US Voting System Manufacturer Hacked Prior To US Election

News has surfaced from a NSA report detailing a cyber-attack on a voting software supplier and phishing emails sent to government officials prior to the US election. The document from the NSA was provided anonymously and has been independently authenticated. The document reportedly states: “Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate actors … executed cyber espionage operations against a named U.S. …

Approval Voting

The United States Voting Method is flawed, and I doubt anyone would argue otherwise. With unsecured voting systems in place in many states, we don’t even have technology to redeem us. It is simply unacceptable that in our day and age that we have to choose what many would call the lesser of two evils. The fact that third party candidates …

Brexit: The Rundown

A referendum is being held on Thursday, June 23, 2016, to decide if Britain should leave or stay in the European Union. A referendum is essentially a yes or no vote to a particular question. (Also a perfect time to use verifiable blockchain voting software) What does Brexit mean? It is a combination of Britain and exit.  Here are the pros and cons …

Paper Ballots and Current Voting Systems are not Secure nor Feasible

As I continued to scan the article I thought to myself, “Our current voting system is broken.”Stuck between paper ballots and other outdated voting systems America’s election infrastructure is lagging behind. Outdated voting machines, complex state laws that have made ID verification difficult, and accusations of voter fraud are not unique to the California primary. With Los Angeles’ County having …

Blockchain Voting in Utah? Pics or it Didn’t Happen

Both parties headed West on Tuesday with the Republican party using blockchain voting in Utah. This was one of the first times that online voting has been allowed via a state party. With around 59,000 people, CryptoCoinNews reported that Utah Republicans signed up in numbers. It would indeed seem like a momentous day for any and all advocates that wish for a more transparent and …

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Gary Johnson Says Yes To Follow My Vote @ ISFLC

Millennials are our people, they more than any other demographic understand the value and importance of incorporating technology into our political process, whenever possible. Needless to say, I went to the International Students For Liberty Conference in Washington D.C. to connect with the millennial generation and make sure that they were aware of our project and ambitious goals for 2016. …

Primaries and Caucuses

The Difference Between Primaries And Caucuses

In the United States, there are two main ways to determine how candidates are selected for various elected positions. These are known as primaries and caucuses. Caucuses Caucuses are used to  make a variety of decisions in political parties. It is well known that parties hold caucuses to select nominations for presidential races. But caucuses also provide parties with decisions …

Campaign Finance Going Digital In Virginia?

Campaign finance could be going digital in Virginia. The Virginia General Assembly recently introduced a bill titled HB 687 on campaign finance reform. The bill would allow digital currency as a form of monetary contribution to campaigns. Making the leap into campaign finance would be a big win for digital currency. So how exactly would a digital contribution work under HB …

Secure Voting

Follow My Vote And WebRoots Democracy Release Secure Voting Report

Follow My Vote would like to announce the release of Secure Voting: A guide to secure #onlinevoting in elections. In addition to Follow My Vote, global experts and authoritative academics contributed to the report produced by WebRoots Democracy. WebRoots Democracy is an organization campaigning for the use of online voting methods in the UK. Follow My Vote contributed an entire chapter in …

Digital Spending for the 2016 Election

The Shocking Amount of Digital Spending for the 2016 Election

With primaries just around the corner, political advertising campaigns among party favorites is about to sky rocket. Every election year you can find signs in people’s front years, billboards along highways and campaign visits to college campuses, big cities, and small towns. Well, that is not just where the bulk of the advertising money is going this year. Don’t worry …

Dealing With Our Broken Primary System

The primaries are an often overlooked but important part of which candidate becomes the president of the United States. There is an interesting rule however that states that you can only vote for a candidate in the party for which you are registered to vote under. This rule makes it so that you are forced to stay within your party, …