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We spend too much time focused on specific vulnerabilities and not enough on systemic risk, so I tried to make some of the systemic US election risks clear in this speculative fiction piece in @lawfareblog.

Some points I would like to highlight...

First, there is way too much focus on an adversary trying to get a specific candidate elected versus creating chaos and illegitimacy. Throwing the US into a political crisis is a much more realistic goal that benefits from overt activity and poor OpSec by attackers.
Second, while I include an attack against DRE voting machines I also try to highlight the risk posed by interference in the rest of the electoral process, such as attacks against registration and election-day coordination systems.
The reasonable citizen demand for trustworthy elections has been hijacked by unreasonable, poorly-informed activists under a variety of hashtag slogans. As @mattblaze keeps on informing them, replacing DRE machines is necessary but not sufficient.

I also wanted to remind folks that the set of potential adversaries in 2020 has expanded due to the lack of response to Russian activity in 2016. We shouldn't assume that the rest of the world will just sit on the sidelines while one country influences the global hyperpower.
Thank you to @lawfareblog for publishing the piece and to @qjurecic for the fantastic editing. I highly recommend academics consider Lawfare if they are trying to reach an influential audience with work that doesn't fit into traditional newspaper opinion sections.
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