For elections to work, it is not sufficient that they produce an accurate tally of the votes cast. They must also convince the public that the tally is accurate.
Latest in election interference
In light of rumors that Julian Assange’s stay in Ecuador’s London embassy is coming to an end, what legal trouble would the WikiLeaks founder face in the outside world?
As Congress signals interest in harsh elections interference sanctions before the midterms, one particular bill warrants deeper analysis: the bipartisan Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act of 2018.
Uncomfortable Questions in the Wake of Russia Indictment 2.0 and Trump’s Press Conference With Putin
What the Mueller indictment means for blowback against U.S. officials, reciprocal interference by the United States, the state of U.S. preparation against renewed adversary electoral operations, and the practices of U.S. journalists.
The package includes broad new offenses and a foreign agent registration scheme aimed not merely at catching people engaged in foreign interference but also providing transparency to the public and investigative powers to authorities.
Open-source systems are only one step towards guarding our votes against manipulation—and the hypothesis that using open source software will by itself improve security is questionable at best.