American Bar Association urges lawmakers to shelve Kavanaugh voting until a ‘thorough FBI investigation’ is conducted

Win McNamee/Getty Images The American Bar Association published a letter urging for the Senate Judiciary Committee to delay its vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. The ABA said the FBI should investigate the numerous sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh. During his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Kavanaugh touted […]

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 […]

Judge to Georgia voting officials: you’re terrible at digital security

Enlarge / An electronic voting machine sits in a privacy booth at a polling location during the Georgia primary runoff elections in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Georgia’s upcoming November 6, 2018 election will remain purely electronic, and will not switch to paper to ward off […]

Georgia says switching back to all-paper voting is logistically impossible

Enlarge / A stack of voter access cards sit on a table at a polling location during the Georgia primary runoff elections in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images) A group of activists in Georgia has gone to court with a simple request to election officials: in the […]

Russia may introduce online voting as early as in 2021 – official

A member of Russia’s Central Elections Commission has told reporters that the country might introduce online voting, similar to systems used in Switzerland and Estonia, for the 2021 parliamentary elections. “Considering the scale of the Russian Federation’s territory we have to start using internet voting. I think that we will possibly do something already in […]

Georgia defends voting system despite 243-percent turnout in one precinct

Enlarge / One of the electronic voting machines used by the state of Georgia. (credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images) With worn-out clichés about the dead voting, Chicago used to be the poster child for voter fraud. But if any state is a poster child for terrible election practices, it is surely Georgia. Bold claims […]

Experts criticize West Virginia’s plan for smartphone voting

(credit: Esther Vargas / Flickr) The state of West Virginia is planning to allow overseas voting via smartphone in the 2018 election, and election security experts aren’t happy about it. “Mobile voting is a horrific idea,” said Joe Hall, an election security expert at the Center for Democracy and Technology in an interview with CNN. […]

Britain's Got Talent final 2018 voting: How to vote in the Britain’s Got Talent final

The final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018 will be airing tonight (Sunday, June 3) on ITV at 7.30pm. A total of 11 acts are going to be competing in the final of the talent show made up of the semi-finalists and a wildcard which was only unveiled today. The winner will be awarded a whopping […]