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Friday, 02 March 2018

March 2, 2018

National News: President's NSA pick says response to Russian election interference has fallen short | US doing too little to respond to Russian interference, top Dem warns

Alabama: Local election officials push for new e-ballot devices

Arizona: Ducey creates security team to combat cyberattacks against Arizona

California: After NBC news report, Padilla says again, 'no evidence' | Voter-registration claim debunked by DMV | Gregory J. Diaz announces run for Nevada Co. registrar of voters

Florida: Supervisor of elections offers voter registration online

Georgia: Should Ga. switch to paper ballots?

Illinois: Norovirus outbreak puts early voting on hold at McHenry Co. assisted living facility | Chicago BOE spokesman responds to claims of non-citizen voting

Maryland: Frederick suffrage march re-enactment to honor history | County seeks dozens of election judges

Missouri: Local high school students get firsthand experience in the democratic process

Nebraska: Secretary of state 'very positive' election will be secure

Nevada: Washoe Co. is getting new voting machines

New Mexico: Free bus rides for Roswell residents to polling places

New York: Supervisors defend stance on early voting

Ohio: $114.5M proposed for new Ohio voting machines | Local lawmakers encourage more spending to safeguard Ohio elections | Republicans push plan to help counties pay for new voting machines

Pennsylvania: County pushes for funding for new voting machines

Texas: Federal judge temporarily blocks Starr Co. electioneering ban | Early voting sets record in non-presidential year

Washington: County Auditor: Spokane election system 'as good as we can get it' | Chelan Co. auditor says last minute voter registration may 'bog down' system on election day

Wisconsin: Walker: Hacking on state network was attempted but not successful | Democrats demand investigation into possible Russian hack in Wisconsin

Wyoming: Mead picks Buchanan for Wyoming secretary of state

Thursday, 01 March 2018

March 1, 2018

National News: Russia's sights are set on US elections. Can states secure their voting systems in time? | 1 State? 7 States? Uncertainty persists about Russian cyberattacks on US election | Argument analysis: Justices debate decorum, line-drawing at 'political' apparel at the polls | Justices disturbed with law limiting apparel at voting booths, struggle with solution | Senate DHS reauthorization bill likely to streamline oversight, include election security

Alabama: Merrill: 'The threat is real'

Alaska: Alaskan election officials question reports of breach

California: New California law to expand youth voter participation | NorCal county registrars say hacking won't happen here

Colorado: Secretary of state explains primary elections to CCRW

Florida: Poll: Floridians strongly support voting rights for felons

Georgia: Lawmakers pass bill on paper ballots

Guam: US Homeland Security assisting Guam election commission

Hawaii: Lawmakers consider conducting Hawaii's election entirely by mail

Illinois: Illinois protecting against Russian election tampering

Indiana: May primary oversight debated in Porter Co.

Iowa: Sec. of state urges voter readiness

Louisiana: Governor joins lawmakers calling for secretary of state to resign

Maine: Secretary of state talks of 'strange journey' on president's voter fraud panel | Dunlap scoffs at voter fraud, vows to make ranked choice voting work if needed

Minnesota: Supreme Court debates voter apparel law | US Supreme Court takes up Minnesota voter apparel case | Justices disturbed with law limiting apparel at voting booths, struggle with solution

Mississippi: Voting bill dies

New York: Attorney speaks about voter suppression issues in the US

North Carolina: Swain Co. responds to election director lawsuit

Ohio: Cuyahoga Co. BOE announces new Parma Heights polling location

Pennsylvania: State disputed claim 100K noncitizens registered to vote

South Dakota: Legislative panel works through 12 election bills

Texas: State, federal officials deny Russians compromised Texas voting system | County sees uptick in voting numbers | Record turnout in Hays Co. for early voting

Utah: San Juan Co. asks court to pause redistricting that would give more political power to Navajo voters | Signature gatherers being charged with forging signatures on statewide ballot initiatives

Washington: Spokane Co. struggles to comply with new ballot box law

West Virginia: Putnam voters will be able to try new voting machines at libraries

Wisconsin: State election officials respond to report alleging voting systems compromised by Russia | Elections commission, state leaders react to alleged hacking

Wyoming: Solution needed for aging voting machines | North Casper will get its polling place back

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

February 28, 2018

National News: Assessing the vulnerable state of America's voting machines | US intel: Russia compromised seven states prior to 2016 election | White House has given no orders to counter Russian meddling, NSA chief says | Polling place battleground: Freedom of speech versus freedom from intimidation

Alabama: Montgomery probate judge sits on committee to secure elections

Alaska: Did Russia compromise Alaska election websites or systems? NBC News says it did

Arizona: Report: System in Arizona, other states compromised by Russian hack | Three-quarters of special election voters mailed in ballots before election day | Recorders office: Minor hiccups with special election

California: How to get teenagers to vote when they turn 18? Lawmakers think DMV may be the answer

Florida: Students vowing to register and vote in upcoming elections

Georgia: Kemp says state election system has not been hacked | City's mayor resigns to run for secretary of state | Three longtime Decatur Co. poll workers honored

Hawaii: Hawaii may switch to all-mail elections in 2020

Idaho: A missing word--just 2 letters--was all it took to kill this bill

Illinois: Polling places change throughout Grundy Co. | Election judges still sought for county polling places

Indiana: Secretary of state could be tasked with consolidating Lake's precincts

Kentucky: Poll workers struggle to say busy during low voter turnout

Louisiana: La. appeals court hears felon voting rights challenge

Maine: Governor proposes another voter ID bill

Michigan: Detroit to reevaluate 3K election day poll workers

Missouri: New voting machines on display at Union Station for voters to try out

New Hampshire: Sununu seeks to reassure NH voters

New York: Saratoga Co. supervisors reject early voting, automatic registration | Early voting in NY set to begin in 2019 | Hempstead town councilman hired at Nassau BOE

North Carolina: Elections board wants more money, new laws to help security

Oregon: Oregon seeks to protect state election system from Russia | Richardson seeks staff to combat Russian meddling

Pennsylvania: Clearfield Co. officials working to resolve election precinct issues

Texas: Professor talks vote counting machine vulnerabilities | How technology can help, or hinder, election security in Texas | Texas among 7 states 'compromised' by Russia prior to 2016 election | Starr early voting on pace for record | Texas says no evidence election systems being compromised

Washington: Automatic voter registration passed out of Senate | Voting Rights Act passes Legislature

Wisconsin: Statement on NBC News story about election cyber security | Embattled elections chief says he won't continue in that role: 'Time for this foolishness to end' | State elections agency: No word that Wisconsin systems 'compromised' by Russians, despite report | Polling place to remain at Janesville City Hall

Wyoming: County clerk seeks resident input on elections

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

February 27, 2018

National News: New EAC chairman will continue to focus on election security | Election Security: What can governments do now?

Alabama: Commission approves electronic voting book purchase

Arizona: Maricopa Co. recorder moves ahead to protect special election from hacking

Arkansas: Changes coming soon for Craighead Co. voters

California: Voter registration drive makes inroads into unexpected territory: county jails | Voting pre-registration bill passes | Workshops planned for voting by mail in Napa

Connecticut: Bills focus on protecting voter rolls

Florida: Town hall meeting addresses voter suppression | Sumter Co. elections supervisor explains online voter registration

Georgia: GOP senators want Atlanta polls to close earlier

Indiana: Indiana adds text service to streamline voter registration | Porter Co. Dem vote director: Office's work violates state statute

Kansas: Mail ballot bill moves through Legislature

Louisiana: Schedler should resign, La. Dem party chair says

Michigan: Polling location changes in Park Twp.

Minnesota: Four questions for the ranked-choice voting discussion

New Hampshire: NH not among states seeking cybersecurity help ahead of 2018 elections

New Jersey: NJ looks at restoring voting rights to offenders | Should felons be stripped of their right to vote?

New York: Manhattan Dems drop lawsuit over nominee to BOE

Ohio: Ohioans may have to dig deep to cover cost of new voting machines | Brown endorses Clyde for secretary of state

Oklahoma: Luther trustee enters plea to charges stemming from voter fraud | Polling location changes beginning with March 6 special election

Pennsylvania: Montgomery Co. buying new voting machines | Pa.'s online voter registration hits 1M milestone

Tennessee: Madison Co. election commission holds meeting ahead of primary

Texas: Preventing the spread of the flu at the polls

Wisconsin: For state officials, election security a concern heading into 2018 elections | Debate over ethics, elections commissions leadership could resurface | Janesville citizens oppose temporary police station polling place

Wyoming: George a finalist for secretary of state | Committee interviews candidates for secretary of state

Monday, 26 February 2018

February 24-26, 2018

National News: Russian fears have election vendors feeling the heat | Homeland Security's tall order: A hacker-free election | States rethink prisoner voting rights as incarceration rates rise | At least 18 states are looking into changes in the way they draw legislative districts | Governors fear for election security amid Russian cyberattacks | What's the best way to verify votes?

Alaska: Due to deadlines, PFD applications won't register voters in time for Muni elections

Arkansas: Hearing set on voter ID law challenge; Martin defends law | Changes to county's voting sites approved

California: MALDEF wins voting rights suit against Kern Co. | SF elections department seeks neighborhood polling places for June 5 election

Connecticut: Voting registrars face growing responsibilities, strained resources

Florida: Election workers recognized

Guam: Election Commission: Elections must go on, despite allegations in lawsuit

Illinois: County clerk's office getting ready for election run | Kane Co. clerk will open Aurora satellite office if election commission voted down | Marion Co. upgrades polling places

Indiana: Time cards for Porter election officials show long hours leading up to Election Day | State election commission will try again to consolidate Lake Co. precincts

Iowa: Pate: Voters will vote, hackers will not

Kansas: Commission chairman proposes mail ballot elections

Maine: Maine court urged to institute ranked choice voting | US too passive on cyberthreat to elections, remains vulnerable, Sen. King says | Secretary of state to discuss role in defunct election commission

Maryland: After Russian tampering, Maryland looks to improve election defenses

Minnesota: Argument Preview: Justices to hear challenge to Minnesota voting dress code | County will buy electronic voting rosters

Nebraska: Voting rights dispute prompts extraordinary scene in Legislature | Federal form gives incorrect info on felon voting rights in Nebraska

New Jersey: Bergen Co. clerk sets 2018 goals with municipal clerks

New Mexico: Perseverance pays off for ranked-choice proponents

New York: Tina Ramos leaves post at Suffolk elections board

North Carolina: Elections board approves precinct relocation, early voting hours | Judges weigh NC Supreme Court elections board ruling

Ohio: To make a $30M decision, Ohio county turns to mock elections

Pennsylvania: Montgomery Co. offers previews of new voting machines

South Carolina: Dorchester Co. is working to ensure secure elections

Tennessee: Proposed state law would outdate county voting machines

Texas: Democrats accuse Texas of voter suppression in schools | County had eluded voter fraud | Mail-in ballots through the roof in Hidalgo Co.

West Virginia: Kingwood seeks election feedback | New voter ID law on the books in WV | Morgantown city council explores merging city and county elections

Wisconsin: Janesville Police Department still recommended as temporary polling place

Wyoming: GOP selects 3 finalists for secretary of state

Friday, 23 February 2018

February 23, 2018

National News: Exclusive: US official focused on election security being shoved aside | States rush to defend 2018 election from Russian after late start | Tom Steyer, gun safety groups plan voter registration drive for high school students | Ryan move to replace election agency leader stirs outcry

Alabama: Civil rights groups appeal Alabama voter ID ruling

Arkansas: Mall listed as polling location

California: Nevada Co. clerk-recorder says elections are safe

Illinois: Some Chicago aldermen say city ID program could lead to voter fraud | Early voting gets late start in some IL districts | William Toerpe, former chairman of DuPage election commission board, dies at 86

Indiana: Voting booths become available on campus the Election Day

Kansas: McClendon brings secretary of state campaign to Pittsburg | Senate votes to fix elections law after Sedgwick Co. throws out votes | House passes elections budget transfer over objections of Rep. Keith Esau

Kentucky: Trigg latest to increase pay for poll workers

Louisiana: Schedler claims consensual relationship with employee suing him for sexual harassment

Massachusetts: Ranked-choice under debate in Hadley, Amherst | Public hearing continued on non-binding question about 16-year-olds voting in Holyoke city elections

Michigan: County clerk's office getting ready for election run

Minnesota: County upgrading to electronic voting system | Commission: Wait for hearing on ranked-choice voting

Mississippi: New voting machines to be used in future elections

Nevada: New voting machines for Carson City residents | Carson City's new voting machines get favorable reviews

New Mexico: Here's how consolidating most local elections would impact voters | State monitors voting process amid coercion allegations

New York: Democratic election commissioners endorse early voting

North Carolina: BOE approves early primary voting | Watauga BOE fails to agree to early voting plan

Ohio: Two 'elections' will help Franklin Co. pick new voting machines

Pennsylvania: Local officials: No concern over voting machine hacking | Luzerne Co. promotes voter registration in high schools

South Carolina: Local election official receives state association award

Tennessee: Secretary of state responds to 'F' election security grade

Texas: Texas election officials confident in voting security ahead of primary | After lawsuit threat, Texas agency changes voter registration policy | HISD kicks off district-wide voter registration drive for students | Weaknesses in Texas' voting systems put under microscope | Dozens of mail-in ballots returned as Starr Co. investigates election fraud

Vermont: Condos on securing Vermont's elections

Thursday, 22 February 2018

February 22, 2018

National News: The myth of the hacker-proof voting machine | Dems want to boost FBI budget to fight Russian election interference | Election officials face voting machine challenges ahead of 2018

Alaska: To boost election security, Alaska suspends electronic absentee program

Arizona: Let My People Vote: Adrian Fontes' fight to fix Maricopa Co.'s broken election system

Arkansas: Marion Co. still grappling with vote centers | Boone Co. happy with vote centers | Poll sites to remain open

California: Supes OK $6.75M for new Contra Costa Co. voting system | SMC launches new website

Connecticut: Poll shows strong support of National Popular Vote | Merrill: 'Firewalls worked' to prevent Russian election hack

Florida: Legislature votes to share voter information

Georgia: Inside Gwinnett's quest to find 350 Spanish-speaking poll workers | Secretary of state candidate speaks on revamping the state's voting system

Illinois: Official: A perfect defense against election meddling is 'probably impossible' | In the aftermath of Russian interference, local election officials say security efforts are crucial

Indiana: Voting rights bill heading to governor's desk

Kansas: House moves to settle Shawnee Co. election budget dispute

Kentucky: Secretary of state responds to poor election security grade | 'No voter fraud' in Bullitt Co. election, clerk says

Louisiana: Secretary of state responds to poor election security grade

Maine: With one exception, Maine's election system is about as secure as possible

Maryland: Debate over international election observers ends in Senate

Minnesota: Steve Simon: Election cybersecurity is a race with no finish line | Cass Co. Board: $135K in state funding received for voting equipment

New Hampshire: Superior Court hears arguments in SB3 voting law case

New Jersey: Local Hoboken officials express support for ranked choice voting bill

Pennsylvania: Pitt cyber institute to study election security | Valley election leaders get clarity on new voting map boundaries | Beer and Ballot: Philly organization uses happy hour to get new voters | Lawsuit or not, Pa. taking steps to implement new congressional map in time for May primary | Professor: Sixteen a better age to start voting

Texas: Hidalgo Co. residents cast ballots electronically

Utah: Settlement announced to create equal opportunities for Navajo voters

Vermont: Secretary of state responds to mediocre election security grade

Wisconsin: Voting roadblock: Some voters found their registrations purged when they arrived to vote Tuesday

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

February 21, 2018

National News: State officials get classified briefings on election security | Top state election official questions why president is downplaying threat of election interference | Homeland security chief touts effort on election cybersecurity

Arizona: Chochise Co. to provide improved access for voters | Feds, Arizona settle spat over rushed absentee voting | All-mail elections boost voter turnout in Douglas, city says

California: Supes unanimously approve purchase of new voting system | Nevada Co. voting safe from Russian hacks says clerk-recorder

Colorado: Voter participation center to mail voter registration information

Connecticut: Does your vote count?

Georgia: Gwinnett Co. needs bilingual poll workers | Gwinnett elections division holding poll official hiring events

Indiana: Election board sets voting sites, ISU included

Kentucky: Losing candidate claims voter fraud | Mt. Washington residents mistakenly told they were ineligible to vote

Louisiana: St. Mary registrar of voters moves into temporary office

Maine: Dunlap gets classified briefing on election vulnerabilities

Massachusetts: Conscious of cyber threats, Galvin's office focuses on election integrity

Minnesota: Will the Charter Commission seek ranked-choice voting? | Voting equipment grant OK'd

Mississippi: Supervisors approve handful of voting precinct moves

Missouri: New voter IDs issued for Cole Co. residents | Marion Co. buys new signature pads for voter check-in| Harper stepping down from county clerk position

New Hampshire: Judge considering request to dismiss NH voting rights lawsuit | Possible 2020 contender says NH a 'poster child' in battle over voting rights | State of NH: No one suffers injuries from voter fraud law

Pennsylvania: Montgomery Co. commissioners to host voting machine open house | Election officials prepare for new districts | No changes in voting places in Pa. | Redistricting causes delays as primary day looms

South Carolina: Beaufort Co. elections office recognized for voter outreach

Tennessee: Lawmakers reject plan to require paper trail for voting| Election coordinator: Tennessee election system safe despite calls for paper ballots

Texas: Early voting is underway in Texas | Wichita Co. leaders respond to voting security concerns | Starr Co. 'no electioneering' mandate conflicts with state election law | Flags triggered by high number of Gregg Pct. 4 mail ballot requests | Four are arrested in Starr Co. voting case | Harris Co. Dems blame GOP clerk for shortage of election judges

Utah: Election security a priority as Southern Utah considers voting changes | House committee advances bill requiring more polling places, other changes for voters

West Virginia: Doddridge Co. commission approves contract to purchase new voter technology

Wisconsin: Assembly OKs electronic absentee voting | Voters upset after discovering they were removed from voter rolls | Winter storm not keeping polls from opening | Wisconsin sees bump in spring primary turnout despite weather | Wausau man has dedicated years to working elections | Icy weather creates slow start to election day in Northeast Wisconsin

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

February 17-20, 2018

National News: Russia looms large as US election officials prep for 2018 | Russians indicted in 2016 US election meddling investigation | State elections officials fret over cybersecurity threats | Activists launch voter registration drive at 'Black Panther' screenings | States move to protect voting systems with little help from Congress | Election chiefs 'straddle the line between sounding the alarm and being alarmist' | Election security a high priority--until it comes to paying for new voting machines| State officials say they are told too little about election threats | Republican gains in secretary of state posts jolt Dems | States seek to prevent election hacking

Arizona: Voter registration mix-up lists wrong party for Scottsdale woman

Arkansas: Vote center ordinance gets second reading | Election security scorecard: Arkansas grades between D and F | Lawrence Co. prepares for upcoming election season |Report questions early voting procedure in Searcy Co.

California: Elections dept. seeking vote center workers

Colorado: Longmont Voter Service Center opens Monday

Connecticut: Voting booth to the mailbox: Malloy pushes for electoral reform | Candidates call for stricter absentee ballot oversight

Florida: Lake supervisor of elections to relocate | A new path to restoring Florida felon's voting rights

Georgia: Barrow back campaigning, this time for secretary of state | Gwinnett Co. elections officials seeking poll workers, especially Spanish speakers | Secretary of state's office looking into alleged vote-buying in Milton | Kemp faces new voter security questions amid Russia probe

Illinois: County officials say local election system secure | Aging equipment could threaten future Illinois elections | Chicago ID card would be valid voter identification | Early voting in Lake Co. gets greenlight after postponement | Effingham Co. considers fewer election judges

Indiana: All Greater Lafayette public high schools will be vote centers for a day

Kentucky: Secretary of state responds to poor election security grade

Maine: Maine ranked-choice voting backers file suit to ensure system is used in June | Maine Dems split on value of ranked-choice voting lawsuit | Bill would make it harder to get citizen questions on Maine ballot

Massachusetts: Amherst, Hadley considering change in the way residents vote

Michigan: Proposed constitutional amendment would streamline voter registration

Minnesota: Supreme Court will consider case involving polling place attire | Poll equipment grant helps to upgrade devices | Minn. election chief among those straddling line between sounding alarm and being alarmist | Commissioners consider voting equipment grant

Montana: Stapleton updates review process for problematic mail ballots

Nevada: Carson City's new voting machines simple to use

New Mexico: Wife of Espanola candidate disputes voter fraud charges

New York: Kennedy delays plans to withhold Suffolk election workers' pay

North Carolina: AP Explains: Why is NC election board fight still unsettled? | Confusion over election districts could have consequences

North Dakota: Al Jaeger defends ND's protective measures for election results

Ohio: Debate over voting machine replacement continues in Ohio | Officials say Ohio's voting systems are secure from breach

Oregon: Richardson gets classified briefing on Russian election meddling

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania moves back towards paper ballots | Second polling location to be opened in area

South Carolina: Orangeburg Co. special election revealed voting problems | Local election officials taking meddling threat 'seriously'

Tennessee: US Rep. Jim Cooper calls for $28M to address hacking threat for TN voting system | Fearing more meddling, Dems go back to paper ballot push | New actions against ranked choice voting | Memphis City council quietly works on anti-instant runoffs bill

Texas: Lubbock Co. elections offices provides pro-tips ahead of early voting | Texans aren't great voters, but they are good neighbors, study finds | Mail-in ballot confusion frustrates local Democratic retirees | Report: Texas gets a 'D' grade for election security | Harvey looms over Texas primary, but effect may be minimal | Voter fraud gaining more attention in Valley

Washington: Senate plan would block the public from some voter data | Democrats seek automatic and day-of voter registration

West Virginia: Senate passes election vacancy bill that Justice vetoed last year

Wisconsin: Clerks test new voting machines in preparation for Tuesday's primary | Dodge Co. to use new voting machines Tuesday | Voter IDs for students available at two sites on campus | Security of Wisconsin's election system | Elections commission warns clerks of primary election weather problems | Town of Madison offers first bilingual ballots in Dane Co. | Wisconsin elections officials prepare for bad weather | State officials promise election is secure on two-year anniversary of voter ID | Fox Crossing moves polling place | Winter weather won't deter Tuesday's election in Eau Claire

Wyoming: GOP considers Murray replacement with election looming

Friday, 16 February 2018

February 16, 2018

National News: Most states' voting tech is outdated, without replacement funding | Voting lines are shorter, but mostly for whites | Feds pressed to unredact names in voting panel emails | Blunt calls Russian election influence 'marginal;' Intelligence Committee report coming soon | US intel, state elections officials to discuss security issues

Alaska: Alaska praised for election security in national report

Arizona: Feds sue Arizona over rushed absentee voting

Arkansas: Arkansas receives poor grade in election security |Democrat to switch from secretary of state's race to lt. governor

Connecticut: Merrill wants protections for voters' privacy

District of Columbia: The director of the DCBOE does not live in DC

Florida: Escambia supervisor of elections registers Northview students to vote

Illinois: Sign up teens to vote? For Champaign Central senior, 'it matters' | Early voting becomes issue in McLean Co. clerk election

Indiana: Porter Co. voter official threatens legal action if not paid overtime

Kansas: Lyon Co. approves purchase of new voting equipment

Maine: RCV ball back in Legislature's court

Maryland: TurboVote seeks to ease student voter registration | Apartments a problem in Gaithersburg elections

Minnesota: State pushes for tighter cybersecurity in wake of 2016 election

Missouri: Blunt calls Russian election influence 'marginal;' Intelligence Committee report coming soon | Boone Co. clerk reduces polling places for April elections

Mississippi: Provine students learn election process

New Hampshire: Bill to prevent involvement in cross-state voter database killed in Senate

New Mexico: Cooperative legislative session ends with rush of bill approvals | Seeds, Herrera indicted for voter fraud

New York: Judge rejects petition seeking recount in Saratoga Springs | Study finds voting machines need updating | Early voting supporters pleased with funding added to governor's budget | PS 164 still no polling site

North Carolina: Elections board approves early-voting sites for primary

Ohio: Lawmakers, Kasich deciding how much counties get for voting machines | Will counties get enough state cash to buy new voting equipment?

Oklahoma: Divelbiss undecided about challenging election results

Pennsylvania: Cost of special election to Washington Co. taxpayers estimated to top $100K

South Dakota: League of Women Voters launching in Pierre

Tennessee: Primary costing $150K has only one contested race

Texas: Texas receives poor grade in election security | Voter fraud allegations under investigation in Dallas Co.

Utah: Davis Co. man charged with election misconduct

Vermont: House lawmakers vote to conceal voter data from feds

Virginia: Hundreds more Norther Va. voters assigned to wrong district, review finds

Washington: Every day, hackers try to get into Washington's voting systems