US voting machines are failing. Here’s why.

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The greatest threat to American voting machines might not be hacking, but old age.
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In 2017, hackers Rick Rolled a voting machine in Las Vegas. Even though the machine was out-of-date and the demonstration didn’t replicate real-life conditions, the stunt brought national attention to an election crisis that has been building ever since the “hanging chad” fiasco that occurred during the 2000 Presidential election recount.
In her story on American election security, ProPublica’s Kate Rabinowitz revealed that many state and local election officials are suffering a funding crisis. Without the money needed to maintain and update electronic voting machines, officials are having to make do with equipment that was manufactured in 2008 or even earlier. At that time, most machines had recently been replaced thanks to the 2002 Help America Vote Act, but few have been updated since.
By isolating machines from the internet and keeping them in secure locations, officials are able to reduce the threat of widespread hacking, but the machines are plagued with more mundane technical problems that states have been slow to address and could have major consequences for future elections.
On the bright side, the omnibus spending bill that was passed in March 2018 allocated $380 million dollars for state election officials to update their voting infrastructure. Whether that money is actually provided and how it will be spent, however, remains to be seen. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out
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VixitronHoster - преди 2 дни
0:28 did you just rick-roll me?
Johnny - преди 4 дни
Electronic voting is a very bad idea. The rest of the world gets it and uses paper.
problem solver3
problem solver3 - преди 4 дни
3:57 the less votes to count
Uh Oh Society
Uh Oh Society - преди 4 дни
Bro did Vox really just rick rolled us?
George Caplin
George Caplin - преди 4 дни
I was watching an episode of How I Met Your Mother, and I think it was Ted who went to a Halloween party as a hanging chad. Had no idea what it was and didn’t bother to find out. Now i know.
JJWasp - преди 4 дни
Wow In the uk it’s just a cross on a piece of paper
Rob K
Rob K - преди 4 дни
The US must have had pen and paper before. Why not just return?
Soham Banerjee
Soham Banerjee - преди 12 дни
Lol looks like the entire world is in stone age when comes to contesting election. In this case I am happy as an Indian. We are 1000s and 1000s of years ahead in terms of organising elections comared to the rest of the country.
DCFunBud - преди 20 дни
Ii hate the way this video was produced. Cut out the singing; cut out the vibes. Just tell the story.
Hemanth Kumar Jadhav
Hemanth Kumar Jadhav - преди 24 дни
Anything electronic is hackable when in direct physical contact. Just secure EVMs by deploying a little security and have a VVPAT with your EVM for a paper audit trail.
Flarelia - преди месец
0:58 they don't need to be, the software installed on them can be and that's all it would take.
Terry Carr
Terry Carr - преди месец
DCFunBud - преди месец
New Jersey has voting machines with NO paper trail except for some rare localities. However, you can elect to vote by mail instead.
Zach Meyn
Zach Meyn - преди 2 месеца
Vox really tried to blame the election result on voting machines. 😂
iiEthan - преди месец
No, they did not.
Robert Harris
Robert Harris - преди 2 месеца
Jack Bates
Jack Bates - преди 2 месеца
Blanco Counties budget looks pretty good, 3 times more per resident than Travis county, also nice to have my home county referenced (Travis).
Red Bull
Red Bull - преди 2 месеца
コヨミ Koyomi
コヨミ Koyomi - преди 3 месеца
Paper ballot my friend, you can't cheat your way up to white House
Sky1 - преди 3 месеца
Does anybody find it odd that most corruption comes from the same county in Florida?
David Henderson
David Henderson - преди 3 месеца
And over a year later the answer is NO and it is happening again
KING KONG - преди 3 месеца
And the lottery machine works my numbers correct everytime
OkayAnauktra ·
OkayAnauktra · - преди 3 месеца
I really need to know this. Music at 1:36? Please?
King Super Saiyan
King Super Saiyan - преди 3 месеца
They're also pretty slow.
demari - преди 4 месеца
The Simpsons were right
McNibbler - преди 4 месеца
The hanging chad is a real chad move
Ricardo Sanchez
Ricardo Sanchez - преди 4 месеца
Vox will probably argue that the machines dont work, becuase Hillary didnt win. Or something bashing Trump
P.S writing before watching
ThatOcelot - преди 4 месеца
I can't believe I just got rickrolled.
Weirdos Production
Weirdos Production - преди 4 месеца
Why US not use the manual election like in Indonesia ? Count 192 Million voter in 2 weeks and have a accurate number
Dharun R
Dharun R - преди 4 месеца
When l saw this title:

Are you saying that McDonald Trumpet was president for no reason!!!!
David Palmer
David Palmer - преди 4 месеца
typical americans.can organise a stag nighyt in a brewery.
boomboomdynmite 44
boomboomdynmite 44 - преди 4 месеца
i hqve been rickrolled
wclifton968 - преди 4 месеца
scrap electronic voting machines and just rank your chosen candidate on a piece of paper that gets put in a box and then sorted in a large room with other boxes where they are counted.
Louis - преди 4 месеца
France uses paper ballots and I think that it’s the best option.
Victor Martinez
Victor Martinez - преди 4 месеца
In Puerto Rico we have paper ballots which is counted by a machine then counted by hand.
Sudarshan Jain
Sudarshan Jain - преди 4 месеца
I can see in the comment section how west Europeans are suggesting for papers and pencil but don't forget the fact of population difference which in western european countries is almost a fraction of what it is in america... I believe their are better methods like the evm+vvpat in India... It might work much better...
Sky Drill
Sky Drill - преди 4 месеца
You should get help from Indian election Commission
Rok-o - преди 4 месеца
It doesn’t matter cause the people don’t elect the president and they vote for people who vote on the president
Chirag Rawat
Chirag Rawat - преди 5 месеца
America: We got problem with our voting machines!
India: Allow us to introduce ourselves!
Netaji Thevar
Netaji Thevar - преди 2 месеца
Ours is much superior.
DEEPANJAN SAHA ROY - преди 4 месеца
We have the best ones
Raheem Williams
Raheem Williams - преди 5 месеца
Because it's easier to blame Russia and pretend the voting is rigged even though it is rigged but the by Americans themselves
Don't Bet on It
Don't Bet on It - преди 5 месеца
Maybe Huawei can make a new generation voting machine for the USA.
Leif Harmsen
Leif Harmsen - преди 5 месеца
We use cardboard boxes, paper ballots, and pencils. Then a rep from each of the major parties witnesses the count at each poll. No need for machines, just people.