Good commentaries from Ed Felten and Matt Blaze.
Both make a point that I have also been saying: hacks can undermine the legitimacy of an election, even if there is no actual voter or vote manipulation.
The second lesson is that we should be paying more attention to attacks that aim to undermine the legitimacy of an election rather than changing the election’s result. Election-stealing attacks have gotten most of the attention up to now — and we are still vulnerable to them in some places — but it appears that external threat actors may be more interested in attacking legitimacy.
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