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Gwynedd • 10 months ago

Wow. Truth and logic.

John Law • 10 months ago

"It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes."

Joseph Stalin

SirRuncibleSpoon • 10 months ago

Somebody's gonna get cancelled real quick!

caperick • 10 months ago

He's probably all for them now, and will call you an idiot for questioning their veracity.

From John f'n Oliver of all people!

Gwynedd • 10 months ago

Yes. Did it slip out by accident? I've been critical, well more than critical, let's say completely objecting to the use of electronic voting machines for years. As somebody who worked in the tech industry, I realized that there is a belief in the minds of average people, that machines are objective and impersonal and cannot lie or make mistakes. Have you ever challenged somebody when there's an obvious data entry error and they rigidly stick by whatever the machine says versus what you're trying to tell them actually was the situation? Belief in the machine is almost a belief in an infallible oracle. Obviously data can be corrupted and falsified as anybody who has had their accounts hacked should realize. So voting systems that rely on electronics without some form of physical verification are subject to fraud, and any counting system that does not have oversight and is completely hidden from view electronically or otherwise is also subject to fraud or to quote Stalin, it's not who votes it's who counts the votes. Fraud in voting machines has been going on for decades. Even the very old paper punch systems used in the 40s through 80s could be gotten around by simply having certain precincts non-functional during the day and not tell the voters their votes would not be counted. I experienced this frequently in Philadelphia when I lived in a section of the city that did not like the mayor.

Bobbyt • 10 months ago

We need to bottle and contain everything they say and view it as part of an aimless thought sequence used solely for showing hypocrisy.

libsrnazi • 10 months ago

It'll be great use outside the legal processes...

But few people will see it...

Which makes your point about preserving and organizing content the media will never show, before it's unavailable, is so spot-on...

Bobbyt • 10 months ago

Yes because when she lost Shillary was complaining about everything but the voting machines, so he waited until she was done to bring it up as a topic on his show after the subject entered the discourse and he had all this flexibility to be an outlier. If we agreed during the apolitical time he would suddenly see it as political and delete it/apologize like Stephen Colbert and his homophobic implications. The best is to make them gaslight their audience that they didn't mean X for all those years.

Warren Paine • 10 months ago

Meanwhile, there is no proof of widespread journalism in America.

berniegoetz • 10 months ago

The 2020 election is invalid, plain and simple. If this election is allowed to stand the American republic is ended.

The Turtle • 10 months ago

Indeed.

Hiden was illegitimately selected.

FrankC • 10 months ago

His point is that a paper trail is mandatory to even come close to a clean election. He is actually right. This time.

The best system though is still the paper ballot with the bubble to fill in, and then that is run through a scanner. The ballots are retained, and can be re-scanned if needed.

Guest • 10 months ago
FrankC • 10 months ago

There would need to be some enhancements for security, but they could be done. It would then be far more secure than the electronic systems that can be accessed remotely. Possibly a bar code ID number that becomes part of the scanned record would prevent the multiple scans.

Where I vote it was this system, fill in the bubble for your vote and then a scanner reads the completed ballot.

brett a thompson • 10 months ago

Bingo. There was only one way to get Biden elected.

Michal Drzymala • 10 months ago

Where is FBI (Feckless Bureau of Imbeciles) and DOJ (Department of Jerkoffs) on election fraud ???

A B • 10 months ago

Read the Constitution. States hold jurisdiction and power over elections.

Michal Drzymala • 10 months ago

Not fraud over election, IMBECILE...

Super Geek • 10 months ago

Wait! - Massive Democratic RINO election fraud!! - Trump will win. FYI TUCKER is now owned, DE-flowered, and penetrated- by ANTIFA, FOX and Democratic Party. Stay away. Noticed strange trend with Tucker acting weird since UPS Hunter Biden story - which he was backing away from. Tucker was quite disgusting this week. Picking on a brilliant and courageous woman Sidney Powell !

God Bless Donald Trump!

He was right. This election is so obviously stolen it's pathetic. Even dems should be pissed, if they weren't anti American traitors.

Keenan Hunt • 10 months ago

A senile-racist-pedophile old guy no one wanted and a political gold-digging wh___ no one liked,
completely believable.

caperick • 10 months ago

Actually some of the whistleblowers Sidney Powell has affidavits from are democrats who are pissed.

analyzethis • 10 months ago

Play that clip back to Oliver while he's live on the air and he'd either deny he ever said it or create some illogical explanation of why that no longer is an issue.

MikeyLikesIt • 10 months ago

I sincerely doubt he would try to deny it.

mrminwnc • 10 months ago

don't bet on it. it'll be "out of context" or some such horsesh---.

analyzethis • 10 months ago

Lefty does that all the time - deny things they have said even when its on video - look at Biden and countless lefty pols.

Mysterious Stranger • 10 months ago

Bet he's not saying that now.

Jonathan Tuttle • 10 months ago

Seriously? This pathetic excuse for a human being doesn't care if ballots are on toilet paper as long as democrooks win.

Jay • 10 months ago

Republican Congress had 2 years to prioritize voter ID. Useless Paul Ryan Congress failed on this, on big tech social media censorship and Obamacare. Result: this fraud-filled 2020 disaster was guaranteed.

Jonathan Tuttle • 10 months ago

Yep, much of our current troubles are traced directly back to the pathetic and feckless RINO, Paul Ryan.

Crockett7 • 10 months ago

Paul Ryan the FNC Board of Trustees RINO...

Dd1055 • 10 months ago

The left will embrace these machines with renewed lust if they can successfully steal this election.

Mojave20 • 10 months ago

and mail in voting.

wheat001 • 10 months ago

Next time it will be internet voting, totally secure. /s

CFLAP • 10 months ago

Anyone who knows anything about software and computers knows that conducting an election with them is a joke.

TKLang • 10 months ago

WT...John Oliver is making sense. Did he miss a day of drinking Kool-aid?

Scott351 • 10 months ago

It seems like honest, verifiable elections would be supported by all political parties, but they aren't... Hmmmm.

disqus_t0NgNSMTmg • 10 months ago

There have been articles and studies for years. In my opinion, these types of opinions leading up to 2020 were laying the groundwork in case Trump won. They could call him illegitimate and claim he cheated. They could spend 4 years investigating him. Remember criticism of Trump over being told foreign actors wanted to interfere but Trump would not take it seriously bc he needed their help to win?

Funny how when Biden wins, no problem, everything secure. Kind of like the Dan Akroyd/Emily L bits on SNL - “Never mind.”

101010011000 • 10 months ago

Analog voting machines. No more digital!

oldlady • 10 months ago

Why have machines at all? We have until Jan. 20 to seat new winners. What is the rush? Old fashioned hand counting may take longer but it is more secure with proper oversight. We can wait a few days or even weeks if it means honest elections. Networks will just not be calling winners before votes are all tabulated and certified. It is not a horse race and shouldn't be treated as such. Hold your tickets, please, we have a photo finish. We need voter ID and that number matched to each vote.

caperick • 10 months ago

You're right. Any machine is corruptible. Hand counting with verified observers from both parties is totally doable.

mrminwnc • 10 months ago

people act like it's impossible to count 100 million+ votes, but it's not at all. it can be easily done precinct by precinct, then all it takes is an adding machine. the old-fashioned kind, with the paper tape.

A B • 10 months ago

The thing is precincts are small. A dozen people could each count a few thousand votes in 12 hours. x20000 precincts it is done. It's distributive computing.

Mark Luhman • 10 months ago

Yep it is call paper and pencil. Work fine for nearly 200 years. Counting results we faster back in the day too.

RFL • 10 months ago

John Oliver is a dickhead

Venus • 10 months ago

I like the heads on dickzz, he's more the scruffy smelly balls.

theresa • 10 months ago

Hay, Hay all you shift for brains!

“Federal Statute Law Title 52 USC 20511: Criminal penalties Text contains
those laws in effect on November 9, 2020

Title 52-VOTING AND ELECTIONS Subtitle
II-Voting Assistance and Election Administration CHAPTER 205-NATIONAL
VOTER REGISTRATION
Criminal penalties
A person, including an election official, who in any election for
Federal office-

(1) knowingly and willfully intimidates, threatens, or coerces, or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any person for-
(A) registering to vote, or voting, or attempting to register or vote;
(B) urging or aiding any person to register to vote, to vote, or to attempt to register or vote; exercising any right under this chapter; or
(C) exercising any right under this chapter; or

(2) knowingly and willfully deprives, defrauds, or attempts to
deprive or defraud the residents of a State of a fair and
impartially conducted election process, by-
(A) the procurement or submission of voter registration applications that are known by the person to be materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent under the
laws of the State in which the election is held; or
(B) the procurement, casting, or tabulation of ballots that are known by the person to be materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent under the laws of the State in which the election is held, shall be fined in accordance with title 18 (which fines shall be paid into the general fund of the Treasury, miscellaneous receipts (pursuant to section 3302 of title 31), notwithstanding any other law), or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both."

Thomas737 • 10 months ago

Good. Now let's see how it is applied.

Madmax 2 • 10 months ago

"HBO’s John Oliver Called It ‘Completely Insane’ to Use Electronic Voting Machines in Nov. 2019"

Wow. A liberal that said something I can agree with.