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Protect Democracy Joins Cybersecurity Experts to Warn Against Networked Voting Machines

Protect Democracy joined top cybersecurity experts and advocacy groups in writing a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Election Assistance Commission warning of the dangers of networked voting machines.

The letter cautions against using wireless modems in voting machines and provides recommendations for protecting critical voting infrastructure, stating “In the last two years reports of unprecedented cyber threats against U.S. election infrastructure have blanketed the news and rattled public confidence…We are directing this request to EAC and DHS because these agencies are leading the federal effort to share information on the threat of cyber attacks on election infrastructure with state and local officials that administer elections and there appear to be profound misconceptions┬áregarding the use of cellular modems that should be corrected.”

Read the full letter here.