Electronic voting equipment failures and cyber attacks from Russia and other countries pose serious threats to the 2020 elections, election security analysts and key Democrats warn.
States like Florida, which experienced voting problems in 2016, and Georgia ,which had serious equipment problems in 2018, are being urged to take precautions to curb new difficulties in 2020, say election analysts.
Democratic senators such as Mark Warner and Ron Wyden, who backed election security bills that passed the House but were blocked by Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, see the need for more election security measures in 2020, including permanent security funding and other steps to ensure safe elections.
The Collier County Democratic Party agrees.
“At a time when we have a president impeached for seeking foreign interference in elections, we must redouble efforts to ensure secure voting,” said Annisa Karim, chair of the Collier County Democratic Party. “We must insist that our senators do their jobs and pass election security measures.
“Voting is the most important right granted to us by the Constitution. In fact, its mentioned five times. Voting is the great equalizer and forms the foundation of true representation. It must be protected.”