Voter registration databases, poll votes, and election reporting systems are so complex that most election officials don’t know how they work, according to an election security expert.

“Most of us are simple people who rely on these systems to control every aspect of our lives and all of our freedoms and if we can’t understand the very system that we use to provide us those freedoms, we cannot use that system,” said Mark Cook, a featured speaker at The America Project (TAP)’s election integrity conference on Sept. 10 in West Palm Beach. 

TAP was founded by Gen. Michael Flynn, an advisor to former President Trump, while Cook is an IT specialist and cyber security election expert. The event was co-sponsored by the American Citizens & Candidates Forum for Election Integrity (ACCFEI), Florida for America First, and the America First SOS Coalition.