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Cancellation of Federal Assistance to US Elections — The Good, The Bad, and The Geeky

Recently I wrote about Congress dismantling the only Federal agency that helps states and their local election officials ensure that the elections that they conduct are verifiable, accurate, and secure — and transparently so, to strengthen public trust in election results. Put that way, it may sound like dismantling the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) …

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Accurate Election Results in Michigan and Wisconsin is Not a Partisan Issue

In the last few days, we’ve been getting several questions that are variations on: Should there be recounts in Michigan in order to make sure that the election results are accurate? For the word “accurate” people also use any of: “not hacked” “not subject to voting machine malfunction” “not the result of tampered voting machine” …

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Clarifications to PBS Newshour “Here’s How Hackers Could Mess With Electronic Voting”

PBS Newshour reporting on election cyber risks offers a good roundup of a handful of notable cyber-risks, but also contains some basic misunderstanding of how election operations actually work. While appreciating the reporting as a whole, here is my list of some mistakes. Tied for first in misleading points is the claim that “Some experts believe this …

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