Defcon Voting Village report: bug in one system could “flip Electoral College”

Enlarge / A voting machine is submitted to abuse in DEFCON’s Voting Village. (credit: Sean Gallagher) Today, six prominent information-security experts who took part in DEF CON’s Voting Village in Las Vegas last month issued a report on vulnerabilities they had discovered in voting equipment and related computer systems. One vulnerability they discovered—in a high-speed […]

The Brexit campaign has been fined and referred to the police for breaking electoral law

Getty The Official Brexit campaign has been found to have committed “serious breaches” of electoral law. Vote Leave overspent by almost half a million pound due to funneling money to a connected campaign group. The Electoral Commission fine the two groups over £80,000 and refer Vote Leave and Beleave camapigner Darren Grimes to the Metropolitan […]

‘No 10 outed me over Brexit electoral fraud allegations,’ says former Leave campaigner

Theresa May’s political secretary has been accused of ‘outing’ his former partner as gay in an attempt to stop him exposing alleged breaches of campaign finance rules. The allegations center on the Vote Leave Brexit campaign. Shahmir Sanni, a former research director of BeLeave, claimed Downing Street aide Stephen Parkinson revealed the pair’s relationship in […]

Britain needs electoral reform – and guess who they are blaming?

Picture the scene. Doris and Edna voted at their local primary school this year. The 82-year olds backed May, after voting Brexit, because they were brainwashed by Russian bots sometime between their blue rinse and the last episode of Eastenders. Well, that’s essentially the picture being painted by the head of the UK elections watchdog. […]

Ban trolls from voting to deter abuse of politicians, urges electoral watchdog

Social media trolls abusing MPs could be banned from voting as part of new proposals set out by the UK’s Electoral Commission. [embedded content] The watchdog called for an overhaul of voter regulations that could deter online trolling. Existing rules date back two centuries. Read more The recommendations, submitted to an inquiry on the abuse […]

Hillary Clinton says the Electoral College ‘needs to be eliminated’

Screenshot via CNN Hillary Clinton made an argument for dissolving the Electoral College in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Wednesday night. “I think it needs to be eliminated. I’d like to see us move beyond it, yes,” Clinton said. Clinton made the assertion while discussing her book, “What Happened,” which recounts the turbulent […]

Is The Rock cooking up a White House run? Wrestling star registered with electoral commission

Published time: 11 Jul, 2017 19:56 A mysterious filing with the US Federal Election Commission (FEC) has prompted the bizarre question: Could former professional wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson trump a reality TV star for the US presidency? Johnson, better known as “The Rock,” has been registered as a candidate for federal office with the […]

Theresa May Has Made One Of The Worst Mistakes In British Electoral History

Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election has backfired spectacularly, with the Tories losing their majority in House of Commons to a Labour surge which saw Jeremy Corbyn stage one of the most astonishing comebacks ever seen in a UK election. May went to the country in the belief she could take advantage […]