Why the Government Needs to Improve Its Messaging Around Election Security
The breach of two Florida election systems during the 2016 elections are a lesson in how not to handle election interference by foreign governments.
Mid-Term Voting Disrupted by Humidity and Wet Weather in New York City Polling Places
The five boroughs saw unusually high precipitation on Tuesday, with nearly 100 percent humidity, as New Yorkers trudged through the rain to cast their ballots.
What Do the Mid-Term Election Results Mean for Renewable Energy and Climate Change?
A number of ballot initiatives dealing with environmental issues were rejected by voters across the country, but governors and representatives with conservation bonafides can still pick up the slack.
'It's a Mess': How Barriers to the Ballot Box Marred the Mid-Terms
Across the country, Americans had their enthusiasm to vote tested by problems at polling places including long lines and a shortage of ballots.
An Influx of New Voters Around Austin Inundates Texas' Outdated Registration System
Travis County received around 35,000 written registrations on the final day to submit them, meaning that they now need to be sorted by hand before early voting begins next week.
Viewfinder: Campaigning in Brazil's Presidential Election
Brazilian presidential candidate for the Democratic Labour Party, Ciro Gomes, campaigns in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 4th, 2018, ahead of the October 7th national election.
Did a Teenage Hacker Really Infiltrate an Election Website?
Despite the panic-inspiring headlines, it appears that the claims of a hacking event organizers overstated the feats of their teen pupils in disrupting our election systems.
A Voting-Machine Manufacturer Installed Remote-Access Software
Election Systems and Software admitted to installing remote-access software on election management systems sold between 2000 and 2006.
The Lede, Issue #22: Alexandria Ocacio-Cortez's Surprising Victory, the Ongoing War on Terror, Abortion Laws From State to State, and More
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Russia's Fraught History With the False Promises of Democracy
Vladimir Putin has created a non-democratic model that leveraged the failures of previous attempts at democracy in its ascent to dominance.
Assessing the Vulnerable State of America's Voting Machines
Local election administrators across the country face new problems and threats. But their budgets for new voting equipment remain inadequate.
Low Voter Turnout Among Asian Americans Is More About Identity Than Apathy
Compared to the national average of 53 percent, only 31 percent of Asian Americans reported being contacted by candidates or parties in 2012. Less outreach from politicians understandably alienates these voters.
France's Presidential Elections May Have Ended, But Its Electorate Is Still Divided
France has been actively grappling with its identity, and this election was one piece of this inward engagement
Illegal Immigration Might Actually Reduce Crime Rates
Despite what you may have heard from the GOP presidential candidates.