Latest Voting machines News

Georgia election officials discuss breach, security measures

Sep. 28, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia State Election Board held a meeting Wednesday meant to reassure board members and the general public that the state's elections remain secure following the revelation of a breach of voting equipment in one county. The meeting included a presentation on...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Sep. 28, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 26 The Washington Post on congressional stock-trading It is a long-running scandal that members of Congress are allowed to trade individual stocks. They have access to privileged...

False claims, threats fuel poll worker sign-ups for midterms

Sep. 26, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Outraged by false allegations of fraud against a Georgia elections employee in 2020, Amanda Rouser made a vow as she listened to the woman testify before Congress in June about the racist threats and harassment she faced. “I said that day to myself, ‘I’m going...

Georgia voting equipment breach at center of tangled tale

Sep. 24, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The tale of breached voting equipment in one of the country's most important political battleground states involves a bail bondsman, a prominent attorney tied to former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and a cast of characters from a...

Voting equipment to be replaced after 'unauthorized access'

Sep. 23, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state on Friday announced plans to replace election equipment in one county following “unauthorized access” to the equipment that happened two months after the 2020 election. A computer forensics team hired by allies of then-President...

In-person voting starts in Minnesota, 3 other early states

Sep. 23, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In-person voting for the midterm elections opened Friday in Minnesota, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming, kicking off a six-week sprint to Election Day in a landscape that has changed much since the pandemic drove a shift to mail balloting in the 2020 presidential contest. ...

Lindell sues to recover cellphone seized by FBI agents

Sep. 21, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell has sued the Department of Justice and the FBI, demanding the return of a cellphone agents seized from him outside a fast food restaurant in southern Minnesota last week, apparently as part of an investigation into an alleged scheme to...

Video shows 'unauthorized access' to Ga. election equipment

Sep. 20, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican Party official in Georgia told a computer forensics team to copy components of the voting system at a rural elections office two months after the 2020 election and spent nearly all day there, contradicting her sworn deposition testimony about her role in the alleged...

Biden warns US democracy threatened, but how can he save it?

Sep. 18, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is finding it’s easier to call out attacks on democracy than it is to stop them. His fundamental rationale for running for president was that America’s democratic traditions were in jeopardy. Now, 20 months into his presidency, the dangers...

Breaches of voting machine data raise worries for midterms

Sep. 16, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Sensitive voting system passwords posted online. Copies of confidential voting software available for download. Ballot-counting machines inspected by people not supposed to have access. The list of suspected security breaches at local election offices since the 2020...