to find voter fraud but to gain access to every State’s Registration data by having them turn it over to them so that the GOP could manipulate and target voters like they did in 2016 (when they operated a massive voter _depression_ campaign, not to get voters to vote for them but to get voters to not vote at all). There is an interesting video about this campaign. They had millions of profiles of individual voters and used specific ads to discourage these voters from voting. I am glad not many States turned their voter data in to the Commission.

  7. I think it’s interesting so many evil leaders/actors are supporting the man who claims to “drain the swamp”. Seems more like he’s turning it into a Spa for our adversaries.

  8. We had 4 years to prepare for this so…… 🙄🤔

    • @The Alpengeist trump: “I love the uneducated” 😅

    • The Alpengeist | October 22, 2020 at 3:51 AM | Reply

      @Hey Duggee – and look who has won in the last 4 years? Hillary win= failed. Meuller report= failed, Impeachment = failed. Don’t you pathetic idiots get tired of believing the MSM and losing ALL OF THE TIME?

    • @Bold Ruler
      For those of you Voters whom are visual learners 😊
      1973. Biden enters politics
      1980. Wait for it.
      1991. Stay with us…
      2001. Almost there …
      2020. Now he’s ready to fix America. 🤔

    • The Alpengeist | October 22, 2020 at 4:31 AM | Reply

      ​@Hey Duggee – California Election Integrity Study Found Almost 400,000 Ballots Sent To People Who Died Or Moved

    • The Alpengeist | October 22, 2020 at 4:31 AM | Reply

      California Election Integrity Study Found Almost 400,000 Ballots Sent To People Who Died Or Moved

  9. My question is if all this dark money in elections cant be traced to the contributor how do we know it isnt coming from enemys of u.s.

    • @Dave Schultz Wow, Soros? That’s a name most conspiracy theorists haven’t used in a good decade. Been in a coma, have you? Can’t update your fake references?

    • @Poor Finian , Hes a real person…whos Qanon? A fantasy.

    • @Dave Schultz its not dark money when we know who the donates it. We know soros and koch brothers.its the ones we dont know is thw dark money

    • @big picture lol….theres a Koch BROTHER, not BROTHERS. Koch is a globalist, open border Moderate who is pro America. Soros is a globalist who HATES AMERICA.

    • @Dave Schultz The fact that you label anyone “Pro-America” or “Anti-America” shows us you’re in the wrong era. Seriously, no one has used those terms since McCarthyism. Bottom line, it’s no longer the 1950s, comrade.

  10. Trump is an agent of chaos. He is loved by the enemies of the US.

  11. Angel M. Bouchard | October 22, 2020 at 5:24 AM | Reply

    Ignore the polls and trolls!
    Vote too big to rig!
    Vote country over party!
    Vote too save democracy in America!
    🇺🇸Biden/Harris 2020

  12. John Te Whauwhau | October 22, 2020 at 5:30 AM | Reply

    Biden 2020.

  13. Powerage Scott | October 22, 2020 at 6:37 AM | Reply

    You may not be sure about JOE BIDEN but we must remember that Joe will at least be in for only 4 yrs. The first priority for now is to remove this mad man first.

  14. Get out and vote. Don’t pay attention to emails or phone calls. Stay focus and vote early big and blue.

  15. They’ve had 4 years to put up protections against such an attack but did nothing. How many times has #MoscowMitch even refused to even talk about it on the floor of the Senate.

    • Diane O'Donovan | October 22, 2020 at 11:05 AM | Reply

      Has everyone forgotten that Trump’s last campaign handed voter identification information over to a dubious English company, with the specific aim of ‘getting at’ Democrat voters? In that case they just used robo-calls. Now the same information is being used to send threatening messages – but once more to bolster Trump’s campaign. They’re saying this private information is being got at through local voting sites? Why not just take it that Trump’s campaign has again provided it to foreign companies or governments just like last time?

    • Lol. Yall are delusional. Get some help.

  16. It’s like a Nintendo game I cant win.trump=bowser… #votebidenppl

  17. Allen Yoroichi | October 22, 2020 at 9:40 AM | Reply

    Every republican president has given a recession but this takes the cake 🤕

    When will Americans learn …. . . . .

  18. You can thank Moscow Mitch 💩for blocking election security legislation.

  19. Basically, ” We have another delicious Nothing Burger. This one has Swiss cheese on it.”

  20. Marsha Fredericksen | October 22, 2020 at 7:33 PM | Reply

    How do they know the e mail didn’t come from someone right here in our country?

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