Ahead of November Election, Virginia Scraps Use of ‘Hackable’ Voting Machines

Hacking Conference

Hackers participate in the computer science conference DefCon in Las Vegas in 2011. At this year’s conference, hackers attempted to break into various voting machines. (Credit: AP Photo / Isaac Brekken)

With only two months until election day, officials in Virginia have decided fully-electronic voting machines aren’t safe. Amid growing cyber-security threats, the Board of Elections is forcing localities to stop using the of the touch screen machines that leave no paper trail. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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