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Ep. 28: 2020 Election Special: Going Under the Hood on State Election Websites

By Archana Kesavan
| October 27, 2020 | 2 min read

Summary

We’ve been analyzing a dozen state election websites to take a closer look at how they’re hosted and to monitor them for outages.


Hosted by Angelique Medina and Archana Kesavan

Watch on YouTube - The Internet Report - Ep. 28: Oct 19 – Oct 25, 2020

This is The Internet Report, where we uncover what’s working and what’s breaking on the Internet—and why. We’ve got an election coming up here in the US, and over the last several weeks, we have been analyzing a dozen or so state election websites to take a closer look at how they’re hosted (e.g., do they use a CDN or are they self-hosted?) and to monitor them for outages. In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of each hosting method and dive into some examples we’ve seen where election websites have had unexpected performance degradation. Catch this week’s episode to go under the hood on the websites powering the upcoming presidential election—and don’t forget to get out there and vote!

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Catch up on past episodes of The Internet Report here.

Listen on Transistor - The Internet Report - Ep. 28: Oct 19 – Oct 25, 2020
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