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Securing the Vote Against Increasing Threats

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Oct
2018
Securing the Vote Against Increasing Threats

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With the U.S. mid-term elections just a couple of weeks away, there are continuing concerns over the security of the electronic voting procedures used by many states. These concerns range from the integrity of state voter registration databases through the compromise of individual voting machines to the accuracy of their calibration without a paper audit trail to confirm accurate vote tallying.

Hacking the vote can be differentiated from manipulating the voter. Russian attempts to manipulate voters occurred in the 2016 presidential election, and are happening now with the mid-terms. On Friday, October 19, a Russian national named Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, 44, was charged for her alleged role in a Russian conspiracy to interfere in the U.S. political system, including the 2018 midterm election.

 

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