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New, more secure voting equipment delivered to North Dakota

Jul. 18, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's has received more than 900 new voting machines with enhanced security features to replace equipment that's 15 years old, state officials said. Testing of the new equipment, delivered to a warehouse in Bismarck, began this week before the machines are distributed to the...

Old software makes new electoral systems ripe for hacking

Jul. 15, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds...

AP Exclusive: New election systems use vulnerable software

Jul. 13, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds...

Who's behind voting-machine makers? Money of unclear origins

Jul. 12, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The voting-machine makers that aim to sell their systems in North Carolina are largely owned by private equity firms that don't disclose their investors. The companies didn't want the public to know even that much. North Carolina's statewide elections board demanded the machine-makers'...

Judge: Georgia must allow inspection of election databases

Jul. 11, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Georgia election officials to allow computer experts and lawyers to review the databases used to create ballots and count votes. The ruling came Tuesday in a lawsuit that challenges Georgia's election system and seeks statewide use of hand-marked paper ballots....

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Jul. 10, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: FREEDOM WINS WORLD CUP FOR AMERICA The Erie Times-News, July 9 Megan Rapinoe's strength lies in her fierce athletic prowess, of course, and also in her oh-so-American ability to speak clear-eyed truth, especially to power. In...

Wolf orders bond issue to help counties buy voting machines

Jul. 9, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is moving to borrow up to $90 million to help Pennsylvania's counties pay for new voting machines ahead of 2020's election, announcing the step Tuesday after a dispute between the Democrat and the Republican-controlled Legislature doomed funding legislation. Wolf said...

Voting machines bill vetoed in fight over election changes

Jul. 5, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor vetoed legislation Friday that carried $90 million to help counties in the state buy new voting machines before the 2020 presidential election, but the bill also ordered changes to election laws that the Democrat said wouldn't help improve voting security or...

Server image mystery in Georgia election security case

Jul. 3, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

The case of whether hackers may have tampered with elections in Georgia has taken another strange turn. Nearly two years ago, state lawyers in a closely watched election integrity lawsuit told the judge they intended to subpoena the FBI for the forensic image, or digital snapshot, the agency made of a crucial...

Politics of elections snares Pennsylvania voting-machine aid

Jul. 1, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The fate of legislation to help Pennsylvania's counties afford new voting machines before next year's election is in doubt after getting wrapped up in the politics of voting and election laws. Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday that he will decide later in the week whether to sign or veto the...