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2020: The Virus and the Vote

The Virus and the Vote: Administering the 2020 Election in a Pandemic is a compendium of the Stanford-MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology] Healthy Elections Project’s research over the past election season. This final report from the Healthy Elections Project examines: The 2020 Primary Elections Battleground State Profiles In-Person Voting Mail...

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COVID-19: A Potential Hazard to Democracy

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) maintains a collection of documents that address the negative effects a pandemic like COVID-19 (coronavirus 2019) can have on democracies. IFES has identified seven elements that are at risk of exploitation due to the global crisis: Chaotic elections and a decline in trust...

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Preparing for Attacks on the 2020 Election

Recorded Future‘s Cyber Threat Analysis, Russian-Related Threats to the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, evaluates the likelihood of an attack on the 2020 election. The report looks at previously documented tactics, techniques, and procedures used by conspiracy groups and anti-government groups to interfere in the 2016 and 2018 elections, which include...

Public Safety, Integrity, and Preparedness: Attitudes on Voting in 2020

In an effort to explore how the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis will impact the 2020 presidential elections RAND Corporation has released a new report Attitudes on Voting in 2020: Preparing for Elections During a Pandemic.   The report is based on analysis of nearly 2,400 survey participants who shared their expectations for public...

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Final Report on Russian Interference in 2016 Elections

The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the fifth and final report, Counterintelligence Threats and Vulnerabilities, on the Committee’s bipartisan investigation of Russian 2016 election interference. The new volume focuses on the counterintelligence threat posed by the Russian influence operation preceding the 2016 election. In particular, the report...

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A Different Kind of Infektion

Graphika‘s latest report, Secondary Infektion, is named after a sophisticated Russian disinformation operation that specializes in drumming up discord between Russia and their perceived enemies and critics. The organization’s negative effects span dozens of countries, in seven different languages, and across more than 300 web-based platforms. While the ramifications are many,...

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Information Operations: An Evidence-Based Approach

The role of hostile information campaigns is becoming increasingly apparent in most contemporary events. In particular, a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research on social media use during the US elections and UK Brexit suggests that information diffusion can amplify public’s sentiments, thus contributing to the voter...

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Senate Releases New Report on Russian Interference

The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the fourth report, “Review of the Intelligence Community Assessment,” on the Committee’s bipartisan investigation of Russian 2016 election interference. Led by the Committee Chairman Richard Buss (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA), the new volume analyzes highly sensitive sources, tradecraft,...

Electoral College: How It Works in Contemporary Presidential Elections

The Congressional Research Service recently released a report in time for the Presidential Election which explains in detail the Electoral College. Entitled,“The Electoral College: How It Works in Contemporary Presidential Elections”, this paper includes the following sections: “Constitutional Origins”; “The Electoral College Today”; “2012 Presidential Election: An Electoral College Timeline”;...