Voting Machines: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
John Oliver discusses how voting machines work, how they don’t, and how we can fix them.
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  • Yeah Nah
    Yeah Nah

    So many ways to rig an election in the US&A! Also: its always Russia fault.

  • Damilola Agbaje
    Damilola Agbaje


  • Cheisea Stone
    Cheisea Stone

    its not the internet.

  • Dzaid Din
    Dzaid Din

    Is this the first time John and Trump agreed on something?

  • horizontal120

    this seems interesting to me when trump was saying voting was being hacked be4 he got elected everyone was saying he is an idiot .. and now u all doing it .. interesting how things go ... (btw i'm a lefty politically .. i just see the hippocrase )

  • 396phickman

    after all these years i still find it so fascinating that a brit cares more about how we yankees conduct politics than american politics ever could.

  • Elliander Eldridge
    Elliander Eldridge

    This problem won't likely change unless someone hacks enough of these machines to say that someone ridiculous won. For example, Adolf Hitler or Vladimir Putin, or Kim Jong-Un. Or what if someone hacked the machines to randomly replace a candidate's name with one of those three and the general public started seeing news announcements of the results of each of these three candidates. I guarantee you that would result in immediate change the entire process.

  • hkistreet

    Finland got mentioned! To the market square everyone!

  • Whatzitmatter

    "There is no voter fraud" - Democrats... "These machines can give fraudulent results!" - Also Democrats. "Voter IDs are racist" - Also Democrats. You just can't satisfy them unless you hand them your vote and some cheap illegal laborers to cut their lawns.

  • mohd ifham
    mohd ifham

    Awww look at all the Europeans in the comments section taking pride in their simple pen and paper election system!!

  • mpz

    Actually the potato vodka is Polish. Cheers.

  • Eilís O'Mahony
    Eilís O'Mahony

    3:59 ...yes

  • hedgehog3180

    Jesus fucking christ never use electronic voting all cybersecurity is literally just based on complicated math and nothing is actually secure especially something made by any corporation.

  • Bound4Earth

    See the man on the street questions are a loaded gun. This has been proven in the past. You can ask literally any question and do something called editing to make it fit the narrative. This is why you mostly on see garbage like this on the Jimmy Kimmel show or similar shit. Because a normal question like who was the first president can be turned into a failure across the board, one like how do you know government got voting right, is beyond loaded as fuck and almost no one can answer that question. It does not belong in a show like this unless the show has devolved into shitting the literal bed. This is no longer satire and you are now shilling for the far left. He pretends to make fun of the premise to help keep the shows legitimacy, he then goes on to set up an idea that the man on the street interview had a good premise somehow. You cannot be against an idea and support it at the same time, yet somehow John makes himself look like a far leftist. Ignore reality all so you can push an agenda and somehow get a laugh for disagreeing with the same premise. Maybe, just maybe you should contact Jon Stewart because whoever is running this show has lost the fucking plot. They even prove it in the video. They link a video where someone pretends to be showing you how to get access and even claims all you need is a ball point pen and yet doesn't show that part, she shows everything already completely taken apart and just mirrors movements. This is why you cannot just believe anything you watch. Perhaps that is all it takes, but without a real demonstration it is pure sensationalism. This is why people look to ignorance like Trump because at least with him you know what you get, no reason to have to dive to look for the subversion that is buried. This is why people do not trust the news. He then goes on to make the startling jump from a voting machine being connected to the internet is the same exact thing as programming a card that the machine will later use be connected to the internet. You have to understand technology to see that this is how Trump got elected, because people in the news have absolutely no clue how any of it works. They trust their far left researchers that push an agenda today instead of pursuing the truth so most everything is not properly fact checked just enough to support "out bias."

  • Add E
    Add E

    Putin has no fear, man.

  • lol :P
    lol :P

    3:58 Actually, yeah that sums up (at least my class in my school) pretty well 😅

  • Jay Green
    Jay Green

    Are voting machines secure? No idea, seems like he forgot to address this question. But he sure made a lot of jokes on the assumption that they aren't. This episode feels like it was written by tech illiterate people, for tech illiterate people, all of whom want to feel smart because they are confident about what they think they know about tech.

    • Dustin Hodge
      Dustin Hodge

      Seems like you forgot to watch the video

    • mdsatan

      You missed the parts where vulnerabilities where shown and it was described how easily people could interfere?

  • marlyn104

    FYSA: In the medical field DRE means "digital rectal exam"...investigating a patient's rectum with an "educated finger." seems about right.

  • the77

    This guy used to be funny...::: seems like he tries too hard now

  • Lissie Lamb
    Lissie Lamb

    PREGNANT CHAD. Yooooo any of you know incel lingo scream at that 🤣

  • Lissie Lamb
    Lissie Lamb

    I am indeed a horny sparkley not to much drug addicted teen

  • Choo Choo MotherTrucker
    Choo Choo MotherTrucker

    Republicans don't want to fix the problem bc they are still winning. Let them lose a lot of elections and then we will see if they care about voting machines.

  • Jordan Sadia
    Jordan Sadia

    I graduated class of 2018 euphoria isn’t as far from reality as it might seem lol.

  • Thomas Stecyk
    Thomas Stecyk

    It is to bad I can not vote from my home, on my computer.

  • ItsMePhoebe

    How did Stefan Löfven not laugh when Trump was talking about paper ^^

  • Mudder Fukker
    Mudder Fukker

    Holy shit, who was the blonde dancer a 0:15 ..??

  • Xiad Xiad
    Xiad Xiad

    That question was hilarious.Imagine asking a KGB agent a question like that.This question reminds me of the one the U.S visa application has.Are you a terrorist? If yes,which terrorist organisation are you affiliated to?

  • songwrecrd

    This is the most paramount obstruction to our voting rights in this country .. what are we to do? ... I am so overwhelming concerned about the overtaking of our government to the billionaire elites and their access to this obvious vulurability in our voting system. We are totally fucked by them unless we have a contingency plan for intervenining their plans to overtake our freedoms and needs completely .... what to do?? :/ HELP US, BERNIE !

  • songwrecrd

    I'm worried ... you should be too ....

  • Brue Hoyt
    Brue Hoyt

    unattended voting machines can be found at my rec center. You would need to cut the locks (under security cameras), plug in, turn on machines (under security cameras), know how to hack the individual machine while not disabling the machine, and hope no one at the center asks what you are doing. And do this with the knowledge that it is illegal even though the number of votes on one machine would be highly unlikely to change the result of an election. Election fraud is done by preventing people from voting -not tampering with machines.

    • Brue Hoyt
      Brue Hoyt

      Machines that are malfunctioning is more worrisome. And Republicans.

  • Fab Elger
    Fab Elger


  • Fab Elger
    Fab Elger

    WHY!?WHY are there SO MANY gray-haired people LEADING THIS WORLD, THEY HAVE NO CONNECTION TO (see what I did there) IS BEYOND ME! WE ARE RUNNING SOFTWARE requiring 16 GB and GPU beyond 1080TI ON A FUCKING COMMODORE 64! -.- or the first mac! In our society!??FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!

  • Fab Elger
    Fab Elger

    A WHOLE LOT! of GREY HAIRED PEOPLE talking about how,, SOMETHING not CONNECTED to the INTERNET CANT BE HACKED!" ....-.- THIS....EXACTLY THIS(!) is whats SO DARINGLY wrong with our western world -.- WHY!?WHHHYYYYY are there SO MANY gray-haired people LEADING THIS WORLD, THEY HAVE NO CONNECTION TO (see what I did there) IS BEYOND ME! WE ARE RUNNING SOFTWARE requiring 16 GB and GPU beyond 1080TI ON A FUCKING COMMODORE 64! -.- or the first mac!

  • Fab Elger
    Fab Elger


  • Alexandru Dinca
    Alexandru Dinca

    17:46 - 18:30 Wow, that's the first time John Oliver praises Trump for saying something smart. I really hope it doesn't become a habit.

  • Jersey_ Gurl4
    Jersey_ Gurl4

    Have you heard about Ivanka Trump trademarks in China regarding a number of different projects including: Voting Machines!? Trump family creating their OWN voting machines. Journalists need to make more noise regarding this subject & voting in general like you have.

    • eye776

      And it's going to be a beautiful voting machine.

  • Tim Menke
    Tim Menke

    Why the fuck would they use an electronic voting machine for a precinct that small. So fucking stupid! Talk about a solution looking for a problem. There is absolutely nothing wrong with paper ballots and scantron. E-voting is just absolutely bonkers. And I work in IT.

  • Dave Sovay
    Dave Sovay

    John Oliver doesn't know what the Internet is

  • magic wand
    magic wand

    So when next are you meeting whistle blower snowden in Russia ? ... Well just askin

  • Kevin Merry
    Kevin Merry

    People who benefit from a broken system are not going to be motivated to fix it.

  • Sir Alexander XVIII of Carpathia
    Sir Alexander XVIII of Carpathia

    *Cough* Absolute monarchy??

  • 86 45
    86 45

    I DONT TRUST VOTING MACHINES, or republicans!

  • Moises Fernandez
    Moises Fernandez

    El algoritmo de Leonel

  • Paul Snyder
    Paul Snyder

    I’m work as a southern Ohio election official and we did away with voting machines but even when we had machines they were never connected to an outside network. The machines also recorded and printed a print out of every single ballet.

    • derty QWERTY
      derty QWERTY

      Inside network are hackable also. Also the machines can be hacked for 27 dollars or less each.. that is a wireless device that tricks the machine and anyone using it.. the paper read outs also could say 2 things, 1 on paper to fool the user its correct but hacker can change the value to where only the final vote count matters.... wake up, youre an official. We need no machines, i am a tech grad who cares .. wake up Diebold machine hack, happening since 2000 election... sad but true, you are easily bypassed as a voter gatekeeper there in ohio, believe me..

  • Tom Archetek
    Tom Archetek

    After discovering Jimmy Dore, I can't watch this show without hearing corporate bullshit infused. FUCK.

  • Ante Radeljic
    Ante Radeljic

    So funny sonofabitch🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Zero11

    Gore had that election stolen from him lol

  • Jeff Irwin
    Jeff Irwin

    Motherfuckers forgot about DRE. Also, did anyone hear about the machine in Europe that added 4096 votes because it got hit with a cosmic ray?

    • derty QWERTY
      derty QWERTY

      Voting machines in america hacked and reported for over 2 elections now.. look up 27 dollar diebold vote machine hack... the politicians are clueless and dont care

  • - WassabiGuy3224 -
    - WassabiGuy3224 -

    I felt that golden flex.

  • Alice

    Sean spicer can dance way better than I expected, but he's still shit

  • T H
    T H

    We got new machines this year. My voting precinct did not seem amused by my comment that thank goodness they'd replaced the others because we'd learned to hack them, with a pen, in under 2 minutes on Last Week Tonight.

  • Za-zaam Flash
    Za-zaam Flash

    For those with tech skillz:

  • Dave lon
    Dave lon

    It's crazy when a Brit makes more sense than American ways... "Hmm, the brits may have be right about this one..." If we know electronic election ballots can be forged or mistaken why doesn't someone do something about that? "Well we've tried..." end of discussion... NO! It's not! If the USA has the power to hold top secret documents for decades they can at least hold election results unhampered for a few days.

  • Phat Cat
    Phat Cat

    Welp, since you opened that can of worms, ask your bosses when the next season of Euphoria comes out!

  • Mike Sanders
    Mike Sanders

    We vote by mail in Oregon. Its a paper ballot It can't be "hacked" You vote at home at your kitchen table and then mail it in.

    • Jay Green
      Jay Green

      All the politicians who rigged votes before electronic voting was a thing would be very surprised to learn that paper ballots can't be faked.

  • Meow Meow
    Meow Meow

    how about make only paart of the machine connect to the internet. that way, the results can still be accessed real time.

    • derty QWERTY
      derty QWERTY

      No. Bad idea, ask the most nerdy pc repair man you know.. he will tell you paper and pencil is the best

  • gonzalo ruiz
    gonzalo ruiz

    Please talk about the giant electoral fraud in Bolivia

  • Sma 556
    Sma 556

    Best to watch on Mute.

  • Connor Stickels
    Connor Stickels

    I like what we have in Washington: it is 100% paper ballots, you have to either mail back the filled in ballot or drop it off at city hall before the deadline. There is no polling station. I don't know exactly how the vote counting works, but we don't have to worry about someone messing with voting machines or them failing due to lack of maintenance. You can hack anything, but you can't hack a pen.

  • Callous Strider
    Callous Strider

    Where I am in Canada we do paper ballots, so it's pretty foreign to me