Archiv: Nevada Democratic Party


18.02.2020 - 09:46 [ theHill.com ]

Tech for Nevada caucuses under scrutiny after Iowa debacle

Rep. John Katko (N.Y.), the top Republican on the House Homeland Security cybersecurity subcommittee, told The Hill that he thought the use of an iPad was “a terrible idea that exposes them to possible hacking.”

The Nevada Democratic Party was due to use the same app the IDP used, which was built by Shadow, Inc., but immediately announced it would abandon those plans after the Iowa debacle.

17.02.2020 - 12:02 [ Washington Post ]

Campaigns warn of chaos ahead of the Nevada caucuses

Campaigns said they still have not gotten the party to offer even a basic explanation of how key parts of the process will work. Volunteers are reporting problems with the technology that’s been deployed at the last minute to make the vote count smoother. And experts are raising serious questions about a tool the party has been feverishly assembling to replace the one scrapped after the meltdown in Iowa.

16.02.2020 - 14:14 [ John Panzer, Silicon Valley & California native / Twitter ]

“The DNC ordered and paid for a security audit of the software, which was completed by NCC Group, a Britain-based cybersecurity firm.

Out of the review, which also involved threat assessment conducted with the national party as well as officials in Iowa… … and Nevada, came directions to guard the name of the vendor, and to take the software live as late as possible to prevent it from getting into the hands of hackers, according to multiple people who participated or had knowledge of the exercises.”

16.02.2020 - 14:09 [ Washington Post ]

How the Iowa caucuses came ‘crashing down,’ under the watchful eye of the DNC

The DNC ordered and paid for a security audit of the software, which was completed by NCC Group, a Britain-based cybersecurity firm. Out of the review, which also involved threat assessment conducted with the national party as well as officials in Iowa and Nevada, came directions to guard the name of the vendor, and to take the software live as late as possible to prevent it from getting into the hands of hackers, according to multiple people who participated or had knowledge of the exercises.

16.02.2020 - 13:21 [ MSNBC ]

Early voting begins in Nevada caucuses; officials taking steps to avoid problems faced in Iowa

Early voting has begun for the Nevada caucuses and state officials are looking to avoid the same problems that plagued the Iowa caucuses. NBC’s Simone Boyce reports

15.02.2020 - 19:24 [ CNN ]

Volunteers and campaigns worry about results reporting ahead of Nevada caucuses

„The DNC is working with the Nevada Democratic Party and we are confident that they are doing everything they can to implement the lessons that have been learned from this process,“ David Bergstein, DNC spokesman, told CNN. „We have already deployed staff and will continue to work with them in the coming days.“

The state party told CNN last week that they had „eliminated the use of any apps“ in the caucus process following the problems in Iowa.

14.02.2020 - 03:44 [ The Hill ]

Nevada Democratic Party to use Google custom calculator to tally caucus results

Party Executive Director Alana Mounce sent a memo explaining that the calculator will be loaded onto 2,000 iPads purchased by the Nevada State Democratic Party, with the iPads then distributed to precinct chairs.

13.02.2020 - 20:27 [ Taniel / Twitter ]

(deep breath) am I going to have to clear my entire late February schedule? (my birthday is a few days after Nevada so they better not Iowa this)

13.02.2020 - 20:24 [ theNevadaIndependent.com ]

Nevada Democrats debut to volunteers new iPad-based ‘tool’ to calculate math on Caucus Day in the wake of Iowa fiasco

(08.02.2020)

Nevada Democrats are planning to use a new caucus tool that will be preloaded onto iPads and distributed to precinct chairs to help facilitate the Caucus Day process, according to multiple volunteers and a video recording of a volunteer training session on Saturday.

13.02.2020 - 20:22 [ New York Times ]

The Nevada Caucuses Are Up Next. Will They Unfold Smoothly?

After the chaos in Iowa, campaigns are worried that their months of effort in Nevada could go to waste. While state party officials have offered assurances, they have released few details.

12.02.2020 - 21:02 [ 8newsnow.com ]

Nevada Democrats will use paper ballots for early voting; still little known about caucus tool

There are still some questions about a new caucus “tool” that is supposed to help Nevada Democrats count votes.

8 News Now spoke with Nevada State Democratic Party Chairman William McCurdy II, but he would not go into any details about what exactly the “tool” is or how it works.

We do know that it is an iPad with preloaded software.

12.02.2020 - 13:27 [ Cybertalk.org ]

Tele-voting gets a veto

(03.09.2019)

“We concur with the advice of the DNC’s security experts that there is no tele-caucus system available that meets our standard of security and reliability given the scale needed for the Iowa and Nevada caucuses and the current cyber-security climate,” says Tom Perez, Lorraine Miller, and Jim Roosevelt, of the DNC Rules and By-Laws Committee, in a joint statement.