Bevin Supporter Fishing for Voter Fraud Evidence They Don’t Have Through Robocalls That May Mislead Voters Into Thinking They Are Coming from Kentucky Board of Elections

Courier Journal: Conservative political activist Frank Simon, a longtime supporter of Gov. Matt Bevin, is sending robocalls asking Kentuckians to report suspicious activity or voter fraud to the State Board of Elections before Nov. 14 — the day of Bevin’s requested recanvass.Bevin finished … Continue reading

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“The Cybersecurity 202: Swing state election websites aren’t secure against Russian hacking, McAfee says”

WaPo: County election websites in two battleground states are highly vulnerable to hacking by Russia or another adversary that might seek to disrupt the 2020 vote by misleading voters about polling locations or spreading other false information. About 55 percent of county … Continue reading

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Ghost of Tom Hofeller: Republican Legislator Keeps Leaving North Carolina Legislative Meeting for Secret Consultations in Redrawing the State’s Congressional Districts Under Threat of Court Order

Daniel Jacobson: MORE DETAILS: every time Hise leaves, he asks for 7 copies of the latest version of the map to be printed. And one of the times this morning, he said “they” want to see what a particular map … Continue reading

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Kentucky: “Republican lawmakers: Bevin can’t turn election dispute into ‘fishing expedition'”

Courier-Journal: Republicans in Kentucky’s legislature have expressed skepticism about Gov. Matt Bevin’s dispute with Tuesday night’s election results, saying the governor should back up his claims of “irregularities” and not drag the outcome beyond next week’s recanvass.“If there is evidence of fraud or illegalities, as was alluded … Continue reading

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“New report: Digital Disaster — The failures of Facebook, Google, and Twitter’s political ad transparency policies”

Issue One: Issue One’s latest report, “Digital Disaster: The failures of Facebook, Google, and Twitter’s political ad transparency policies,” reveals how piecemeal, voluntary approaches by the largest social media platforms to stop disinformation campaigns fail to protect our political system from foreign … Continue reading

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“‘Deep fake’ videos could upend an election — but Silicon Valley may have a way to combat them”

LAT:  Election officials and social media firms already flummoxed by hackers, trolls and bots are bracing for a potentially more potent weapon of disinformation as the 2020 election approaches — doctored videos, known as “deep fakes,” that can be nearly impossible to … Continue reading

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“Marsy’s Law ballot question will appear in Pa., but state Supreme Court says votes won’t be counted for now”; Odd Decision of Pa. Supreme Court

Philly Inquirer: If you’ve turned on network television in Pennsylvania in the last several weeks, you’ve probably been treated to political advertising in the form of the actor Kelsey Grammer telling the story of how, after his father was shot … Continue reading

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