Bad Election Integrity News Out of Georgia: “Hand recounts of Georgia’s paper ballots barred by election proposal”

AJC: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has repeatedly said paper ballots will give Georgia voters “a physical recount.” But under a proposed elections rule, the only physical part of the recount would occur when poll workers feed ballots into the … Continue reading

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“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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