Kennedy And Musk Call For Return To Paper Ballots

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has called for the elimination of electronic voting machines, advocating for a return to paper ballots. Citing recent issues with Dominion Voting Systems in Puerto Rico, Kennedy emphasized the need for secure and transparent elections. He promised that if elected, his administration would mandate the use of paper ballots to prevent electronic interference.

Kennedy shared an Associated Press report about the voting irregularities in Puerto Rico’s primaries on the X platform. He noted, “Puerto Rico’s primary elections experienced hundreds of voting irregularities related to electronic voting machines. Luckily, there was a paper trail so the problem was identified and vote tallies corrected.” He raised concerns about areas without a paper trail, questioning the integrity of such systems.

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, supported Kennedy’s proposal, stating, “We should eliminate electronic voting machines. The risk of being hacked by humans or AI, while small, is still too high.”

Kennedy argued that every citizen should have confidence that their vote counts and cannot be hacked. He vowed, “My administration will require paper ballots and we will guarantee honest and fair elections.”

Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, echoed these concerns during a recent podcast. He argued that voting machines do not enhance security, speed, or cost-effectiveness. Instead, he suggested that their primary function might be to alter election results, highlighting widespread distrust in the current system.

As the 2024 election approaches, the debate over electronic voting machines and the push for paper ballots continue to resonate with voters concerned about the integrity and transparency of the electoral process. Kennedy’s and Musk’s comments reflect a broader desire to return to simpler, more reliable voting methods to ensure public confidence in election outcomes.