OP-ED: Pennsylvania’s roadmap to protect elections


A New Voting Systems Expo hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of State took place at Dickinson College.
William Kalina, York Dispatch

Pennsylvania can no longer ignore threats to the security of its election system — nor does it have to.

There is a clear path forward to protecting elections thanks to recommendations from the bipartisan PittCyber Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security, but it will require swift action on the part of legislators.

In the 2018 midterms, more than 80 percent of Pennsylvania voters voted on insecure, paperless electronic voting machines — also known as direct recording electronic (DRE) systems.

Computer scientists and cybersecurity experts agree that these machines present a clear security threat because, in part, they do not provide a paper ballot back-up, making it impossible for election officials to verify the results.


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