Opinion: Because of an outdated and vulnerable election infrastructure, we may never know the true winners of today’s midterms. But we already know who the losers are: Anybody interested in fair, secure, and transparent elections.
On Tuesday, millions of Americans will cast their ballots on antiquated machines built when many voters were still in diapers. These machines use software that is even older. They are easy to hack, yet election officials don’t want to recognize that this is a problem.
A gaping hole in US election security seems to be that foreign investors can purchase companies charged with providing voter registration software and other election-related services. And nobody seemed to be aware of this — or care enough to do something — until now.