Today’s Must Read: “Exclusive: Read the Previously Undisclosed Plan to Counter Russian Hacking on Election Day”

Quite a wow from Time: President Obama’s White House quietly produced a plan in October to counter a possible Election Day cyber attack that included extraordinary measures like sending armed federal law enforcement agents to polling places, mobilizing components of the military … Continue reading

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Maine SOS Dunlap, Who Promised to Butt Heads, Says Virtually Nothing to Challenge Voter Fraud Focus of Pence-Kobach Commission

Maine SOS Dunlap, one of the few credible Democrats on the Pence-Kobach fraud commission, promised “head-butting” on the push to make this commission about voter fraud. The first meeting of the Commission has just concluded. And if anyone expected Dunlap … Continue reading

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House Republicans Restores, Increases Funding for United States Election Assistance Commission, At Least for Now

Celeste Katz notes some good news. As I wrote Sunday: Meanwhile, House Republicans are moving to abolish the United States Election Assistance Commission, a bipartisan federal agency that serves as a clearinghouse for information about best voting practices and certifies the security … Continue reading

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New Details on December Hack of U.S. Election Assistance Comm’n, as House Republicans Try to Shut It Down

WSJ: The hack appeared to include a breach of the EAC’s administrative-access credentials as well as access to nonpublic reports on flaws in voting machines, according to Andrei Barysevich, an analyst with cybersecurity firm Recorded Future. Access to the reports … Continue reading

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“The 2016 U.S. Voting Wars: From Bad to Worse”

I have posted this new draft on SSRN (for the pre-APSA event, Protecting Electoral Security and Voting Rights: The 2016 U.S. Elections in Comparative Perspective).  Here is the abstract: If the “voting wars” which have broken out across the post-2000 election … Continue reading

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150,000 Attempts on Election Day to Hack into South Carolina Voter Database

WSJ: To understand the scale of the hacking attempts against election systems in the 2016 presidential election, consider South Carolina. On Election Day alone, there were nearly 150,000 attempts to penetrate the state’s voter-registration system, according to a postelection report by the … Continue reading

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