In addition to combating voting misinformation, Florida election supervisors must determine if bullhorn yelling and flag-waving caravans are harmless acts of voter enthusiasm or if they’re calculated acts of intimidation.
By Mary ellen Klas and Ana Ceballos, The Miami Herald | October 29, 2020
With doubts and mistrust about election day results mounting, attention has turned to the state’s new electronic voting system, which is considered vulnerable to cyberattacks that could undermine public confidence.
By Alan Judd, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | October 26, 2020
Election officials are assuring voters that this year is no different: Their ballots will be counted and the election results will be fair. Roughly half of the state’s registered voters have requested absentee ballots.
Government officials have confirmed that Iran and Russia have obtained some voter registration information and that the threatening emails sent to voters in Florida and other states may have come from Iran.
By Ana Ceballos and Samantha Gross, Miami Herald | October 22, 2020
King, Snohomish and Thurston counties are all taking extra steps to ensure that the November election’s voting is secure. Officials are confident that they will be able to take in, process and count ballots.
By Joseph O'Sullivan, The Seattle Times | October 16, 2020
Bracing for a potential swell in foreign interference, the Centennial State has brought on a new team of national security experts to monitor and mitigate potential threats against county election systems.
By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology | October 15, 2020
Thousands of absentee ballots were rejected during the state’s primary election in August due to a number of issues. But the 2 percent rejection rate isn’t unusual because it matches the historical rejection levels.
These false websites have been prevalent since 2016 but an investigation found that the number of these fakes has tripled in 2020. And local news is a perfect place for disinformation due to greater levels of trust.
By Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press | October 8, 2020