Another day, and another story of a major election system vulnerability.
According to Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling, Wisconsin’s online portal for voters, MyVote Wisconsin, suffers from a major vulnerability that could be exploited to defraud an election.
Schmaling claims that anyone can enter the name and birthdate of any other individual and obtain their absentee ballots indefinitely—using the same identity to potentially commit fraud over many election cycles.
Names and birthdays are easy to obtain—almost all personal info is easy to obtain via marketing and prospect lists from various companies.
Wisconsin election officials continue to deny these allegations:
"The MyVote web application requires a person to provide the same information he or she would provide if the person made the ballot request through traditional mail or email. MyVote does not make it any easier to commit voter fraud than requesting a ballot through other methods."
— Mary Spicuzza (@MSpicuzzaMJS) July 28, 2022
Oh come on!!! No Indication of MyVote Vulnerability | Wisconsin Elections Commission https://t.co/2P9ZUJr2DS
— Jennifer Asper #RIPCORD #2000Mules (@j3669) July 28, 2022
According to The Epoch Times:
The Sheriff’s Office stated citizens have reported that “With only a person’s name and date of birth, anyone can request another person’s ballot and have the ballot sent to any address entered.
No identification is needed, and the requester can make a declaration of being indefinitely confined, thus, for the current and future elections, the requester will be sent someone else’s ballot at the different address.”
"The Sheriff’s Office is pleased that the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) had an emergency meeting last night to discuss this problem," statement says.
Statement says the RCSO "disagree" with WEC saying “There is no indication of any vulnerability" within MyVote.
— Adam Rogan (@could_be_rogan) July 29, 2022
I’m seeing a lot of great plugs for @WI_Elections’ MyVote Wisconsin, this one at @sun_library. Use MyVote to register online and request an absentee ballot. Online registration ends on Wednesday. After that register in your Clerk’s office or at the polls. pic.twitter.com/XjdAUy6GCv
— Michael Haas (@MikeHaasWi) October 11, 2020
In 2021, The Federalist reported this about Racine County, Wisconsin:
Racine County, Wisconsin law enforcement blew the 2020 election integrity question wide open on Thursday after an investigation into one nursing home.
It revealed not only that state election officials flagrantly broke the law and ordered health-care employees to help them, but that the problem likely runs much deeper throughout the swing state’s other 71 counties.