Senate committee prepares report on U.S. election vulnerabilities ahead of midterms

Senate committee prepares report on U.S. election vulnerabilities ahead of midterms
Too much freedom going on.

[Ed. – There may be some utility in the portion addressing Russian intrusions on state voting administration websites.  The commentary about Russians targeting us through social media is likely, as usual, to be a scream.]

The Senate Intelligence Committee is drafting a report on vulnerabilities in the U.S. election system that is expected to be released in the coming weeks, according to lawmakers and aides, in what will be the first product of a yearlong investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said they hope to have it completed by March. The report still needs to be vetted and approved by multiple federal agencies to ensure the protection of classified information, lawmakers and aides said.

The report is aimed at making recommendations to state, county and local governments about how best to protect their election infrastructures in advance of the 2018 midterm elections. Texas and Illinois will both hold primary elections in March, while eight more states will hold elections in May.

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