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How Applied Mathematics Could Improve the Democratic Process

A low-tech solution to America’s voting problems
Source: Ricardo Moraes / Reuters / Zak Bickel / The Atlantic

American voting relies heavily on technology. Voting machines and ballot counters have sped up the formerly tedious process of counting votes. Yet long-standing research shows that these technologies are susceptible to errors and manipulation that could elect the wrong person. In the 2016 presidential election, those concerns made their way into public consciousness, worrying both

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