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Virginia Board of Elections Scraps Touch-Screen Voting Machines

Virginia’s State Board of Elections has decided to scrap the current generation of electronic voting machines, judging them to be too vulnerable to hacking, ordering them to be replaced before the state’s gubernatorial election on November 7 of this year.

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Six Things to Know About DHS’ ‘Not a Takeover’ of Elections

The Department of Homeland Security could not have picked a better succeeding week to perform a Friday news dump announcing its decision to designate state election systems as “critical infrastructure” like previously done for the nation’s transport, electrical, financial, and water systems. Though this largely predictable move has sparked concerns among state election officials and watchdogs with respect to federal over-reach, equal uneasiness has been expressed about the incredibly vague nature DHS has chosen to describe how it will intervene in Constitutionally-prescribed state matters.

oters line up to cast their ballots on Super Tuesday March 1, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Texas County Switches to Paper Ballots after Software Glitch

Chambers County election officials have executed an emergency protocol to remove all electronic voting machines available during early voting until a software update can be completed to correct problems experienced by straight-ticket voters.