Voting Machines to be Replaced by Early June

Rich­mond County, along with over 560 vot­ing precincts in Vir­ginia, is going to need new vot­ing machines after state inves­ti­ga­tors decer­ti­fied the equip­ment based on com­plaints received dur­ing the 2014 elec­tion. The machines would have to be replaced before Novem­ber elec­tions for around $91,000.

It turns out that the dead­line is actu­ally early June–June 9, to be exact–which is when state pri­maries are held. The Win­Vote machines are vul­ner­a­ble to cyber­at­tacks, and inves­ti­ga­tors were able to con­nect to the machines’ wire­less networks–where votes are tallied–by cell phone. Vir­ginia is the only state that still uses this par­tic­u­lar vot­ing machine.

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