On election security, feds flounder while states make strides

Source: The American Prospect
by Eliza Newlin Carney

“The debate over the Russian election interference and American election security is a case study in the utter dysfunctionality of Beltway politics. By contrast, a number of states have already embarked on practical, problem-solving innovations in securing the ballot in future elections. On the national stage, President Trump’s ‘election integrity’ commission has careened from one controversy to another, taking steps that actually threaten to undermine ballot security. Outside the spotlight, state election officials are quietly taking steps to respond to the Russian threat and upgrade American election systems with better machines, more accurate voter rolls, and firewalls against hacking.” (10/26/17)

http://prospect.org/article/election-security-feds-flounder-while-states-make-strides