Tuesday’s midterm elections will test the power of technology. Will electronic voting systems measure up to expectations? Will blogs and other digital campaigning methods prove successful? Read on for the latest news and opinions from CIO Insight, Baseline and eWeek.
E-Voting Glitches Abound: Five States with the Biggest Problems
Reports of problems with electronic voting systems were widespread during the midterm elections. Here’s a look at the nation’s biggest foul-ups.
Was There E-Voting Fraud?
The founder of Verified Voting weighs in on the possibility of fraud in this year’s election.
Robert Reich: Democratic Victory Won’t Change Economic Policies Affecting IT Workforce
Congressional Democrats might have a tough time making any radical fiscal changes in the short term, but that doesn’t mean they can’t lay the groundwork for future reform, says the former secretary of labor.
How the Web Polarized Politics
The Internet once promised a new era of communications and understanding across disparate cultures and beliefs. But Gerry McGovern, a Web content expert, says it’s only served to deepen the divide. Does the Web encourage political polarization?
E-Voting: Will Your Vote Count?
The 2000 presidential election underscored the dire need for voting transformation. But six years later, a litany of problems remains. Can the government restore confidence in e-voting?
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As it Takes Hold, E-Voting Faces Big Risks
From Baseline: With midterm elections looming, some researchers add a Department of Defense plan to their list of concerns.
From eWeek: Deep-seated problems plague U.S. e-voting system upgrade.