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Virtual Caucus at Risk After DNC Experts Hacked Conference Call


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Preparing for the the Democratic National Committee Summer Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

The Democratic National Committee warned its Rules and By-Laws Committee that virtual caucusing via teleconferencing may be untenable.

Credit: Michael Short/Bloomberg

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) warned its Rules and By-Laws Committee that virtual caucusing via teleconferencing may be untenable, as experts successfully hacked into a conference call among the DNC, the Iowa Democratic Party, and the Nevada Democratic Party.

These issues could doom the effort, conceived to ease voter participation in electing presidential nominees as an alternative to primaries, in which voters must be physically present.

Participants at the Rules and Bylaws Committee conference said members were split over how to proceed with the virtual caucus scheme.

Some said the cybersecurity issues were too serious to finalize a virtual system, while others sided with states saying the system is workable.

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