On Friday, the county's computer experts were trying to learn how the hacker got into the site; [DuPage County Election Commission Director Robert Saar] said registered voters and those who participate in the Nov. 7 election don't need to worry.And I'm certain that Mr. Sarr would also have claimed that the commission's web site was secure before it was hacked on Thursday... and again on Friday.
The intrusion didn't affect voter registration files, which are protected by additional firewalls, or the commission's vote-counting system, which is not connected to the Internet or to any other computer, he said.
Update Oct 29: I'm not the only one with doubts about voting in DuPage County.
From your Daily Herald:
That each and every American eligible to vote can make choices on whom they believe would best represent them in government is what makes living in a democracy so right.Yeah, I'm paranoid -- but am I paranoid enough?
But in planning an election, those running the election must anticipate everything that can go wrong. And troubleshoot accordingly.
And election administrators cannot put themselves in a position of being accused of conflicts of interest in awarding contracts. Not when they are overseers of one of the most sacred outcomes of our nation taking up arms for liberty.
Yet the DuPage Election Commission has come up short in both of these areas.
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