President Trump is being roundly mocked for saying millions voted illegally and his presidential commission to study the issue is meeting tremendous resistance. Meanwhile voter records are apparently readily available on the dark web. More than 40 million U.S. voter records from nine states allegedly went for sale on the dark web just recently.
The original report of this sale comes from LookingGlass Cyber Solutions.
The voter records being offered for sale include the voter’s full first, last and middle name, voter ID, birthdate, voter status, party affiliation, residential address and other details. The data belongs to voters in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma and Washington State.
Over the last two days, voter databases from at least two of the states—Arkansas and Ohio—were sold for a mere $2 each, or a total of $4 for almost 10 million voter records.
The seller is someone called “Logan” who is selling it on the website RaidForums. “Logan” appears to have obtained the voter information through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, website requests, and also through social engineering them.
“Logan” is said to be trading the information for credit cards and login credentials. He is alleged to be over 18 years and not a member of any group.
Yet the President can’t get the information. Only 24 states have complied with the President’s request for voter data. Perhaps the administration should purchase the information from “Logan”.
DarkReading notes that: the total cost for a US citizen to purchase all available voter registration data for all states is generally around $126,500. Politically oriented non-profits, candidates, parties and their committee would pay around $136,000.
In February of 2015, Dark Web News reported that 191 million voter records were being sold.
We have illegal immigrants using fake IDs and no one is pursuing them. Our databases are being hacked. Hillary Clinton and the DNC were the victims of major leaks or hacks. What are we doing about it? Well, for one thing, the President is not being allowed to investigate.