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EC should invite Musk to try hacking EVMs, says Andhra BJP chief

BJP’s Andhra Pradesh unit chief D Purandeswari on Monday appealed to the Election Commission to invite global technocrat and Tesla founder Elon Musk to come and try to hack electronic voting machines (EVMs).

Responding to a social media post by Musk that EVMs should be eliminated as they can be hacked by humans or artificial intelligence (AI), Purandeswari made this plea before the poll panel.

“According to Elon Musk, any EVM can be hacked. Ask the Election Commission to invite him to India to try to hack our EVMs,” she said in a post on X.

According to the state BJP chief, despite the “numerous opportunities offered by the Election Commission, no one has succeeded yet”.

On June 15, Musk, a leading global serial entrepreneur, called for the abolition of EVM in a post on the microblogging site X he owns.

“We must eliminate electronic voting machines. The risk of being hacked by humans or AI, while small, is still too high,” Musk said.

However, this social media post from the PayPal co-founder has been gaining traction in the world’s most populous country, which just completed its massive federal election process with the deployment of EVMs.

(Only the headline and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

First print: June 17, 2024 | 10:04 PM IST

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