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New legislation seeks to prevent US voting systems from being hacked

  A U.S. lawmaker has introduced two bills to protect voting systems from hacking, amid fears that Russian cyber spies may be interfering with this year’s presidential election. Representative Hank Johnson, a Democrat serving Georgia, is proposing a moratorium on state purchases of electronic voting machines that don’t produce a paper trail. His Election Integrity Act,…

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Election hacking threats prompt U.S. to hasten aid to states

A spate of hacking attacks has put U.S. states on edge, with election officials rushing to plug cybersecurity gaps with help from the federal government. Nine states have asked for “cyberhygiene” scans in which the Department of Homeland Security looks for vulnerabilities in election authorities’ networks that are connected to the internet, according to a…

UNITED STATES Ð JANUARY 27: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., holds a news conference with Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., (not shown) on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, to introduce their Biennial Budget Appropriations Act, that would switch Congress from an annual spending process to a two-year cycle. (Photo By Bill Clark/Roll Call)
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Jeanne Shaheen Calls For Senate Hearings Into Russia’s Interference In U.S. Elections

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is urging the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to hold a hearing on Russia’s reported involvement in U.S. elections. “I believe a full committee hearing on this issue, perhaps supplemented by a classified briefing, would be beneficial both to members of the committee and the constituents they represent,” Shaheen wrote in a…

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New Graphics, Putin In The Whitehouse, Putin’s Trump Puppet

Yes, this is what the elections are all about. In reality, these new memes describe the ultimate aims of Vladimir Putin. These memes and graphics are yours to share and or distribute as you see fit. Share and share alike. Some of these are left blank so you can insert your own memes into them….

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APPEALS COURT BLOCKS PROOF-OF-CITIZENSHIP VOTING REQUIREMENT

A federal appeals court has blocked Kansas, Georgia and Alabama from requiring residents to prove they are U.S. citizens when registering to vote using a national form. The 2-1 ruling Friday is a victory for voting rights groups who said a U.S. election official illegally changed proof-of-citizenship requirements on the federal registration form at the…

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New clues link election hacks in U.S. to Russian intelligence

A top cybersecurity firm said Friday it has found “significant” links between the hacks of two U.S. state election databases this summer and suspected Russian state-sponsored attacks against the ruling political party in Turkey and members of the Ukrainian Parliament. ThreatConnect, a firm founded by former U.S. military intelligence analysts, said it discovered the connection…

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Can a BEAR Fit Down a Rabbit Hole?

The question on everyone’s mind: Who is behind the recently reported compromises of Arizona and Illinois’ state board of elections (SBOE)? The answer is, we don’t know. When we reviewed FBI T-LD1004-TT, we initially found a pile of highly circumstantial evidence suggesting the adversary could be of Russian origin. The combination of the attacks relying…

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18:  Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the crowd after his wife Melania delivered a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Top House Dems Seek FBI Investigation of Possible Trump Connections to Cyber Attacks

Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, John Conyers, Jr., Elliot L. Engel, and Bennie G. Thompson, the Ranking Members of the House Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, and Homeland Security, sent a detailed letter to FBI Director James Comey requesting that the FBI assess whether connections between Trump campaign officials and Russian interests…

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FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems

The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials. The FBI warning, contained in a “flash” alert from…

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Voting Hurdles Often Keep College Students Away From the Ballot Box

Students at Rollins College in Florida are designing custom “I voted” stickers for absentee voters. Across the country, the University of Southern California has partnered with county officials to host voter registration events with prizes, games and free food. And at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the student government plans campuswide voter registration drives as well….

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