Voting machines are now an indispensable part of America’s electoral process. However, concerns remain that they are vulnerable to hacking. This article by Joseph Marks and research by Aaron Schaffer is published by The Washington Post. Here is an excerpt:
There’s a long-running and complicated fight over how much security is necessary to protect elections against hacking.
A brewing controversy in Georgia illustrates this perfectly.
A judge may soon release a sealed report which was prepared as part of a years-long lawsuit over the security of Georgia’s voting machines. Its author, Alex Halderman, was given rare access to dig through the machines and look for ways to hack them. He said in a declaration filed in the case that he found multiple vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to install malicious software and undermine elections.
Read the full article here. Also, be sure to also check out the Democracy Chronicles Election Technology section and our articles on Technology Dissidents, the Internet and Democracy or Voting Machines.