Real fraud threat may be electronic voting

Instead of passing new ID laws to combat a handful of cases of voter fraud in the past decade, Secretary of State Kris Kobach and state lawmakers may want to focus on what could be a real threat to secure elections: electronic voting. The Diebold voting machines can be hacked with just $10.50 in parts and an eighth-grade science education, according to government researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. The researchers were able to change voting results without leaving any trace of the manipulation, though it requires access to the machines, Salon.com reported. Previous studies have found other ways to hack electronic voting machines, though they have been more complicated.