The Iowa caucus debacle shows why tech and voting don’t mix

Local resident Wallace Mazon holds a sign outside the Iowa Democratic Party headquarters February 4, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Local resident Wallace Mazon holds a sign outside the Iowa Democratic Party headquarters February 4, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa.  | Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Heading into 2020 election, our minds — my mind — have often been focused on the election of 2016. How will Russia attempt to interfere? What role will misinformation play in the outcome? Will tech platforms play a deciding role?

The problem with fighting the last war, of course, is that the next war always plays out differently. You plan for threats that may no longer exist, or have transformed into something you won’t recognize. Meanwhile, new disasters lurk outside your field of view. The threat that overwhelmed you last time might distract you from the thing that’s gonna get you today.

Which brings us to The App. Here’s Elizabeth Lopatto in The Verge:

Several precincts in Iowa said that workers are having trouble using a new app to…

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