Transcript for Election security questions raised heading into 2020
The chaos in Iowa's of course raising questions about election integrity heading into 20/20 as well and whether enough is being done to keep about Boxee from interference or errors. Our next guest says that the at Iowa was using last night quote failed spectacularly. So let's now bring in Maurice turner with the center for democracy and technology at it and they welcome first of all to ABC news live thank you for joining us. Thank you. It lets be clear the problems and Iowa work we're told that were not related to hacking but what went wrong here exactly and how could this have been avoided. Well what we saw were reports. Coding errors with the apt we heard about people having trouble logging in and just plain user error when it comes to using the app has supposed to be used. How secure is our election system at this point in your estimation. Our election citizens are far more secure than they were even just two years ago and they are leagues beyond. What we saw in 2016. State officials local officials federal agencies of all come together to work to make sure that voters can be confident. That their vote won't be changed. But the doesn't help when we had incidents like this where there is small operational issues in small technical issues come early on a process. How attractive is it is a debacle lake is too bad actors realizing that there are vulnerabilities in our voting system. This is actually a best case scenario for malicious actors who are looking to use misinformation to their advantage. These small incidents because they are true are you able to be wrapped up and spread as viral messages back and go all around Twitter FaceBook and other platforms and a really hard to control. And worries before you go just one last question for you what should've in the plan being here should have just been reduced to. Note pad and then Penn has as we saw. There should have been more testing as part of planning. Election technologies need to be accessible to researchers so that security vulnerabilities usability. How can all be studied and looked down from a third party perspectives that way we don't have these issues moving forward. All right Maurice turner thank you so much for your insight and expert teens.
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