2020 elections

Election misinformation abounds, but states are pushing back

by • 7 months ago

Spammy text messages, careless mailing campaigns and confusion surrounding vote-by-mail are just a few of the things secretaries of state are trying to educate the public about before Nov. 3.

Battleground states have improved election security, but more can be done, report says

by • 8 months ago

A look at how 12 battleground states have prepared for the election is cause for guarded optimism, New York University's Brennan Center for Justice found.

Bloomberg ends Democratic bid that pledged to take 'smart city' policies to White House

by • 1 year ago

The former New York mayor who said he believes in "using data to inform decisions" admitted his $550 million campaign failed to convince voters that his city policies should be taken nationwide.

After Iowa Dems' caucus app mess, election officials distance themselves

by • 1 year ago

As a malfunctioning app delayed results of Iowa's presidential caucuses, state and local election officials reminded people that they were not involved.

Securing elections starts with securing voter registration

by • 1 year ago

State election officials are implementing all sorts of cybersecurity measures. Protecting voter registration databases needs to be the top priority, says Samuel Visner of the MITRE Corporation.

Smart cities for president? Two ex-mayors could take the movement national

by • 1 year ago

Michael Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg ran their cities as data-driven, analytics-focused technocrats. Could they do the same for the whole country?

Courting mayors, Bloomberg says he'll bring data-driven 'smart' policies to White House

by • 1 year ago

The billionaire and former mayor suggested his presidency would be a continuation of the “smart city” he pursued during his time leading New York City.

Sanders introduces $150 billion 'Internet for All' plan

by • 1 year ago

Bernie Sanders' broadband policy would invest $150 billion in technical and infrastructure grants while dismantling giant companies like AT&T and Comcast.

Election cyberattacks grow with each new candidate, Utah CIO says

by • 1 year ago

Utah Chief Information Officer Mike Hussey says the state is coordinating and practicing for cyberattacks against election systems, which are escalating.