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Tech+Democracy: Could Interference Upset the Upcoming Election?

“I am confident that we will have record turn out and our results will be accurate. What I am concerned about is well-funded, well-organized strategic efforts to deny that reality to the public to serve political agendas and partisan goals.” – Michigan Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson

Never in memory have the mechanics of a presidential election faced such controversy. Voting by mail is suddenly preferred by many, so states are recalibrating to better allow it, controversially. Meanwhile, electronic polling booths and machines used to process ballots can in some cases be tampered with. We gathered with Michigan Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, Colorado Elections Director, Judd Choate, and cyber security expert Jody Westby for a spirited conversation on how secure the process will be this November.

We surveyed the audience to see how they feel about the upcoming election:

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