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Amazon's cloud computing services elections data in 40 states, report finds

A new investigation by Reuters has revealed that more than 40 states are now using Amazon Web Service for elections. AWS handles state and county election websites, stores voter registration rolls and ballot data, facilitates overseas voting by military personnel, and helps provide live election-night results, according to the company. Elections officials have welcomed the company, as they say it has been a struggle to keep elections systems up to date. But security experts claim that it makes Amazon a bigger target for hackers.