Why Hacking an Election is Easier than You Think

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Voters cast their ballots on electronic voting machines 07 November, 2006 at the Sinclair Elementary School in Prince William County, Virginia.

Earlier this month, officials found that Russian state security personnel were responsible for the cyberattack on the DNC. Tech experts are now warning that this may only be the beginning of interference with American elections. Ben Wofford, a contributing editor to Politico Magazine, talks about his article, “How to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes.” Wofford profiled Andrew Appel, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, who demonstrates how easy it is to hack an election using the internet.