Tag: elections

  • How some election officials are trying to verify the vote more easily | Miles O'Brien Productions

    How some election officials are trying to verify the vote more easily

    How are state and local governments verifying the accuracy of the vote in this critical election year? One approach designed to simplify a major challenge for election officials as the ballots arrive is the risk-limiting audit, which enables double-checking only a sample of paper ballots to make sure they match electronic results. Miles O’Brien reports.…

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  • Will Georgia’s new voting machines solve election problems — or make them worse? | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Will Georgia’s new voting machines solve election problems — or make them worse?

    Protecting the American voting process from outside interference is a top priority this election season. But public and political opinion are divided over the best voting systems to prevent tampering. Miles O’Brien takes a look at the latest technology being used in Georgia — and whether it provides a stronger defense against meddling than the…

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  • What election officials think about paper ballots and voting machines | Miles O'Brien Productions

    What election officials think about paper ballots and voting machines

    During this election, early and absentee voting are expected to reach record levels, with mail-in ballots drawing significant attention as a result. President Trump has repeatedly claimed, without evidence, that voting by mail is not safe or reliable — but what do election experts say is the best method? Miles O’Brien reports on the security…

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  • Trump says voting by mail isn't reliable. What does the evidence show? | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Trump says voting by mail isn’t reliable. What does the evidence show?

    President Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power is tied to his criticism and false statements about voting by mail, which is expected to reach record levels in this election. Trump insists it can’t be trusted — but many state and local election officials disagree. Miles O’Brien reports on how voting by…

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  • Why ‘deepfake’ videos are becoming more difficult to detect | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Why ‘deepfake’ videos are becoming more difficult to detect

    Sophisticated and inaccurate altered videos known as “deepfakes” are causing alarm in the digital realm. The highly realistic manipulated videos are the subject of a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday. As PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports, the accelerating speed of computers and advances in machine learning make deepfakes ever more difficult to…

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