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State Attorneys General Demand Congress Act to Secure 2020 Elections

June 18, 2019 / MAIREAD MCARDLE

A group of 23 Democratic state attorneys general demanded Tuesday that Congress take steps to strengthen election security ahead of 2020’s elections. In an urgent letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Rules Committee, the group outlined proposals it wants Congress to act on to secure election systems before next November. Our state and local election officials are on the front-lines of the fight to protect our election infrastructure, but they lack the resources necessary to combat a sophisticated foreign adversary like Russia, the letter reads. Specifically, the group asked for election-security grants so states can update their equipment and train election officials in information technology and cybersecurity.