The Defense Department has been sued by a nonprofit watchdog organization after failing for more than three years to divulge results of testing on the security of online voting systems that are used more and more often by Americans casting absentee ballots. According to McClatchyDC, the Pentagon’s Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) “has effectively bankrolled many states’ shift to online voting, disbursing tens of millions of dollars in grants,” so they could buy equipment which includes Internet balloting technology.

The failure to disclose and ongoing secrecy has drawn the ire of cyber experts who have warned for years that Internet voting systems are likely and easy targets for hackers who would be able to tamper with and even rig elections. In addition, they note, the government’s own top technology testing agency has also refused to issue an endorsement of the systems. READ MORE