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Rajeev Chandrasekhar Defends Indian EVM Security Against Elon Musk’s Hacking Concerns

Former Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar has responded robustly to Elon Musk’s recent concerns about the vulnerability of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to hacking.

In a tweet, Chandrasekhar highlighted the key differences between the EVMs used in India and those in other countries, particularly the US. He emphasized that Indian EVMs are uniquely designed to be secure and operate independently, with no connectivity to networks or external media, thereby minimizing the risk of hacking.

Chandrasekhar’s response was prompted by Musk’s suggestion to eliminate electronic voting machines due to the potential risk of being hacked, a concern Musk had shared in response to US presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s comments on voting irregularities in Puerto Rico’s primary elections.

Kennedy had pointed out significant ballot count discrepancies, which led to a thorough recount and raised questions about the reliability of the electronic voting system used there.

Chandrasekhar reassured that Indian EVMs are built with security in mind, using factory-programmed controllers that are impervious to reprogramming and isolated from any network connections. His detailed explanation underscored the robustness of India’s approach to electronic voting, offering a sharp contrast to the vulnerabilities observed in other systems.

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