US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before the House Select Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 11, 2013.  Clapper told Congress that cyberattacks and cyberspying are the leading threats to US security.     AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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We Told You So: Foreign Hackers May Be Targeting Presidential Candidates: Spy Chief

Foreign hackers may have the campaigns of U.S. presidential candidates in their sights, the nation’s top intelligence official warned Wednesday. The FBI and Homeland Security are working with the campaigns to tighten security and prevent the cyber intruders from penetrating their defenses, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said. Clapper warned that there are likely…

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Supreme Court approves new districts, sides with voter groups

TALLAHASSEE — In a ruling that could alter the landscape of politics in Central Florida and across the state, the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with voter-rights groups challenging the Legislature’s attempts to redraw 27 congressional districts. Justices adopted the districts sought by the League of Women Voters and other groups who sued lawmakers,…

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Here’s What Bothers Me About Kentucky’s Election

Reposted from Karoli at Crooks & Liars dot com. Kentucky has me stumped. Honestly, it does. I’ve been talking about it with various people and it just makes no damn sense. Look at these races. Compare the number of votes cast for Democrats. Jack Conway: 426,964 Alison Lundergan Grimes 493,600 Andy Beshear 479,929 Adam Edelen…

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America’s Aging Voting Machines

In his victory speech after his re-election in 2012, President Obama offered special thanks to those Americans who had stood in long lines to vote — some of whom were still waiting even as he spoke — and then offhandedly added, “by the way, we have to fix that.” The line got big applause, but…

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‘Voting Machines Are Being Manipulated’ – Kansas Statistician Explains Her Remarkable Allegations, Evidence

Whether statistician Beth Clarkson, PhD, head of Wichita University’sNational Institute for Aviation Research, is ultimately proven correct, today’s must-listen, in-depth interview with her on The BradCast should remind us all, once again, why neither election officials nor voting systems are simply to be trusted. Without the ability to carry out public oversight, democracy vanishes. That’s…

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Democratic group accuses GOP candidates of illegally coordinating with Koch political network

A Democratic legal watchdog group has filed a new Federal Election Commission complaint against 11 GOP presidential candidates, the Republican National Committee and several groups in the Koch political network, saying their participation in a data-sharing arrangement violates coordination rules. In a complaint sent to the commission last week, the American Democracy Legal Fund seized…

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Beth Clarkson: Allow an audit of voting tapes

Some Kansans appear to see my research into the integrity of our electronic voting machines as an attack on Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, and on Tabitha Lehman, the Sedgwick County election commissioner. Others appear to see my statistical analysis of voting results in 2014 as an attempt to overturn that year’s elections….

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