The US Presidential Race has been messy, to put it mildly. Both Democrats and Republicans have spewed vitriol against the other party, and sometimes even their own. Considering the excitement both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have created, there is a strong possibility that someone will try to tamper with the election results. And apparently, hacking wouldn't be difficult. With antiquated technology tallying the votes, the government must make sure that every vote is honest and attributed properly.
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