Israels Benjamin Netanyahu Tapped to Form New Government After Repeat Election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been nominated to form a new government, the countrys president, Reuven Rivlin, announced Wednesday. The meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz has concluded. In a short time, the responsibility for forming the government will be given to Benjamin Netanyahu, after which President Rivlin and Prime Minister Netanyahu will give remarks, Rivlin tweeted on Wednesday. Shortly thereafter, Netanyahu made a televised appearance confirming the decision. Tonight, I received the mandate to establish the government from the hands of President Reuben Rivlin. I thank him and thank you, citizens of Israel, Netanyahu said Wednesday. I will make every effort to establish the only government possible for Israel at this timea broad national unity government. Rivlin …

Top voting machine maker reverses position on election security, promises paper ballots

Voting machine maker ES&S has said it “will no longer sell” paperless voting machines as the primary device for casting ballots in a jurisdiction. ES&S chief executive Tom Burt confirmed the news in an op-ed. TechCrunch understands the decision was made around the time that four senior Democratic lawmakers demanded to know why ES&S, and two other major voting machine makers, were still selling decade-old machines known to contain security flaws. Burt’s op-ed said voting machines “must have physical paper records of votes” to prevent mistakes or tampering that could lead to improperly cast votes. Sen. Ron Wyden introduced a bill a year ago that would mandate voter-verified paper ballots for all election machines. The chief executive also called on …