Posts Tagged Voting

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

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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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A Tale of Two Voters: Looking At How Rich and Poor People Voted This Year

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A breakdown of voters across the state by income. (Credit: Virginia Public Access Project)

Rich people and poor people often end up voting the same way, depending on where they live. But a new analysis of voter data from the election shows some parts of Virginia are divided along class lines. Michael Pope looks at the numbers.

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Voter Intimidation in Virginia is Nothing New

 

Virginia_flag_mapVoter intimidation in Virginia is nothing new. As Michael Pope reports, the state has a long and complicated history of various forces trying to influence elections.

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New Poll Shows Clinton Leads Among Virginia Voters

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Credit: The Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy / Christopher Newport University

Hillary Clinton continues to lead Donald Trump here in Virginia, according to a new poll from Christopher Newport University. Michael Pope reports.

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Absentee Voting Starts Today in Virginia

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Voting in Election 2016 is underway in Virginia. Absentee voting began this morning. As Michael Pope tells us, the last few election cycles have seen a dramatic rise in absentee balloting in Virginia.

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State Democrats Want a Change to Virginia’s Photo ID Law

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Opponents of Virginia’s photo ID law made their case today before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  They claim the requirement creates an unnecessary burden for people who want to vote. Sandy Hausman reports.

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