Here are some of the steps the federal government has taken to help secure elections in the U.S., as well as some of the possible disinformation threats that could reappear in 2020.
By Gabriela Martinez
In a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who is the ranking member of the committee with jurisdiction over federal elections, asked for answers by July 12 regarding…
By Tami Abdollah, Associated Press
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said the hackers didn't manipulate any data and the election results weren't compromised.
By Brendan Farrington, Associated Press
Although the Mueller report concluded Russia intervened in the 2016 election in a “sweeping and systematic fashion," the Trump administration has at times downplayed the interference, as well as 2020 election security. Judy Woodruff asks former Homeland Security official Juliette…
Officials in every state will be watching Tuesday's voting process intensely in the face of numerous threats and prior attempts to meddle with American elections. What threats are they guarding against, and where are the threats coming from? Nick Schifrin…
As the midterm elections approach, administration officials continue to warn of attempts by foreign entities to influence their outcome. But they also assert that their preparation could yield ‘the most secure election in the modern era.' Judy Woodruff speaks with…
By Scott Shackelford, Matthew Sussex, The Conversation
In the drumbeat of reports about Russian attempts to undermine U.S. democratic institutions with trolls, Twitter bots and cyberattacks on congressional candidates, it is easy to forget that the problem of…
By Zeke Miller, Ken Thomas, Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
President Donald Trump says in an interview with CBS News that he told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the United States won't tolerate election interference in the future.
By Christina A. Cassidy, Sarah Zimmerman, Associated Press
Two years ago, Illinois was the lone state known to have its state election system breached in a hacking effort that ultimately targeted 21 states.
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