Analysts worry about tech security threats ahead of 2020 elections
December 9, 2019
Security experts say most voting machines are safe and secure, but disinformation campaigns on platforms like Facebook and Twitter need to be addressed.
Election security has taken a newfound importance in America’s social consciousness since the 2016 presidential election and in the run-up to 2020.
The New York Times had a groundbreaking report on Saturday detailing how a judicial race in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, was almost derailed because malfunctioning machines from Election Systems & Software failed to count almost any of the Democratic candidate’s votes.
The situation put a spotlight on the diverse set of problems facing election security officials across the country, who are increasingly begging for election results to be protected by using backup paper ballots.