Aug 2, 2019
In June, FBI Director Christopher Wray testified to the Senate
Judiciary Committee that “the Russians are absolutely intent on
trying to interfere with our elections,” and just recently the
Senate Intelligence Committee issued a bipartisan report finding
that governments at all levels are unprepared to combat a Russian
attack on U.S. election infrastructure. Meanwhile, Senate
Majority leader Mitch McConnell has refused to allow a vote on
House-passed election security measures, calling such efforts
partisan and pointing to steps the Trump administration has taken
to bolster election security.
On this episode, Darrell West, the vice president and director of Governance Studies and Founding Director of the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings, addresses these issues.
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