November 8th is just around the corner, and the fight between Trump and Clinton has never been more tight. While everybody is talking about the future implications that come with the announcement that will be made on Tuesday, we must stop and think of what the internet will look like during E-Day. In this article, we will be exploring possible election day disaster scenarios that might be lurking at the next click.
Vote Machines Hacking
Almost all election day disaster scenarios revolve around the possibility of someone hacking into the voting system and single-handedly deciding the faith of the elections.
While it does sound like a nightmare scenario, it is just that, a nightmare. Apart from the fact that all voting machines are safeguarded by plenty of complicated systems, they are not, and never were, connected to the internet. This means that the only possible way of hacking them is manually and except if a national team of hackers plotted an intricate scheme of personally accessing all the voting machines, this scenario is categorized as highly unlikely.
A Flood of Misinformation Will Drown Internet Dwellers
The internet has many rules, but one of the most sacred ones is “never believe everything you read on the internet.” Google should stick that to their homepage on November 8th as biased news articles will pop up like adds on a dating website.
Lots of voters rely on the media on Election Day. The most important thing this Tuesday is for voters to remember that they must select non-biased outlets to get their information. Otherwise, they could base their vote, or decision not to vote, on false data.
A Swarm of Disinformation Will Eat Up the Voter’s Will to Vote
According to a report published by Bloomberg Businessweek, candidates are known to suppress voters. This translates into a swarm of disinformation regarding voting procedures that might influence some individuals to stay at home.
When searching information about the voting procedure, make sure you only rely on certified sources, like the US government website.
Names Will Disappear from the Voter’s Registration Rolls
Instances of people’s names disappearing from the Voter’s registration rolls have been confirmed before. If such a thing happens, voters can cast a provisional ballot, so don’t let anything stand between you and your voting right.
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