California just made a change to its voting process that could have a seismic impact on the 2020 presidential race

California is determined to force 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls to make some hard choices. California, the nation’s most populous liberal state, has moved its presidential nominating contest to early in the 2020 calendar. Leaders hope this shift will give it maximum impact on the selection of a Democratic nominee and push candidates to address progressive […]

Trump spreads wild conspiracy about voter fraud, claiming people change clothes before voting a second time

President Donald Trump continued to spread unsubstantiated conspiracies about voter fraud in American elections as midterm election ballots continue to be counted — and recounted — in key races in Florida and Georgia.  Trump has aggressively accused elections officials of forging and “finding” votes in Florida in order to hand the key Senate and gubernatorial […]

Midterm Elections 2018: Voting Machine Meltdowns Are Normal—That’s the Problem

Americans watched their voting technology break down right in front of their eyes—or on social media—Tuesday, but it’s too soon to tell if the problems reached historic proportions. https://media.wired.com/photos/5be211e57c13dd315f17137f/master/pass/Midterms-VotingMachines-RTX2BUJO-2w.jpg

With no evidence, Georgia’s top voting official accuses Dems of “cyberattack”

Enlarge / Georgia voter stickers lie on a table at CT Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center on October 18, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. (credit: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images) In the run-up to nationwide elections set for Tuesday, the Secretary of State of Georgia has made explosive and seemingly unsubstantiated allegations that the Democratic Party of Georgia […]

Georgia Dems accused of ‘hacking voting system’ blame Rep rival for ‘power abuse’

The Democratic Party has firmly denied attempting to hack Georgia’s voter registration system after the state’s secretary, who is running for governor, leveled the meddling charges against them just days before the midterms. The Republican Secretary of State of Georgia accused his midterm rivals of attempting to hack the state’s voter registration system just two days […]

X Factor 2018: Voting CANCELLED after major ITV sound issues

The X Factor was pre-recorded and broadcast “as-live”, but the broadcast version aired sound issues. This made it unfair for acts Danny Tetley and Anthony Russell who both performed while “sounding like Daleks”. As The X Factor returned from a break, the audio seemed to have major problems with sound interference for the entire segment […]

Recommended Reading: Access Journalism, Mid-Term Voting, and the Tale of the Fake Saudi Prince

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, some pressing concerns ahead of Tuesday’s elections, along with a jaw-dropping story of con artistry, and a deep dive into the many video iterations […]

Blockchain won’t make internet voting easier or safer — it could just make it worse

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images Looking to making voting practices more convenient, increase voter turnout, and modernize practices, many government officials and companies are looking to blockchain to help.  Blockchain systems have created new ways for people to invest, send money, and may help store records that make credentials, land ownership, and food origins more transparent and […]