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The Iowa Caucuses App Had Another Problem: It Could Have Been Hacked

Precinct captain Carl Voss of Des Moines, Iowa, shows the IowaReporterApp on his phone. (Nati Harnik/AP)

While there is no evidence hackers intercepted or tampered with the results, a security firm consulted by ProPublica found that the app lacks key safeguards.

Iowa’s Lesson: Political Parties Are Not as Good as Government Officials at Counting Votes

Mackenzie Mcilmail awaiting results of the Iowa caucuses at a Bernie Sanders campaign event Monday in Des Moines. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Most primaries are run by state and local governments. But caucuses are different — and Iowa shows how that can be a problem.

In Iowa, Latino College Students Shaken Up by Racist Incident

Electionland partner Univision reports that a Latino college student in Iowa returned to her dorm room to find her door covered in racist and xenophobic pro-Trump messages. "Make a wall," said one. Women are unfit to be president," said one. Unvision was tipped off to this incident with Electionland's Whatsapp hotline.

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