An ‘accidentally-cut cable’ brings down entire voter registration system in Virginia right before deadline to register

Virginia’s entire voter

Virginia’s entire voter registration system has been felled by a rogue cable, according to the state’s info-tech agency, which blamed an “accidentally-cut” line for an outage that may stop procrastinators from voting altogether.

The ‘Citizen Portal’ that allows Virginian residents to register online to vote in the 2020 election was knocked out on Tuesday morning – the last day state residents were allowed to register, the Virginia Board of Elections has revealed, posting notices to its website and Twitter account.

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