The Senate Intelligence Cmte. released a bipartisan report Thursday that found the US election infrastructure was unprepared to combat “extensive activity” by Russia that began in 2014. (1/4)
The report was issued one day after Mueller warned US lawmakers that he believes Russia will seek to interfere again in the 2020 campaign and that “many more countries” are also developing similar capabilities. (2/4)
The committee suggests in the report that election cybersecurity needs to be a bigger national priority and recommends that states purchase more secure voting machines, including machines with a paper trail. (3/4) https://nbcnews.to/2JV8cju
The report says significant investments, including grants to states to bolster cybersecurity and replace voting machines, helped secure the election system, but more is necessary. (4/4) #NBCNewsThreads
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