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Fox News Explains How Futurama‘s Bender Won an Election to Head DC’s School Board

The Future Is Now!

On Friday’s Fox & Friends, host Steve Doocy introduced a story about how Bender — a cartoon robot from Comedy Central’s Futurama — was voted in as the head of the Washington, D.C., School Board. The election, Doocy explained, wasn’t real — it was a trial run for electronic voting systems and how secure they are. A team from the University of Michigan hacked in and made Bender the winner.

“If you think electronic voting systems are secure,” Doocy explained, “try explaining how the guy you’re about to see won an election.” He then showed a clip of Bender’s arms falling off.

The full story behind the hack is even more interesting. Teams from around the world were invited to try and crack in to the system.

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