Tag: elections

How to stream U.S. elections coverage if you don’t have TV

You don’t need a TV to tune into live coverage of the U.S. elections results today – and you don’t have to have Hulu or another live TV streaming service, either. YouTube announced today a list of news organizations that will be broadcasting live elections coverage on its site today

Texas has a long history of problems with Hart eSlate voting machines

During early voting in some Texas counties, a handful of voters reported seeing their straight-ticket votes changed to endorse the opposing party. Others reported that an issue with the voting machines appeared to remove any selection for U.S. Senate altogether. The Texas Secretary of State’s office told TechCrunch that it

Snapchat’s users are surprisingly old and it’s telling them to vote

Snapchat is a college favorite more than high school phenomenon. Only 20 percent of Snapchat’s US users are under 18, down from 22 percent in 2016 as some of its early adopters have now aged up and headed to college. Appealing to older users was a big motive for its

Misuse Of Social Media Platforms Will Not Be Allowed To Abuse Elections: IT Minister

With 2019 General and Assembly elections approaching, electronics and information technology (IT) minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has reminded that the government has taken serious note of reported data misuse of social media platforms for extraneous means. “Such tools (social media) would never be allowed to abuse the election process,” the

Lyft is offering reduced and free rides on election day

Lyft is going to offer half-priced and free rides to polling places around the country on Election Day (Nov. 6). The ride-hailing giant said that it’s going to give out 50% of promotional codes to partners that encourage voter turnout. The company has linked up with Vote.org, Nonprofit Vote, TurboVote

Millions of Texas voter records exposed online

A massive trove of voter records containing personal information on millions of Texas residents has been found online. The data — a single file containing an estimated 14.8 million records — was left on an unsecured server without a password. Texas has 19.3 million registered voters. It’s the latest exposure

Russian indictments show that the U.S. needs federal oversight of election security

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