Voting Machines: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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    John Oliver discusses how voting machines work, how they don’t, and how we can fix them.
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      It won't be fixed because fraudulent results benefit the party that can't win the popular vote. I leave it to you to guess which party that refers to.

    2. wookie5689

      The republicans (Senate) don't want to fix it. They corrupted the machine, they corrupted the political landscape, they corrupted America. Why fix it when it risk losing their job, money and reputation.

    3. wookie5689

      Ladies and Gentlemen, the current shamble political environment is due to your Boomers' politicians making. Always remember that.

    4. Claire de lune

      12:31 wow, can't believe Stan Stanart is Doug Dimmadome, owner of the Dimmsdale Dimmadome, without the ten gallon hat

    5. Rick Nance

      hand counted by registered volunteers

    6. Ampheta.miner Cometh

      That Jill Stein bit was absolutely unnecessary.

    7. Rick Roberts

      "He brought the log, she brought the cabin." Yeah, I'm done for the day internet. Thank you.

      1. foopyu nooui

        yes euphoria is accurate about a lot of teens

    8. Vignesh Balasubramaniam

      I find it hilarious how stupid John Oliver is about technology. Your Amazon Echo is not actively recording 24/7 and sending that audio feed to Amazon. Even with the massive computing power that AWS has available to it, that amount of data would be incomprehensible. The listening for the "Hey Alexa" hotword is done _locally_ . After the Echo device has identified your hotword, _then_ all words subsequently spoken will be sent to Amazon for processing in order to understand what you said. This applies to the Google Home as well. Please stop spreading conspiracy theories John Oliver. You're better than this.

      1. foopyu nooui

        of the vote counting process. So why the fuck would you bother with technology while little pieces of paper work ?

    9. Nojoe365

      12:23 Hey, it's doug dimmadome, owner of the dimmsdale dimmadome.

    10. Sentient Meatbag

      The Netherlands went from voting machines in the 90's, back to paper ballots in 2009 because of an unsolvable flaw in voting machines: the machines place too much power in too few hands. Bribing or blackmailing one single programmer can change hundreds of thousands of votes all across the country. Even with a paper trail, chances are that many of the manipulated votes go undetected.

    11. Feyd01

      Why the fuck do you need machines at all? What's wrong with a ballot paper and a fucking pen?

    12. vinny142

      13:08 "But that's the internet stan!" No it's not. it's just a point-to-point phone connection, it has *NOTHING* to do with the internet at all.

    13. ReaptheWhirlwind

      Can a voting machine run Doom?

    14. Scott Bennett

      Moscow Mitch is throwing the 2020 election.

    15. Paul Lesson

      Virginia I voted. I can only assume that they got my vote right. I can't know for sure!

    16. ThatLycanTomboy

      I will always love this country. That’s why I listen to British bird man scream at me about its problems. fix the flaws. please.

    17. Wolfgang Kleinschmit

      Why even have voting machines in the first place??? Is it so hard to take a ball pen and make a cross on a sheet of paper? I've been a voting official counting such votes for several decades now and it has always worked flawlessly. Every. Single. TIME!

    18. Brenda Valencia

      this is why I love this guy. His sacrasm is just so accurate and it envokes every single thing thats happening in this country. It's the truth, and gets right to the point.

    19. Edwin van Slooten

      A must see on this subject:

    20. Ondřej Rehák

      Is Hanging Chad HIMYM reference?

    21. Freyzi

      Man it's astounding how many things are half assed in America, even something as important as elections.

    22. Flealfy45

      In my country voting is done by putting a piece of paper with the candidate's name written on it in an enveloppe. If the piece of paper is tempered with, the vote is counted as a blank, if there's more than one piece of paper in the enveloppe, the vote is counted as a blank, if there's no piece of paper in the enveloppe, the vote is counted as a blank. The box in which people put the enveloppe is locked and sealed. There was never any problems with the counting. Sure some elections were considered fraudulent but not because of the vote counting process. So why the fuck would you bother with technology while little pieces of paper work ?

    23. ivyshaolin

      yes euphoria is accurate about a lot of teens

    24. Jeremy Whalen

      I haven't seen something in a long time that has made me this genuinely happy and sparked an uncontrollable laughter and joy. Thank you so much John and HBO. I wish i could see the look on Bob Murray's legal teams face when they see this epic shit show. Seriously the greatest roast in internet history. I hope Trump tweets about this.

    25. Skip6235

      You didn’t mention that one of the co sponsors of that Senate bill is Amy Klobachar

    26. brandonisi

      I’ve lived in Houston my whole life and have voted in every election since Bush v Gore, and I have literally never cast my vote on anything BUT those touch screens. I’ve never once been able to do a paper ballot. That’s particularly worrisome considering I am in Texas, which is poised to become a swing state any year now. Makes me wonder if I should just start doing absentee voting.

    27. TheFlynnEffect

    28. Mehwave

      I might have just made a little mess, when John said that correlation doesn't equal causation and when I say "little" I mean a gigantic fuckstain.

    29. Calvin Bottoms

      Ouch. Why is 5'8" bad? asking for someone else... I'm 6'8"

    30. Jason Alexander

      Lmao, the voting machine stuff is just here to rile people up

    31. Brad Hansen

      The voting _machines_ might not be connected to the internet, but all too often the servers that consolidate all the votes are left connected to the internet. It's those hackable servers where the biggest risk is.

    32. TheRogueStatesman

      "He brought the log, she brought the cabin..." best euphemism ever!

    33. Paula Robles

      I'm too young to remember the 2000 elections and I'm 21

    34. The Doctors Jenny

      My local areas in PA switched to half paper half computer not long after this was posted ... hmmmm ... conspiracy

    35. Christopher Perisho

      Dialing up to a bank of modems is not the same as connecting to the internet. You can have a data connection without running internet protocol at all.

    36. rested

      Dollar says alot of these people think the browser is the internet

    37. gridsleep

      Replacing the voting machines keeps the Republican Party from hacking them.

    38. foopyu nooui

      The Senate slashed the budget because if votes were more accurate, some of them wouldn't be in office.

    39. Tony A

      this looks like a dre problem some one call dr dre

    40. Seán O'Nilbud

      What a third world shithole.

    41. XHitsugaX

      america is a weird country. An ex speaker of the president is in dancing with the stars.

      1. foopyu nooui

        when I voted for Jill Stein the maching buzzed awkwardly and they took it away. I live in Arkansas

    42. AnjinSan4

      An 11 year old hacked into the Fla. voting headquarters and changed the numbers and it took only 10 minuets and there was no trace of it. I have seen it on Time .com. So I am convinced the Russians did it in 2016 to put Trump in the white house. His actions and attitude seem to verify that he is Putin's agent.

    43. Skaatje

      Politicians don't give a shit about you because, and here's the kicker, they're just like you and me.

    44. Ana Su


    45. Kevin

      On one hand I understand that Russia is trying to influence our Presidential elections and that's a huge problem but on the other hand the popular vote that these machines are used for doesn't actually mean anything. Trump lost the popular vote anyway and the electoral college still put him in office. I think the problem here is not necessarily with Russia but the electoral college that can do whatever it wants with no oversight or repercussions.

    46. Mari

      I never even heard of electrical voting machines. Here in Germany we write it down and put it in a box for people to manually count it. Idk if thats safer tho. Also they might be a thing in bigger cities.

    47. Reuben Yancey

      Jill Stein has integrity. More than you John.

    48. John Weir

      #Bernie2020 #FeeltheBern

    49. Chetanya Sharma

      America should use Indian Election Machine. They run on most simple and reliable technology.

    50. Bauss

      you sound like a you have a potato on your mouth ... why is this idiot talking about America?

    51. Jon Obester

      You missed the most important thing. Not only did the Republicans steal the election in 2000 in Florida, the also stole the next one in Ohio, thanks to the Diebold voting machines there.

    52. Hannah Cochran

      Boo. You cut off the ending! ☹️

    53. Tom Riddle

      I can promise you the next video is gonna be a bomb💥💣🔥, don't miss the next video of John Oliver it's a next level stuff 🤯

    54. Andi Dervishi

      Paper trail is not necessary - good computer programs are. We no longer have paper trail for our bank accounts and are ok with that. Why do we need it here. But if the programs and the devices suck, then, I would argue one should do away with those.

    55. Veronica Ma

      Your vote don’t count

    56. micah Holmstrom

      when I voted for Jill Stein the maching buzzed awkwardly and they took it away. I live in Arkansas

    57. hahas95

      casual racist jokes...

    58. Julia Da Costa

      Brazil was one of the first countries to have votes machines... im 32 and i have been voting in machines since Im 16..they say its as safest it gets..but Brazil there is corruption in every single thing... money is stolen from children and prisioners then...God knows what goes on...however the machines are different than the ones in USA and are sealed. Are not left unetended ..we have been using then since the 90's and we dont have scandals or huge surprises in elections so far...only in the last election one of the candidates kept acusing the system...but he ended up winnig and now Im not sure if he changed his mind.🤣

    59. Kjetil Larsen

      If you care about counting votes or your vote being counted, you should probably make it easy to vote and to verify that your vote was counted. After authenticating the voter (another discussion), a combination of digital and paper trail might be our best option for now. The digital bit should be fairly easy to solve, once we agree on a standard open source protocol that can guarantee (pseudo-) anonymity and accountability, which is exactly what blockchain technology gives us. A paper trail would help bridge the justified suspicion of anything digital and hackable. Whether or not it's a good idea to leave politics to the masses by voting once every two or four years is a good idea is yet another discussion, but it could just be the least bad option until we find better alternatives, at least for some (or most?) issues.

    60. Cornet Emelyne

      6:10 "Correlation doesn't equal causation" was what I'll remember most about my econometrics class but I wish our professor had used this lovely allegory to explain it