Wary of Hackers, States Move to Upgrade Voting Systems
New equipment and security protocols are part of the response to Russian meddling in 2016. But lack of money is an obstacle.
Reacting in large part to Russian efforts to hack the presidential election last year, a growing number of states are upgrading electoral databases and voting machines, and even adding cybersecurity experts to their election teams. The efforts - from both Democrats and Republicans - amount to the largest overhaul of the nation's voting infrastructure since the contested presidential election in 2000 spelled an end to punch-card ballots and voting machines with mechanical levers.