The intelligence community has concluded that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 election and succeeded in hacking two state voter databases as well as probing for vulnerabilities in 21 states leading up to the election. The Department of Homeland Security as much as a year ago warned that outdated election systems in states were critically vulnerable.
Now six U.S. senators have come together to introduce a bipartisan bill that would address state cybersecurity problems. S.2261: Secure Elections Act would issue block grants to states to update voting technology and create a program for an independent panel of experts to develop cybersecurity guidelines for election systems that states can implement.
Speak up for critical election security by urging our senators to support the Secure Elections Act.
CALL TO ACTION
- Contact Senators Hatch and Lee and ask them to pledge their support for strengthening our democratic process by supporting the bipartisan election cybersecurity legislation S.2261 Secure Elections Act. Russia’s hacking and pre-hacking activities in the 2016 election cycle have exposed vulnerabilities that continue to leave our elections at risk at the state level.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (202) 224-5251 (DC) // (801) 524-4380 (SLC) // (801) 375-7881 (Provo) // (435) 634-1795 (St. George) // (801) 625-5672 (Ogden) // (435) 586-8435 (Cedar City) // Email // Twitter: @senorrinhatch // Facebook: @senatororrinhatch
Sen. Mike Lee 202-224-5444 (DC) // 801-524-5933 (SLC) // 435-628-5514 (St. George) // 801-392-9633 (Ogden) // Email // Twitter: @SenMikeLee // Facebook: @senatormikelee