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Ohio’s Secretary of State says a recent attempt by a computer in Panama to insert code into his office’s website was unsuccessful. But state leaders say this incident underscores why a comprehensive election security plan must be put in place soon. The attempted hack into the Secretary of State’s website was thwarted. Secretary of State Frank LaRose says no… Read More
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to add $250 million for state and federal efforts to secure the election. Critics say Congress must set aside more dollars and pass a new bill.
The campaign finance agency will be temporarily shuttered over lack of a quorum. A former FEC chair says there’s a “real possibility” the agency is effectively closed through the 2020 election.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Democrats in Mitch McConnell’s home state are pitching “Moscow Mitch” merchandise to try and capitalize on a bitter dispute involving the Kentucky senator over election security legislation. The Kentucky Democratic Party said Wednesday it’s launching the “Moscow Mitch” webstore in a dig at the Senate majority leader. The party is selling… Read More
FBI Director Christopher Wray and former special counsel Robert Mueller both warned this week about the perils to the 2020 presidential race. What would the candidates do about it?
Spy world veteran Shelby Pierson will attempt to centralize election security efforts across the intelligence community with soon-to-be-designated agency leads.
Election officials have been planning and preparing for 2020 based on what they know happened leading up to 2016. The question now is what more they may learn from the special counsel.