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What if There was an Attempt to Hack Elections in Washoe County?

Hacking the Washoe County election is not as easy as some might think. Yes, there have been some claims of election fraud, unsubstantiated to date; but, as Michael S. Graham reports, according to Deanna Spikula, Washoe County Registrar of Elections, our elections are defended by substantial security measures.

Deanna Spikula, Washoe County Registrar of Elections, has faced media scrutiny amid concerns of how free and fair U.S. elections still are. Photo by Michael S. Graham.
Voter drives are conducted by non-government organizations such as a political party or advocate groups. According to Spikula, they have had problems with duplicates, up to eight or nine at a time, and even fake registrations from these drives in the past. Now, she said, “we reach out to them; we provide training for the people out doing voter registration. We want them to know Nevada law and registration procedures.” Photo by Michael S. Graham.
Spikula has a lot of help in ensuring the fairness of Washoe County’s elections, including the above website.

Reporting by Michael S. Graham for the Reynolds Sandbox

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