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Pentagon, National Guard units and federal officials ready for Election Day

The question as to whether or not the U.S. mid-term elections are secure from cyberattack or outside influence will be answered in a few short hours, but in the runup to the polls opening Tuesday morning, several events have happened to help bolster security and give voters confidence in the electoral system. Wisconsin Governor Scott…
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DHS’s Nielsen says elections systems secure, no evidence of nation-state interference

Despite the myriad concerns around safeguarding election systems, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday the 2018 midterms are likely the most secure election the U.S. has conducted and reiterated that the DHS has no evidence that any nation-state is currently infiltrating election systems. At a Council on Foreign Relations meeting, Nielsen…
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State of security: Florida

Who’s on charge: Florida Department of State Secretary Ken Detzner Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., left officials scratching their heads last summer during his re-election campaign when he claimed Florida’s election systems had been hacked and Russian operatives had been free “to move about” in some of the state’s counties and sparked a debate over election security between Nelson…
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Mulvaney told Nielsen to talk election security outside Trump’s earshot

White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney allegedly warned former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to keep 2020 election security off of President Trump’s radar shortly before she left office. It “wasn’t a great subject and should be kept below his level,” a New York Times report cited Mulvaney as saying. Mulvaney’s…
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State of security: Georgia

Who’s in charge: Secretary of State Brian Kemp Secretary of State Brian Kemp famously said that Georgia didn’t have to worry about its voting systems because they were secure. That was before U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg admonished Georgia officials in September for sticking their “head in the sand” in the face of evidence that…
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Election Day: Securing the vote

Amid the blue and red banners dotting social media, mailers, billboards, flyers and just about everything else, Election Day is finally here. After all the guesswork and polls, Americans don’t know which way the political winds are going to blow or whether security measures taken by many states are going to hold…or whether some sort…
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