Andrea González-Ramírez
GEN
Published in
Mar 2, 2021

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Voting machines have been at the heart of some of the most dangerous conspiracy theories of the last five years. I mean, the Venn diagram between the people who believed the wild, false claims about Dominion Voting Systems and the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol is pretty much a circle.

The real scandal, however, is the voting machine industry’s lack of innovation over the past few decades. According to Marker’s

, that stunted growth has opened the door for voting machine bugs that, though not big enough to affect the outcome of an election, still cause some headaches. “Instead of a vibrant marketplace with competition forcing those…

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Andrea González-Ramírez
GEN
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Award-winning Puerto Rican journalist. Senior Writer at New York Magazine’s The Cut. Formerly GEN, Refinery29, and more. Read my work: https://www.thecut.com/