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Goodbye to the Donkeys and Elephants

Tom Allon | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Tom Allon

What we are now learning from the presidential circus that galloped through town last week is that after this topsy turvy primary season, the two most polarizing figures in America are more than likely going to be our choices in November as the next leader of the free world.

Making Voting Easier and More Meaningful

Tom Allon | Posted 12.15.2014 | New York
Tom Allon

I was one of the 9 percent of eligible Democratic voters who recently went to my local polling place in September to cast my vote in the gubernatorial primary.

Florida Elections Website Targeted By Cyberattack: Report

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

A Florida website became the first known target of an election-focused cyberattack last year, when more than 2,500 "phantom requests" for absentee bal...

Voting Online Isn't Allowed, With A Few Exceptions

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

If you want to vote online in a United States presidential election, your best bet may be to time travel into the future. For now, it's not availab...

Regarding New Jersey Electronic Voting

Alex Palombo | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

Maybe this "fax and email" election in New Jersey can a testing ground for future voting -- if this works well and security measures can be put in place, maybe this hurricane voting Plan B can become a more convenient, inclusive and accessible voting method for elections to come.

Our Voting Problem

Daniel Koas | Posted 12.25.2012 | College
Daniel Koas

We need to ask ourselves why high turnout is so significant. The answer is simple: legitimacy. An election with high voter turnout underscores the strength of democracy and demonstrates that the elected government is in power because of the will of its people.

100 Years at the "Hart" of American Elections

Keya Dannenbaum | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Keya Dannenbaum

For the vast majority of voting Americans, elections are a quadrennial affair. And while we may have a great time watching the politics -- who's up, w...

Crowdsourced Philanthropy: If You Ain't Cheatin', You Ain't Tryin'

George Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
George Weiner

To level the playing field, here are the top four ways major crowdsourced philanthropy competitions can be gamed.

D.C. Online Voting System HACKED To Play Fight Song After Each Vote

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

(JESSICA GRESKO, AP) WASHINGTON — University of Michigan students hacked a prototype D.C. elections voting site and programmed it to play their figh...

D.C. Online Voting System HACKED To Play Fight Song After Each Vote

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Last week, the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics opened a new Internet-based voting system for a weeklong test period, inviting computer experts from...

Online Voting: All That Glitters Is Not Gold (Unless You're a Vendor)

Dan McCrea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan McCrea

Our elections mustn't be exposed to viruses, scams, or foreign attacks. No election should include internet votes until the design of such a system has been reviewed in a transparent public process.

Online Voting: The Organization Who Cried Wolf

George Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
George Weiner

Nearly every nonprofit has been tempted by the possibility of winning cash through a voting-based contest. However, organizations run the risk of "list fatigue," tiring loyal supporters with too many messages.

Gov 2.0: How The Internet Is Redefining Democracy

New York TImes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

There is no turning back the clock. We now have more public opinion exerting pressure on politics than ever before. The question is how it may be chan...