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Wrong Votes and System Failures Mar South Carolina Elections, Report Finds

South Carolina miscounted hundreds of votes in the 2018 primary and midterm elections, according to a by the League of Women Voters state chapter. The errors cast doubt on the quality of programming in the election computers, on the functionality of the old hardware, and on the state’s current election infrastructure itself.

Voting Machine Company Admits Installing Vulnerable Remote-Access Software

Last week special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russians for allegedly hacking into computers belonging to the Democratic Party. Concern over the threat of foreign cyberattacks affecting the outcome of US elections is now seemingly on everyone’s radar. But perhaps more worrisome is the lack of a cyber defense against it. A recent case in point demonstrates the problem, and has left many cyber experts shaking their heads.