Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Voters Chipped Away at Gerrymandering

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Voters Chipped Away at Gerrymandering

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Both Republicans and Democrats woke up Wednesday morning claiming victory in Tuesday’s midterms. Democrats patted themselves on the back for taking back the House of Representatives and for flipping seven governorships from red to blue. And in a press conference, President Donald Trump praised his party, and himself, for gaining ground in the Senate.Americans remain…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Net Neutrality Faces New Uncertainty

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Net Neutrality Faces New Uncertainty

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Senator-elect Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee is a critic of Obama-era net neutrality rules.Alex Wong/Getty ImagesSenator-elect Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee is a critic of Obama-era net neutrality rules.Alex Wong/Getty ImagesTuesday’s midterms don’t shed much light on the future of net neutrality. But advocates do see rays of hope shining through the fog of uncertainty.Democrats, who generally…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Voting Machine Meltdowns Are Normal—That’s the Problem

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Voting Machine Meltdowns Are Normal—That’s the Problem

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Charles Mostoller/ReutersCharles Mostoller/ReutersDavid Weiner counts himself lucky. Sure, he waited an hour to vote at the Brooklyn Public Library along with, he estimates, several hundred other New Yorkers Tuesday afternoon. But, hey, at least he arrived when the last ballot scanner officially broke. That meant he could just fill out his ballot and shove it…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Midterm Elections 2018: How to Find and Watch Results

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Midterm Elections 2018: How to Find and Watch Results

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How to Watch the Midterm Election Resultsbusinessculturegearideassciencesecuritytransportationphotovideobackchannel11.06.1808:14 pm11.06.1808:14 pmHow Americans vote today will determine who sits in government for at least the next two years—but tonight’s outcome will shape policy for years to come. With hundreds of key races nationwide, the 2018 midterm elections will be one to watch. Here’s how you can stay informed…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Georgia Voting Machine Issues Heighten Scrutiny on Brian Kemp

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Georgia Voting Machine Issues Heighten Scrutiny on Brian Kemp

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Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who has led an aggressive purge of the state’s voting rolls.Leah Millis/ReutersGeorgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who has led an aggressive purge of the state’s voting rolls.Leah Millis/ReutersIf former state representative Stacey Abrams wins the race for governor of Georgia, she would be the US’s first black woman…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Extreme Gerrymandering Could Still Stymie the Blue Wave

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Extreme Gerrymandering Could Still Stymie the Blue Wave

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Since giving map-drawing power to an independent commission, California has become one of the least gerrymandered states—and therefore, one of the most competitive for Democrats.imageBROKER/AlamySince giving map-drawing power to an independent commission, California has become one of the least gerrymandered states—and therefore, one of the most competitive for Democrats.imageBROKER/AlamyIf you look at the polls and…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Midterm Elections Are Already Under Attack

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Midterm Elections Are Already Under Attack

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With primaries underway and less than four months to go until this year’s midterm elections, early signs of attack have already arrived—just as the US intelligence community warned. And yet Congress has still not done everything in its power to defend against them. At the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday, Microsoft executive Tom Burt said…

Elections Don’t Work at All. You Can Blame the Math

Elections Don’t Work at All. You Can Blame the Math

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died in December of 2017; the election to replace him was Tuesday. No one knows who won. Partially that’s because the votes are still trickling in. Mail-in ballots merely had to be postmarked by election day, and as I write the city is reporting 87,000 votes yet to be processed.…