Secure the vote. With midterm elections fast approaching in the U.S., few changes have been made to shield the nation’s voting infrastructure from hacker threats. The New York Times Magazine warns that our democracy remains distressingly vulnerable to interference or, worse, manipulation by bad actors. One major issue: voting machines are made by private companies that have a history of resisting audits of their software and ballots—meaning even if someone were to meddle, “there’s a good chance we simply won’t know.”