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How Can We Ensure Election Security In 2020?

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss 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? 



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