How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

via How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was accomplished

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Obama’s New Tech Advisor Proved How Easy It Is To Hack Voting Machines

via gizmodo: The White House just named Ed Felten as its newest advisor in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Felten is a professor at Princeton, but you might remember him from a 2006 video where he shows how to hack a voting machine and potentially steal an election.

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In the News – Wichita Eagle

Editorial: Allow audit of voting machines

If Kansas elections are as secure and fair as Secretary of State Kris Kobach contends, it’s hard to see the harm in letting a Wichita statistician check the accuracy of Sedgwick County’s voting machines.

Yet Beth Clarkson, whose day job is as chief statistician at Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research, has had to pursue an open-records lawsuit to get the data needed to audit the 2014 election results.