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How Can We Ensure Election Security In 2020?

Oct 8, 2019

On this edition of Your Call, we'll rebroadcast our discussion about election security in 2020. 

A new report from Vice found that 35 election systems have been left exposed online. In a recent Mississippi election, a new voting machine switched votes. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, 90 percent of Americans will cast their ballots on paper-based systems in 2020, but that leaves over 16 million who will use electronic machines. What will it take to secure elections? 

Guests:

Dr. Barbara Simons, board chair of Verified Voting

Kim Zetter, investigative journalist and author of Countdown to Zero Day

Web Resources:

Verified Voting: Polling Place Equipment Map

Politico: The scramble to secure America’s voting machines

VICE Motherboard: Exclusive: Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials

NPR: Cyber Experts Warn Of Vulnerabilities Facing 2020 Election Machines

The Atlantic: The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Paper