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?