With the 2020 elections fast approaching, America need to be smarter, better focused and more disciplined about defending our elections against foreign interference.
This week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered a review of the state’s election security after federal officials confirmed that Russian military intelligence had successfully gained access to voting systems in two of the state’s 67 counties in 2016. The breaches came after Russian operatives sent emails laden with code that had been doctored to seem as if it came from a private vendor that sells election software to local governments.
FBI Director Chris Wray recently warned about the ongoing threat in a discussion at the Council on Foreign Relations. “I think we recognize that our adversaries are going to keep adapting and upping their game, and so we are very much viewing 2018 as just kind of a dress rehearsal for the big show in 2020,” Wray said.
We’re not ready for 2020 hacks: Democrats must press Trump on how the administration intends to protect our voting systems from intrusion