“As Georgia rolls out new voting machines for 2020, worries about election security persist”

WaPo: Last month, voters in six Georgia counties cast ballots for local elections using new touch-screen voting machines that officials have said will resolve long-standing questions about the security of the state’s election system.Richard DeMillo, a professor of computing at the … Continue reading

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“The Cybersecurity 202: Election vendors should be vetted for security risks, says watchdog group”

WaPo: The federal government should start vetting companies that sell election systems as seriously as it does defense contractors and energy firms, a top election security group argues in a proposal out this morning.Under the proposal from New York University’s Brennan Center … 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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In Major 143-Page Ruling, Federal Court Blocks Georgia’s Use of Paperless DRE Machines after 2019, Requires Paper Backup System for 2020 if New BMD System Not Ready, and Requires Improvements to State Voter Registration System

You can find Judge Totenberg’s extensive and thoughtful opinion at this link. The court issued a preliminary injunction and the state could appeal to the Eleventh Circuit. But this opinion marshals a great deal of evidence as to the problems … Continue reading

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“Voting Machine Security: Where We Stand Six Months Before the New Hampshire Primary”

Brennan Center: In late July, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its report on the Russian government’s attacks on America’s election infrastructure.[1] While the report offered dozens of recommendations related to vast and varied election systems in the United States … Continue reading

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