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2/2/17

Netherlands General Election: The Netherlands will count every vote by hand to stop hackers influencing parliamentary election - Chloe Farand

The Dutch government has decided to hand count all ballots in its next election and to ditch its “vulnerable” counting software to prevent potential hackers from influencing the outcome.

The decision was taken amidst fears that hackers could influence next month’s elections after allegations by the US intelligence agency that Russia hacked into Democrats’ emails to help Donald Trump get elected. Russia denies any wrongdoing.

Intelligence agencies have warned that three crucial elections in Europe this year in the Netherlands, France and Germany could be vulnerable to manipulation by outside actors. 

Read more: The Netherlands will count every vote by hand to stop hackers influencing parliamentary election | The Independent

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