Today’s Must Read: “Federal investigators to examine equipment from 2016 N.C. election amid renewed fears of Russian hacking”

Washington Post: It was a single phrase, offered without elaboration, in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report: In August 2016, hackers working for Russian military intelligence “installed malware on the company network” of an unnamed voter registration technology vendor … Continue reading

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Breaking: Federal District Court Allows Suit Against Georgia’s Use of Unsecure DRE Machines without a Paper Trail to Go Forward, Partially Denying Motion to Dismiss

Important opinion and order in an important case: In sum, the Plaintiffs have alleged that Defendants were aware of serious security breaches in the DRE voting system and failed to take adequate steps to address those breaches. Notably, even after … Continue reading

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Is It Possible to Do Reliable Post-Election Audits on Ballots which Print a Scannable Bar Code Rather than Human-Readable Voter Choices?

This is one of the hottest issues right now among election integrity advocates. Important piece from Steven Rosenfeld: The critics believe there are too many hidden or hackable parts that can be targeted by malevolent actors to steal votes and … Continue reading

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Voting Machine Vendors Looking Defensive, Giving Answers Undermining Confidence in Voting Machine Security

Thread: 1/I have Dominion's response to Friday's letter from NY Board of Elections. A rare glimpse into anti-security mindset of voting machine vendors. Hacking concerns may delay Westchester's $6.1M plan to buy new voting machines https://t.co/zmoTv93PJu via @lohudREAD THIS THREAD— … Continue reading

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“Deny, defy, disdain: Georgia election chief adopts familiar voting security strategy”

Politico: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is no longer the state’s chief election official — but his combative style in defending its insecure voting technology lives on.Fellow Republican Brad Raffensperger, Kemp’s successor as secretary of state, has been pursuing the same … Continue reading

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“The Cybersecurity 202: Election security is going to be the hot new Democratic campaign issue in 2020”

WaPo: Election security is already emerging as a key talking point on the campaign trail as Democrats offer up policies to secure votes from potential tampering and tout their own cybersecurity records — a sign they think this could be a strong … Continue reading

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“Trump’s DHS Guts Task Forces Protecting Elections From Foreign Meddling”

Daily Beast: Two teams of federal officials assembled to fight foreign election interference are being dramatically downsized, according to three current and former Department of Homeland Security officials. And now, those sources say they fear the department won’t prepare adequately … Continue reading

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“The Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security Report Release”

Release: The Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security today released a final report recommending legislators consider bond issuances to help counties purchase voting systems with paper ballots and implement mandatory post-election audits and election emergency plans before the 2020 presidential election.In … Continue reading

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Election Security Advocates Battle the National Association of Secretaries of State over Opposition to Strengthening Voting Systems

Politico: Indiana’s top election official is refusing to release her communications with the National Association of Secretaries of State, limiting the public’s understanding of both her role and the role of NASS in squashing federal legislation to upgrade voting systems, … Continue reading

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“Changes may be ahead for criticized Georgia election system”

AP: Georgia’s outdated election system has drawn criticism from cybersecurity experts and voting integrity advocates, and now a commission tasked with examining potential replacements is preparing to make recommendations to lawmakers. The paperless system was closely scrutinized during last year’snationally … Continue reading

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