Russians could tinker with US election result

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Russians could tinker with US election result

Just when the US election seemed to have reached unprecedented levels of farce, a new joker has appeared in the pack. After the Bush/Gore vote-counting debacle in 2000, America introduced an electronic voting system. While this solved a lot of problems, it created a number of new ones – as the system is potentially susceptible to malware or denial of access.

One solution to possible cyber vote rigging is post-election auditing, although not all states currently undertake this. The idea that Russia could influence the election outcome may simply be more Trump-fuelled paranoia, but the existing systems are not tamper proof and election officials are reluctant to commit investment in new ones until a crisis actually happens. Who left that stable door open?

Read more at https://www.wired.com/2016/08/americas-voting-machines-arent-ready-election/

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