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Voting & Elections 07.6.2018

‘I’ve been preparing my whole life’

As a bipartisan collection of senators reaffirms the continuing threat of Russian interference in our elections, the president insists the man behind those attacks is "fine."

Voting & Elections 05.8.2018

Primary Season Is Here and Our Elections Remain Vulnerable

State officials say $380 million Congress provided for machine upgrades isn't enough.

Voting & Elections 04.9.2018

’60 Minutes’ Probes Russia’s Election Hacking, US Response

CBS report highlights gaps in U.S. election security

Voting & Elections 04.5.2018

WATCH: A Computer Scientist Makes the Case for Paper Ballots

This New York Times video featuring J. Alex Halderman, a computer scientist at the University of Michigan, explains how easy it is for hackers to make their way into electronic voting systems.

Voting & Elections 01.4.2018

Trump’s Failed Voter Fraud Commission: 'Flawed From the Start, Dissolved In Disgrace

The Pence-Kobach Commission was "flawed from the start" and at the finish as well.

Voting & Elections 11.16.2017

Colorado's New Vote Audit Sets Example for the Nation

Colorado is taking an important step this week to ensure that votes are being accurately tallied.

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