Lawmakers in the Senate introduced legislation today that would help states prevent cyberattacks on election infrastructure and enhance confidence in vote totals from electronic voting machines. The bill comes amid ongoing revelations about Russia’s unprecedented attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
The Secure Elections Act is co-sponsored by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.). It aligns with recommendations in a June 2017 report — Securing Elections from Foreign Interference — from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.