How do you measure the influence of a get-out-the-vote movement when it happens through a series of 30-second videos that are loosely connected through virtual “hype houses”? That’s what we talked to WIRED senior writer Arielle Pardes about on this week’s Get WIRED podcast. She takes us deep inside the world of political TikTok, the impressive creators who are making the videos, and how they’ve helped galvanize young voters who are likely to remain active long past this election season.How to Listen
The Russian meddling that rocked the 2016 United States presidential election gave the public a full view of something election officials and advocates have warned about for years: weak voting infrastructure and election systems around the US, and a lack of political will and funding to strengthen them.
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