Cyber attacks and electronic voting errors threaten 2020 outcome, experts warn

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      eridani
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      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/02/elections-2020-cyber-attacks-democrats-experts

      The Brennan Center’s electoral reform program last month released a study that stressed testing backup systems and electronic voting equipment before the primaries and next November’s general election was needed to reduce risks of cyber attacks and equipment failures, and offered guidance about ways to recover from attacks or malfunctions.

      In response to these and other threats, Congress in December added $425m for election-related spending, including security measures, to a massive $1.4tn spending bill for 2020.

      But Democratic senators such as Mark Warner and Ron Wyden, who backed other election security bills that passed the House but were blocked by Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, still see the need for more election security measures next year, including permanent security funding and other steps to ensure safe elections.

      In advocating for more funding and legislation, Warner and other election security specialists cite intelligence warnings that the Kremlin will try to disrupt the election in 2020, as it did in 2016 when cyber attacks and social media campaigns sowed dissension and helped Donald Trump become president.

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      jbnw
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      Russiagate is the dead horse that won’t go away.  I worry more about the corporations and the governments that provide and approve flawed systems.

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      3fingerbrown
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      I believe nothing from the Guardian. They have lied enough to me for one lifetime.

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

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      djean111
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      Isn’t that more like a preview of the tactics both parties are planning to either use, or use as an excuse?

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      Everything I post is just my opinion, and, honestly, I would love to be wrong.

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