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State Election Regulators Meet To Discuss Election Security

Jul 1, 2019

 

Credit New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State election regulators from across the United States are sharing expertise and concerns about voting security in preparation for 2020 elections at a convention.

Dozens of state election chiefs came together Monday for the first time since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report documented a sweeping effort by Moscow to meddle in the 2016 election.

Elections security officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security were scheduled to brief secretaries of state in private on tactics for countering foreign influence on elections.

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver planned to lead a discussion on state efforts to obtain an accurate census count.

Private vendors of election equipment and services also were in attendance. Anxiety about election security extends to voting equipment in many states.