Hacked! How Safe Are Our Elections?

Cliff Rodgers, Knox County Administrator of Elections, explains what happened when the county website was attacked during the May 2018 election, and what his employees do to protect the voting machines from tampering. This episode is excerpted from Rodgers' remarks (September 28, 2018) during the Democracy and the Informed Citizen Symposium sponsored by Humanities Tennessee.

Music credit: "Three Stories" by Blue Dot Sessions, CC BY-NC 4.0

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Melissa Brenneman

Melissa listens to hours of podcasts on most days. She started the habit with the intention of taking long walks, but podcasts proved to be more addicting than exercise. She records, edits and mixes podcasts for the library.
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Alan May

Alan May works as a reference librarian at Lawson McGhee Library. In his spare time, he reads and writes poetry. May's most recent books are Dead Letters (2008) and More Unknowns (2014). His poems have appeared in The New York Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, The New Orleans Review, Plume, and others.