Among the many issues for successful upcoming polls is the question of how much hand sanitiser will be enough for each polling place.
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There are worries over USPS readiness for expanded mail-in voting in November 2020. US Postmaster has touted the service promising timely election mail.
Expanded mail-in voting raises a number of concerns. One of these, whose vote is more likely to count, on one hand a white vote on the other, a black vote.
Hacking was the principal concern of election officials in previous years. Now its misinformation and logistics that worries them.
In past elections, people could use a shelter address, a street corner or a park to register to vote. Mail-in voting, however, complicates this.
Access to healthcare remains a major preoccupation for the vast majority of Americans. They will, however, not shape healthcare policy if they don’t vote.
Hackers have traditionally been tracked. This time they have been solicited to test voting systems ahead of 2020 elections.
Among the many problems coronavirus came along with are new election threats. Experts have warned about this including now at Black Hat.
USPS is a key election infrastructure for wider 2020 mail-in voting imposed by coronavirus. Where does it stand ahead of the polls?
Key experts have schooled he US Congress on where to expect the biggest threat to election this year. They pointed out disinformation in particular.
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