“The Cybersecurity 202: Democratic base fired up by effort to ban Internet-connected voting machines”


As the 2020 election approaches, voting security groups are trying to rally the public behind an effort to ban Internet connections from U.S. voting machines that could be hacked by Russia and other foreign adversaries.

And they’re getting an assist from activists on the left, who are still burned by the 2016 election, when Russia hacked troves of Democratic emails and strategically released them to damage the Hillary Clinton campaign.

The joint effort has resulted in a staggering number of people — 50,000 — submitting comments on the issue to the Election Assistance Commission, a federal body that’s rewriting voluntary guidelines for voting machines,the organizing groups told me. 

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