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More voters will use paper ballots this year than in 2016, but in a number of key ways, U.S. election security still has a long way still to travel.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — News pundits are speculating that if Democrat Joe Biden wins the election, President Trump might claim voter fraud and work with states to have their electoral votes awarded to him. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said if that happened, he would not work with the Trump campaign to hand the… Read More
Voting rights advocates, computer security experts and some county elections officials gathered at the Ohio Statehouse for in a cybersecurity initiative. And some say they feel like they have the information they need to protect Ohio’s upcoming primary. Franklin County Board of Elections Deputy Director David Payne says he’s not worried so much about the election… Read More
The state’s chief elections officer is criticizing President Trump and other key figures for sharing rumors and false information related to voting, recently about the Iowa caucuses but going all the way back to the 2016 election. This comes as Ohioans prepare to start early voting in two weeks for the presidential primary in March…. Read More
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.