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Could Russian hackers mess with the U.S. election results? It wouldn't be easy; here's why
The recent Russian hack into the Democratic National Committee’s computers and subsequent FBI warning that two states’ elections databases had been victims of cyberattacks are raising fears that a foreign power might penetrate U.S. systems and try to alter the outcome of November’s vote. Though...
144 points by Los Angeles Times | Elections Voting system Voting Help America Vote Act Vote counting system Voting machine Electronic voting Optical scan voting system
Election hacking threats prompt U.S. to accelerate aid to states
WASHINGTON — A spate of hacking attacks has put U.S. states on edge ahead of November’s presidential vote as election officials rush to plug cybersecurity gaps with help from the federal government.
26 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Voting system Elections Voting Vote counting system Voting machine Election Electronic voting Plurality voting system