According to The Epoch Times, officials from President Joe Biden’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have petitioned a court not to release a study that examined Dominion Voting Systems technology used in Georgia.
According to The Epoch Times, the CISA was recently given an unredacted copy of the report prepared by University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society Director J. Alex Halderman, which is said to address “potential vulnerabilities in Dominion ImageCast X ballot marking devices,” or electronic voting devices.
While CISA continues to support public disclosure of any security flaws and associated mitigation strategies with election equipment, allowing the report to be released at this time “increases the risk that malicious actors may be able to exploit any vulnerabilities and threaten election security,” government lawyers wrote in a Feb. 10 filing in the case.
The complaint was filed in 2017 by good-government organizations and voters who claim that the lack of paper ballots jeopardizes the voting process.
CISA requested U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg, an Obama nominee hearing the case, to reject attempts to disclose a redacted version of Halderman’s findings for the time being.
Before the report is public, CISA authorities want to evaluate the material in the study and assist Dominion in resolving the vulnerabilities highlighted. They stated that they are unable to offer a completion date.
Totenberg must evaluate the motion against the views of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican and one of the defendants, who urged for the release to take place promptly in late January.
“I’m asking J. Alex Halderman, the author of a study on suspected Dominion equipment vulnerabilities, to seek the judge to publicly reveal his findings on Georgia’s voting system and his pre-2020 election testimony.” Raffensperger explained.
“Security reviews of any system, including voting systems, should always take a comprehensive look at all protections in place, including procedural and technical safeguards.” There is a reason why nonpartisan election officials, poll-watchers, dispersed passwords, access limits, and audit mechanisms are used in US voting systems.” Dominion Voting Systems President and CEO John Poulus stated.
“The review conducted in the Curling case did not take this approach. Dominion supports all efforts to bring real facts and evidence forward to defend the integrity of our machines and the credibility of Georgia’s elections,” John Poulus added.