One Year Ago, Democrats Had Strong Suspicions About Our Voting Machines

If you were to ask them today, we’re sure that Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and Ron Wyden would have nothing but the highest of praise for the integrity of the voting machines that millions of Americans used to cast their ballots in the 2020 election. After all, Democrats and the media have chastised the Trump campaign for even questioning the possibility that Dominion voting machines may have flipped ballots from Biden to Trump, deeming it nothing short of a “coup” that Trump’s legal team should traffic in such “conspiracy theories.”

But just twelve short months ago, in December 2019, those three senators seemed to have strong suspicions about the three leading election technology companies in the U.S. So strong were their fears that they sent a letter to the private equity firms that control the companies, relaying their concerns about “vulnerabilities” in the system and a “lack of transparency” surrounding the technology.

Breitbart has more:

The letter was sent on December 6, 2019, to three private equity firms, taking issue with “vulnerabilities and a lack of transparency in the election technology industry and the poor condition of voting machines and other election technology equipment,” Warren’s office said of the letter. The letter sought information about what role the firms had in perpetuating the technology issues.

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The Democrats’ letter identified a multitude of issues, at one point referencing a Vice report, saying, “In 2018 alone ‘voters in South Carolina [were] reporting machines that switched their votes after they’d inputted them, scanners [were] rejecting paper ballots in Missouri, and busted machines [were] causing long lines in Indiana.’”

The letter also noted that around 20 election technology vendors had competed in that market in the early 2000s but that the vendors have since consolidated to where only a few control the “vast majority of the market.”

In an email to the Wall Street Journal at the time, Warren sounded like one of those “conspiracy theorists” that Democrats are so quick to dismiss these days.

“Private-equity firms have taken over nearly all of the nation’s election technology—and how they do business is clouded in secrecy,” she wrote.

Now, however, with Joe Biden the presumed winner of the election, Democrats don’t seem too concerned with that secrecy. Indeed, we’ve yet to hear a whisper of concern from any top Democrat about the legitimacy of the election.

Do you think the same would have held true if the results had gone the other way?

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