“There are two kinds of people in this world: those who were paying attention during the leadup to the Iraq invasion, & those who, in one way or another, lacked the maturity at the time to have done so. Anyone who was paying attention back then has been smelling a very familiar scent in the air lately; the same hysterical tension, the same skepticism-free convergence of the mass media upon a single Washington narrative, the same stubborn refusal to produce hard evidence for the extremely serious accusations being leveled, the same accusations of treason, conspiracy theorizing & subversion leveled against anyone who questions the official narrative. The only thing that’s different now is it’s a nuclear superpower that America’s unelected power establishment is gunning for, not some insolent OPEC nation.” — Caitlin Johnstone 6/6/17.
The closest thing to an official report is the supposed “intelligence consensus” (which was no such thing) which stated that whatever happened was “. . . consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts. These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process.” But precisely the same thing could be said about the methods and motivations of domestic actors, such as the DHS itself, which was caught probing election tabulation machines in georgia on the eve of the election.
Furthermore, the vault 7 leaks show that the CIA has tools for planting false evidentiary hacking trails to incriminate the country or entity of their choice.
FurtherMOST, the glaring insanity of putting utterly hackable and non-auditable proprietary software in charge of our elections raises the question of whether the election machine vendors themselves are selling elections to the highest bidder.
This whole issue is a non-starter, an excuse for the bipartisan neocons to realize their wet dream of war with russia. We need to put these machines in a museum as a monument to mass stupidity and restore honest public human vote counting as we had for 200 years.