voting

8.22.19

American Voting Systems Were Left Online

Our Kim Zetter broke the news that US voting systems, some in key swing states, are actually online and very hackable. 

6.27.19

The Supreme Court Agrees Gerrymandering Is "Unjust." They Just Won't Fix It.

“We conclude that partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts."

3.18.19

Trump's Policies Are Threatening the Health of His Own Supporters

Research shows the lives of white working-class folks have gotten harder, sicker, and shorter since he took office.

3.14.19

DARPA Is Building a $10 Million, Open Source, Secure Voting System

The system will be fully open source and designed with newly developed secure hardware to make the system not only impervious to certain kinds of hacking, but also allow voters to verify that their votes were recorded accurately.

11.14.18

Trump wants a local Florida elections official fired over conspiracy theories with zero evidence

President Donald Trump, as he is wont to do, has called for the firing of a person he disagrees with.

11.12.18

Rick Scott has 5 ongoing lawsuits in his Senate run. Now, he's the one getting sued.

A large group of Florida voters and organizations filed a lawsuit against Scott on Monday for illegal abuse of power and conflicts of interest in the electoral process.

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11.8.18

16 Young People on How They Made a Political Impact Without Voting

In advance of the midterm elections, high schoolers around the country canvassed for campaigns, created custom voter guides, and, uh, organized events with Natalie Portman.

11.7.18

Florida Is About to Find Out What Happens When Ex-Prisoners Vote

A million or more new voters could be eligible for 2020 thanks to a ballot initiative reversing Jim Crow-era policy.

11.7.18

Garfield Fans Are Furious That His Instagram Seems to Discourage Voting

A fierce debate erupted in the comment section of the Garfield Instagram account when the cat seemed to discourage people from voting.

11.6.18

This MIT PhD Wants to Replace America's Broken Voting Machines with Open Source Software, Chromebooks, and iPads

In 2006, Ben Adida wrote a 254-page PhD dissertation on "cryptographic voting systems." Now, he wants to fix America's broken voting machines.

11.6.18

New York City voting is once again a disaster

Pouring rain, long lines, broken scanners, and apparent security concerns prompted some voters to abandon their ballots

11.6.18

These Women Took Their Daughters With Them to Vote for Themselves

"I started this campaign with Mila by my side. I can't imagine heading to the polls without her," said Liuba Grechen Shirley, Democratic nominee in the 2nd congressional district in New York.

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