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Kudos to EAC for Exploring Critical Nature of Election Infrastructure

Kudos to EAC for this week’s public Hearing on election infrastructure as critical infrastructure! After the 2016 election cycle, I think that there is very little disagreement that election infrastructure (EI) is critical, in the sense of: vital, super-important, a matter of national security, etc. But this hearing is a bit of a turning point. I’ll explain …

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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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