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The Iowa caucus is here, complete with smartphone apps and paper ballots


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SOURCE: https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/2/3/21117038/iowa-caucus-election-security
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It will also be our first look at how states are upping their presidential election cybersecurity game since 2016, when Russia attempted to hack US voting machines — and which it is likely to attempt again this election cycle, and with four more years of experience.But don’t worry, Iowa’s Democratic Party is instituting a revolutionary new tool that no computer hacker can possibly defeat: a 2,200-year-old technology called “paper.”In the wake of the problematic punch-card ballots that might have decided the outcome of the 2000 presidential election, electronic voting machines were seen as a way to improve accuracy and make elections more accessible. Volunteers who do not wish to use the app or don’t have a smartphone can always call the results in through a hotline.And, as an added measure of security and for the first time in caucus history, the Iowa Democratic Party is instituting a “paper trail,” giving caucusgoers a card on which they must write their preferred candidate’s name and their signature, to be collected by the caucus precinct.

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