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

  • Published: 04 November 2019
  • John Oliver discusses how voting machines work, how they don’t, and how we can fix them.

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Comments • 8 659

  • Hannah Hannah
    Hannah Hannah  1 hours back

    In Canada we vote on paper and count them via hand

    • Alicia Gravel
      Alicia Gravel  1 hours back

      What the fuck?
      In Canada it's all paper with a x made by a pen, sealed and count by hand, for provincial and federal elections. I worked for both and it's maybe more "traditional" but it works and have my trust.

      • Miriam Mone
        Miriam Mone  2 hours back

        shithole country.

        • game freak
          game freak  5 hours back

          Pencil and paper gang, rise up

          • Michael Barreras
            Michael Barreras  6 hours back

            Voter print out?

            • Betty Lynn
              Betty Lynn  7 hours back

              Other than the makeup, everything in euphoria is pretty accurate

              • siobheanne
                siobheanne  9 hours back

                In Canada, we use the pinecone-birch bark system. Foolproof, if bulky.

                • yodasecondave
                  yodasecondave  9 hours back

                  Canada: Where we just use paper ballots, count them by hand, and never have any of these problems

                  • Yuki Magica
                    Yuki Magica  10 hours back

                    why not use pen and paper like most places?

                    • Clubparty98
                      Clubparty98  10 hours back

                      Dude no joke I have literally seen Stan Stanart in real life before. I live in Harrison county Texas and I once walked into a public ceremony where he was giving a speech about the upcoming 2016 election. Never thought he would end up on John Oliver's show lol

                      • Kim Jong Un
                        Kim Jong Un  11 hours back

                        Holy shit why didn't I think of this!

                        • The King Of Norway
                          The King Of Norway  11 hours back


                          • DPWFG
                            DPWFG  11 hours back

                            In Canada we just put a check mark in a circle, give it to witness, they tear off the registration half, then open the box, you put in your ballot and they close the box...

                            • Rob Elliott
                              Rob Elliott  11 hours back

                              The internet is short for the World Wide Web... so in fairness sending it via a modem to a direct location is not connecting it to the internet, just like using an old school BBS wasn't the internet. It was a network but it wasn't the World Wide Web.

                              • Courtney Sch.
                                Courtney Sch.  13 hours back

                                We in Canada use paper and pens... and people are hired to count them...

                                • Scott L
                                  Scott L  13 hours back

                                  That isn't the "internet". It's a direct dial over the telephone network. There is a difference.

                                  • Snack Time
                                    Snack Time  14 hours back

                                    Man, I could go for a tooth fairy blowjob

                                    • tubatim
                                      tubatim  14 hours back

                                      Go back to paper and counting by hand. Ain't no voter fraud by hacking up here in Canuckistan. Instead, we just have idiots in Alberta voting conservative, to the point where you could paint a bale of hay blue and it would get the most votes. Alberta: the stupidest province in Canada, and that's after Ontario voted for Doug "Dumb Fuck" Ford.

                                      • KipperBill
                                        KipperBill  14 hours back

                                        I honestly wonder why John Oliver never became my high school Principal.

                                        • Paresseux Irrévérencieux

                                          Well, USA were using floppy disk to manage nukes until recently, weren't they..?

                                          • Jonathan Norton
                                            Jonathan Norton  15 hours back

                                            How many countries use electronic voting systems other than the US?

                                            • Sean C
                                              Sean C  15 hours back

                                              Ok so now I'm curious.....are tooth fairy blowjobs a thing?.....I'm asking for a friend of course.....

                                              Also, breaking in to Fort Knox is silly. Instead you just steal the entire Fort and deal with getting in later, obviously :/

                                              • Barded Wyrm
                                                Barded Wyrm  15 hours back

                                                Paper ballots.
                                                Marked in pencil.
                                                Counted by hand.
                                                In the presence of not less than least 3 witnesses.
                                                Including interested members of the public and candidates (or their representatives).

                                                Functionally Unhackable.

                                                • Nomi Malone
                                                  Nomi Malone  15 hours back

                                                  Canada is superior again.
                                                  Paper ballots are hand counted by two people for every ballot box. The results are never in question, the process only takes a couple of hours, and is WAY more secure.

                                                  • Roger Furlong
                                                    Roger Furlong  16 hours back

                                                    Danglin Chad's ahoy matey!

                                                    • 105d11
                                                      105d11  16 hours back

                                                      Pencil and paper. Used in Canada, and in an awful lot of other democracies. We get results in an hour or two. What's this US fascination with voting mechanisms and electronics?

                                                      • Joseph Alavi
                                                        Joseph Alavi  16 hours back


                                                        • Steve Jarvis
                                                          Steve Jarvis  16 hours back

                                                          They test the machine by shaking it like a Christmas present lmao. Hacking into those voting machines did seem way too easy. I believe sometimes, the older ways of doing things were indeed better, in order to reduce vote tampering. Putin knows what he's doing that's for sure. Sad thing is that he might not be the only one in on it. There are hackers out there that can do almost anything. One thing I can agree with drumpf about is that paper is good when it comes to voting. You can't hack paper votes I guess right? I would hope not.

                                                          • Xiilnek
                                                            Xiilnek  17 hours back

                                                            That map of states that used paperless voting did not include my state, but I always vote on paperless machines so good news everyone: it happened in more places than he said it did

                                                            • BackWhereYouStarted
                                                              BackWhereYouStarted  17 hours back

                                                              this is a great & informative episode but would it exist if trump had lost? I hate the guy but none of these arm chair liberals said anything about voting hacking before the election

                                                              • Natalia Storm
                                                                Natalia Storm  17 hours back

                                                                I'm in Canada and I didn't even know voting machines were a thing until today.

                                                                • Jay Luck
                                                                  Jay Luck  4 hours back

                                                                  Booths of all kinds have been eliminated here in Canada. Voting, telephone, kissing... 😩

                                                                • Collex
                                                                  Collex  14 hours back

                                                                  Yup, we still use the good ol man7al system here and it works. I've seen a voting machine once - for a mayoral election in London, Ont. They were trying them out - I don't think they liked the result.

                                                                • Emily Fitzowich
                                                                  Emily Fitzowich  17 hours back

                                                                  The only reason I knew they were a thing was from watching School House Rock as a kid

                                                              • Jose Hernandez
                                                                Jose Hernandez  18 hours back

                                                                12% = 88% does use the best machines so dont get panicked by the word millions of people still vote with these machines.

                                                                • murderoustendencies
                                                                  murderoustendencies  18 hours back

                                                                  Nevermind the paper trail, just vote on goddamn paper and have humans count the stuff. We do it in Canada and we don't have any issues ! This is the US in a nutshell, just complicating things to give itself the impression that it's ahead ! -_-

                                                                  • Stoodmuffin Personal
                                                                    Stoodmuffin Personal  18 hours back

                                                                    I am happy John Called that reporter cause I was worried he was going to BE like that reporter 🤣

                                                                    • Jose Hernandez
                                                                      Jose Hernandez  18 hours back

                                                                      Another keyword the update dindt happen in only ONE state. so just keep ur ear alert for these keywords... SOME, ONE, maybe etc. its all over this video like ...CAN BE 14:00 all small possibilities of small examples not the majority. Its like me saying we CAN BE hit be a meteor tomorrow so just go and blow out all ur money.And that's just assuming all of his statements are true.

                                                                      • Jose Hernandez
                                                                        Jose Hernandez  18 hours back

                                                                        7:02 Trumps wants to keep the jobs and industries local. this was 2007

                                                                        • Jose Hernandez
                                                                          Jose Hernandez  18 hours back

                                                                          6:43 Keyword again is ONE machine....So idk how dum is this audience or who really falls for all these keywords with an agenda.

                                                                          • Jose Hernandez
                                                                            Jose Hernandez  18 hours back

                                                                            3:16 keyboard here is SOME of our equipment so if you actually listen and dont just go for the narrative you will see the agenda behind this is to delegitimize our current president. Also see comment below.

                                                                            • Jose Hernandez
                                                                              Jose Hernandez  18 hours back

                                                                              Notice 2:31 the key word here is TARGETED... so did you know this happens all over the world? If the status quo power would have hacked our last election then we wouldn't have an independent president we have today.

                                                                              • Evan Putterill
                                                                                Evan Putterill  19 hours back

                                                                                Happy to be Canadian. Independent elections commissions, independent electoral boundary commissions, no gerrymandering, no voting machines, no politicians in charge of the voting process, 100% uniform voting standards for federal elections no matter where you vote, 100% paper ballot system. We still don't have proportional representation but it will come eventually.

                                                                                • CLP
                                                                                  CLP  19 hours back

                                                                                  Florida in 2000 was a red herring. The introduction of voting machines in 2004 flipped over 2 dozen democrat held districts to republican and gifted Ohio to Bush.

                                                                                  • carmen uljanicka
                                                                                    carmen uljanicka  23 hours back

                                                                                    Do you have a new writer? I sense a change in humor, but I think it's a little too much

                                                                                    • Christina Post
                                                                                      Christina Post  23 hours back

                                                                                      I just don't get it. Just don't use machines. They are unnecessary. Expensive and insecure!
                                                                                      Use printed ballots and a pen to check the candidates!
                                                                                      It's really not hard at all O.O

                                                                                      • Unkastriertes Männchen
                                                                                        Unkastriertes Männchen  24 hours back

                                                                                        The best democracy money can buy!

                                                                                        • Yeah Nah
                                                                                          Yeah Nah  2 days back

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

                                                                                          • Damilola Agbaje
                                                                                            Damilola Agbaje  2 days back


                                                                                            • Cheisea Stone
                                                                                              Cheisea Stone  2 days back

                                                                                              its not the internet.

                                                                                              • Dzaid Din
                                                                                                Dzaid Din  2 days back

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

                                                                                                • Glittering Positive
                                                                                                  Glittering Positive  7 hours back

                                                                                                  They both said they want to get rid of filibusters just like how both don't want to google Tiffany's birthday.

                                                                                                • Team VLCN
                                                                                                  Team VLCN  18 hours back

                                                                                                  Infrastructure was another one.

                                                                                                • CLP
                                                                                                  CLP  19 hours back

                                                                                                  They also both like Ivanka's ass.

                                                                                                • martianunlimited
                                                                                                  martianunlimited  21 hours back

                                                                                                  even a stopped clock is right twice a day.. :)