Are We Making Elections Less Secure Just to Save Time ?
Something strange happens on election night. With polls closing, American supporters of both parties briefly, intensely align as one : We all want to know who’s going to win, and we don’t want to wait one more minute. The ravenous national appetite for an immediate victor, pumped up by frenzied cable news coverage and now Twitter, means delivering hyper-updated results and projections before any official tally is available. But the technologies that help ferry lightning-quick results out of (...)