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September 16,2018 17:40

How do we protect elections? Look to King County

The U.S. election system was designated as a critical infrastructure in January 2017, in the waning days of the Obama administration. There was a recognition at that point of the vulnerabilities that had developed for nation states to try and interfere in one of our most cherished freedoms — the right to vote.
September 15,2018 11:20

We're getting ready to poll voters in Texas' 7th Congressional District.

This relatively wealthy and well-educated district is the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/18/us/politics/house-control-2018-suburbs-trump-republicans-democrats.html">sort of place</a> that Democrats are hoping to flip because of displeasure with President Trump. Outside of Utah, no battleground district swung more from Mitt Romney to Hillary Clinton.
September 14,2018 14:20

The Overlooked Weak Link in Election Security

While attention has focused on the potential to penetrate voting machines, a ProPublica survey found that more than one-third of counties overseeing toss-up congressional elections have email systems that could be vulnerable to hacking.
September 13,2018 20:20

Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook needs help protecting the elections

We’re now less than two months out from the US midterm elections, and the pre-emptive assurances about security from social media sites, particularly Facebook, are now colored by a sense of urgency. Today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a massive blog post detailing the steps the company has already taken to prevent further election interference, and spiced […]
September 12,2018 21:40

Trump Signs Order Allowing Sanctions on Foreign Election Meddling

President Trump signed an order authorizing sanctions against foreigners who attempt to interfere in U.S. elections, the latest effort by the administration to address concerns raised by intelligence agencies that Russia is seeking to influence the 2018 midterm elections.
September 11,2018 16:20

After issues in Lowell and Lawrence, state says it will oversee ...

The decision to “exercise direct control” in Lawrence and Lowell through the November election injected a new level of intrigue into the Third District race, where Dan Koh, a former chief of staff to Mayor Martin J. Walsh, petitioned for a recount after falling 122 votes short of Lori Trahan in the 10-Democrat race.
September 11,2018 09:00

Republicans urge more tax cuts as elections near

With congressional elections looming, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday proposed more deficit-expanding tax cuts, an effort seen by some tax experts as unlikely to become law and geared chiefly toward winning votes.
September 10,2018 16:20

How Money Affects Elections

To quote the great political philosopher Cyndi Lauper, “Money changes everything.” And nowhere is that proverb more taken to heart than in a federal election, w…
September 09,2018 17:00

Sweden elections 2018 — live updates

Swedes are voting in what's been tipped as Sweden's most important election in decades. Surveys show the center-left bloc with a lead but the far-right Sweden Democrats may still emerge as the largest single party.
September 09,2018 04:20

Meeting set that could avoid early elections

The council of influential rabbis will meet October 1, the night after the Simchat Torah holiday ends and two weeks before the Knesset returns from its extended summer and holiday recess.