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100 experts tell Congress how to improve election security


More than 100 cybersecurity and voting experts are urging the government to make the U.S. voting system more secure.

The experts — which come from various industries, from business and academia to technology non-profits — signed a letter addressed to Congress on Wednesday suggesting how three major objectives need to take place to protect the integrity of the system and restore voter confidence.

“These are very stark recommendations,” said Joseph Lorenzo Hall, chief technologist at the Center for Democracy and Technology.

“Election officials don’t realize how much of what they do implicates concepts of security and defense, and they’re also protecting [the system] against the worst hackers out there: nationstate adversaries.”

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