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Why Australians Are Tweeting About the Prime Minister Shitting His Pants at McDonald's

If you follow any Australians on Twitter, you might have seen some really strange references on the social media platform lately—references that don’t make much sense to Americans. People are talking about Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a place called Engadine, pants filled with shit, and something called Maccas.…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Voting, Australia, Social Media, Shit, Poop, Prime Minister, Mcdonalds, Scott Morrison, McDonald, Federal Election, Engadine

Can Sports Show The Way To Smarter Voting?

Electoral reform is coming to America. This year in MLB, a simple first-past-the-post voting system will no longer determine all-star starters. Fans will instead select three finalists in a Primary Round and then vote from among those finalists on a single Election Day.
Tags: Politics, Science, Voting, America, Mlb, Fl, TLDR, Regressing, MLB All Star Game, Electoral Systems

Election data is vulnerable. Microsoft’s open source software aims to fix that

Microsoft's latest endeavor could make future elections much more fair, with a push to help secure campaign data from outside oversight and to make sure that voting systems themselves are safe and secure. The post Election data is vulnerable. Microsoft’s open source software aims to fix that appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Security, Voting, News, Microsoft, Trends, Web, Computing, Election, Build 2019

Microsoft’s ElectionGuard SDK is open-source election security

Microsoft's latest endeavor could make future elections much more fair, with a push to help secure campaign data from outside oversight and to make sure that voting systems themselves are safe and secure. The post Microsoft’s ElectionGuard SDK is open-source election security appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Security, Voting, News, Microsoft, Trends, Web, Computing, Election, Build 2019, ElectionGuard SDK

Microsoft aims to modernize and secure voting with ElectionGuard

When it comes to voting, we’ve come a long way from dropping pebbles into an amphora, but still not nearly far enough, if the lack of confidence in our election systems is any indication. Microsoft is the first major tech company to take on this problem with a new platform it calls ElectionGuard that promises to make elections more secure and transparent — and yes, it’s free and open source. Set to be made available this summer and piloted during the 2020 elections, ElectionGuard is not a com...
Tags: Security, TC, Cloud, Elections, Voting, Microsoft, Privacy, Government, Tech, Darpa, Galois, Microsoft Build, MS Build 2019, Electionguard

Here's how primary elections work, and how to vote

Spread The Vote is a non-profit that works to help educate and empower voters on the voting and political process. Boing Boing invited the group to help everyone understand how primary elections work, and how you can participate in them if you are an eligible U.S. voter. Sign up for their state-specific voter education packages, which are really an amazing educational resource. —Xeni Jardin UNDERSTANDING PRIMARY ELECTIONS, from SPREAD THE VOTE. When most voters think of election day, they likel...
Tags: Post, Politics, Elections, Voting, News, Vote, US news, Xeni Jardin, Picks, How To Vote

Pete Buttigieg doesn’t want America’s 2.3 million prisoners to vote

2.3 million people is roughly the population of Houston, Texas — America's third largest city.
Tags: Politics, Voting, Lifestyle, America, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Houston Texas, Pete Buttigieg, LGBTQ prisoners

Employment Law-Related Bills Continue Springing Along in General Assembly

If April Showers bring May…Oh never mind. In Connecticut, April might as well mean that the General Assembly is getting serious about the bills under consideration.  All the proposals that make headlines in February mean nothing until committees start to vote on the bills and the bills start getting the spotlight on them. Usually by now, we start to see a significant fall off between aspirational goals and practical bills. Not this year. Right now, however, it feels like there is still so much i...
Tags: Voting, Law, Unions, Senate, Bills, Training, Connecticut, Bill, Sexual Harassment, Free Speech, General Assembly, Senate Bill, FMLA, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Wage & Hour, CHRO & EEOC

Here’s What We Know So Far About Russia’s 2016 Meddling

When Russia set out to interfere with the 2016 election, it went all out. Over the course of the election, a wide-ranging group of Russians probed state voter databases for insecurities; hacked the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic National Committee; tried to hack the campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio…
Tags: Voting, News, Russia, Uncategorized, Hillary Clinton, National Security, 2016 Election, Donald Trump, Democratic National Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Robert Mueller Showed How U.S. Elections Broke in 2016. Here’s How to Fix Them

Over a nearly two-year investigation, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has shown the sheer breadth of the Russian effort to meddle in the 2016 election. From hacking into campaign email systems to using social media to stir up voters, the Russian effort hit at a number of soft spots in the American electoral system. Experts say…
Tags: Voting, News, Russia, Uncategorized, 2016 Election, Robert Mueller

How Political Campaigns Use Personal Data

Really interesting report from Tactical Tech. Data-driven technologies are an inevitable feature of modern political campaigning. Some argue that they are a welcome addition to politics as normal and a necessary and modern approach to democratic processes; others say that they are corrosive and diminish trust in already flawed political systems. The use of these technologies in political campaigning is not going away; in fact, we can only expect their sophistication and prevalence to grow. For ...
Tags: Voting, Data Collection, Data Mining, Bruce Schneier, Disinformation, Vance Packard

Senators demand to know why election vendors still sell voting machines with ‘known’ vulnerabilities’

Four senior senators have called on the largest U.S. voting machine makers to explain why they continue to sell devices with “known vulnerabilities,” ahead of upcoming critical elections. The letter, sent Wednesday, calls on election equipment makers ES&S, Dominion Voting, and Hart InterCivic to explain why they continue to sell decades-old machines, which the senators say contain security flaws that could undermine the results of elections if exploited. “The integrity of our elections is direct...
Tags: Security, Politics, Elections, Texas, Voting, Hardware, Tech, United States, President, Homeland Security, Presidential Election, Electronic Voting, Mark Warner, Voting Machine, Capitol, Hart

International Observers Raise Concerns About Thailand’s First Election Since 2014 Military Coup

A group says it believes Thailand's vote counting is 'deeply flawed'
Tags: Voting, News, Uncategorized, Thailand, Onetime

Critical Flaw in Swiss Internet Voting System

Researchers have found a critical flaw in the Swiss Internet voting system. I was going to write an essay about how this demonstrates that Internet voting is a stupid idea and should never be attempted -- and that this system in particular should never be deployed, even if the found flaw is fixed -- but Cory Doctorow beat me to it: The belief that companies can be trusted with this power defies all logic, but it persists. Someone found Swiss Post's embrace of the idea too odious to bear, and t...
Tags: Post, Voting, Switzerland, Backdoors, Cory Doctorow, Bruce Schneier, Matthew Green, Swiss Post, Security Engineering, Scytl, Swiss Post Swiss Post

DARPA Is Developing an Open-Source Voting System

This sounds like a good development: ...a new $10 million contract the Defense Department's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched to design and build a secure voting system that it hopes will be impervious to hacking. The first-of-its-kind system will be designed by an Oregon-based firm called Galois, a longtime government contractor with experience in designing secure and verifiable systems. The system will use fully open source voting software, instead of the closed,...
Tags: Open Source, Voting, Hardware, Oregon, Darpa, Bruce Schneier, Galois

Russia Is Testing Online Voting

This is a bad idea: A second innovation will allow "electronic absentee voting" within voters' home precincts. In other words, Russia is set to introduce its first online voting system. The system will be tested in a Moscow neighborhood that will elect a single member to the capital's city council in September. The details of how the experiment will work are not yet known; the State Duma's proposal on Internet voting does not include logistical specifics. The Central Election Commission's refer...
Tags: Voting, Russia, Moscow, Duma, Bruce Schneier, Central Election Commission, Dmitry Vyatkin

States Are Trying to Stop Election Meddling. But the Real Risk is Public Confidence

Ahead of the 2020 election, state officials are replacing outdated voting machines, hiring full-time cyber security officers and instituting post-election audits in order to protect against meddling. But not every polling place is keeping up. According to a new report by the Brennan Center for Justice, local elections officials in a number of states say…
Tags: Voting, News, Uncategorized, Brennan Center for Justice, 2020 Election

U.S. Cyber Command DDOS'd Russian troll factory's internet on 2018 midterms voting day: WaPo

The official cyberwarfare division of America's military successfully blocked off Internet access for the Russian government's notorious “troll factory” on the day of the 2018 U.S. midterm elections. Quite the story out today from Ellen Nakashima at the Washington Post. Russia's Internet Research Agency (IRA) in the city of St. Petersburg is reported to have been engaged in an active campaign “to sow discord among Americans during the 2018 midterms,” several U.S. officials told the Washingto...
Tags: Security, Post, Usa, Voting, News, Washington Post, Russia, America, United States, Pentagon, Cyberwar, St Petersburg, Trump, Internet Research Agency, WaPo, Ellen Nakashima

Why North Carolina’s Election Fraud Hurts American Democracy

As it turns out, the 2018 elections aren’t quite over. On Thursday, the North Carolina State Board of Elections ordered a new election in the state’s Ninth Congressional District after testimony revealed how a political operative likely tampered with absentee ballots. The decision came three and a half months after Election Day, guaranteeing that the…
Tags: Voting, News, Congress, Uncategorized, North Carolina, North Carolina State Board of Elections, Election Fraud Hurts American Democracy

Switzerland Would Like You to Hack Its E-Voting System

Online voting still isn’t a thing in most of the world due to concerns about security, accountability, privacy, and voter verification. But the Swiss government has an interesting plan in mind to help improve its e-voting system: Put out bounties for any white hat hackers who can find bugs during a dummy election…Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, Voting, Switzerland, Hackers Start Your Engines, E Voting

Iowa Democrats Propose ‘Virtual’ Caucuses in 2020

If approved, the measure would allow people to caucus using telephones or smart devices during the days leading up to caucus night.
Tags: Voting, News, Iowa, 2020 Election

Allegations of GOP Election Fraud Leave North Carolina Race in Limbo

The call came at 9:38 p.m. on Election Day. The Associated Press projected Republican Mark Harris had won his race in North Carolina’s heavily gerrymandered Ninth District, a slice of the state that offered Republicans a roughly eight-point advantage. The district last had a Democratic Congressman in 1963 and most models predicted that would continue…
Tags: Voting, News, Uncategorized, Associated Press, North Carolina, Mark Harris, Ninth District, 2018 Elections, GOP Election Fraud Leave North Carolina Race

"Why Democrats Should Not Call the Georgia Governor’s Race 'Stolen'/There are three important reasons to cool this rhetoric..."

"... despite Brian Kemp’s odious voter suppression efforts," cautions lawprof Richard Hasen (at Slate). The 3 reasons:First, rhetoric about stolen elections feeds a growing cycle of mistrust and delegitimization of the election process, an attack pushed by President Trump and other Republicans who have been yelling “voter fraud” every time they are behind in the count. I’ve already set out my fear that Trump could refuse to concede the 2020 presidential election if he is ahead in the count on el...
Tags: Voting, Law, Democracy, Georgia, Trump, Voting Rights, Democratic Party, Kemp, Richard Hasen, Brian Kemp, Hasen, Ann Althouse, Election Emotion

President Trump Attacked Mail-In Ballots in Florida. Here Are the Facts

Advocates for overseas voters harshly criticized President Donald Trump for arguing that some mail-in ballots shouldn’t be counted as he spread a conspiracy theory about Florida’s elections on Monday. In a tweet on Monday, Trump called for the state to stop counting ballots and stick with the results from Election Night, a move that while…
Tags: Florida, Voting, News, Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Trump, 2018 Elections

I'm going to pause my boycott of the recounts to give you this one Trump tweet.

The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged. An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2018 This is very close to the argument the lawyers for George W. Bush made, repeatedly and sternly, after the 2000 election. I remember it drove me crazy at the time...
Tags: Florida, Voting, Supreme Court, Law, United States, George W Bush, Gore, Trump, Bush, Al Gore, Donald J Trump, Rick Scott, Ron DeSantis, Ann Althouse, Election Emotion, 2018 Elections

"I’m boycotting the recount stories. They make me feel terrible and there’s nothing my watching them can do to help."

Said I, in the comments in last night's café. Some commenters insisted I needed to shout about the outrages in the works, and I said, "I can’t shout about anything without studying and understanding what’s going on and I am not going to be goaded into doing that." And, "There’s so much alarmism from all sides these days. I am unimpressed." The pressure continued, and I said:Those of you who are alarmed about "stealing" the election have a taste of how many anti-Trumpists have felt for 2 years. H...
Tags: Voting, Law, Ann Althouse, I'm for Boring, 2018 Elections

Florida’s Vote Counting Controversy Spells Trouble for 2020

The midterm elections are not yet over, and neither is the acrimony. With extremely close statewide races for governor and senator in Florida, frustration has grown over the fact that two of its largest urban counties have lagged behind the rest of the state in counting votes has boiled over, with implications for the 2020…
Tags: Florida, Voting, News, Uncategorized, 2020 Elections, 2018 Elections

Democrats Had a Better Election Night Than It First Appeared

The “blue wave” took a little longer to crest than usual, but after several days of vote counting it looks like Democrats beat the historical average for the midterm elections. With more races called since Election Night, Democrats have netted 30 seats in the House and are leading in five others. On average, the midterms…
Tags: Voting, News, Republicans, Uncategorized, Democrats, House, Donald Trump, Campaign Finance, 2018 Elections

"Rick Scott Cites Rampant Fraud in Florida, as Senate and Governor Races Tighten."

The NYT reports.Mr. Scott’s campaign and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, according to court records, asked for emergency hearings to force Brenda C. Snipes, the elections supervisor of Broward County, to publicly release vote totals, and to require Susan Bucher, the elections supervisor of Palm Beach County, to allow campaign representatives to witness the review of potentially defective ballots.Dr. Snipes, who like Ms. Bucher is an elected official, had told reporters on Thursday ...
Tags: Florida, Voting, Law, Senate, Scott, Palm Beach County, Broward County, Rick Scott, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Susan Bucher, Bucher, Ann Althouse, Snipes, Brenda C Snipes