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The New Yorker: AMERICA CONTINUES TO IGNORE THE RISKS OF ELECTION HACKING

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Last month, when Congress authorized three hundred and eighty million dollars to help states protect their voting systems from hacking, it was a public acknowledgement that, seven months out from the midterm elections, those systems remain vulnerable to attack...

But it’s not just decrepitude. Software vulnerabilities, unreliable tabulators, and unprotected memory cards have left voting systems open to exploitation ever since electronic machines were introduced...

Three hundred and eighty million dollars is not enough to change the threat landscape. Without a commitment from the federal government, the states, and counties to do whatever is necessary to establish and maintain secure elections, our greatest strength as a nation, the regular accounting of the vox populi, will remain susceptible to abuse, subversion, and other dark arts.

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