Virginia Bars Future Use Of Easily Hacked Voting Machines

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With enough pressure from grassroots election reform activists, hopefully the other 49 states will be quick to follow Virginia’s example.

Gronda Morin

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If I had a magic wand, all the other US states would follow in the footsteps of Virginia’s officials who have decided to ditch touchscreen voting machines before November’s elections.

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On September 8, 2017, Eric Geller of Politico penned the following report, “Virginia bars voting machines considered top hackingtarget.”

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“Virginia’s election supervisors on Friday directed counties to ditch touchscreen voting machines before November’s elections, saying the devices posed unacceptable digital risks.”

“The move represents one of the most dramatic actions taken to help secure elections since a 2016 presidential race rife with concerns about digital meddling and vote tampering. Election security experts have long warned that such machines are a top target for hackers.”

“The decision forces Virginia counties to swiftly replace any touchscreen devices with…

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