Connecticut leaders call on Congress to protect U.S. election system


(WTNH) — State leaders are calling on Congress Wednesday to protect America’s election system.

Senator Blumenthal and other officials are asking lawmakers to pass federal legislation that would guard against Russian interference in the next election.

The legislation includes funding to strengthen cyber defenses, standards for voting systems and more.

“We need to make our elections secure, not only because the Russians can hack in to potentially the vote and our registration system, but also they can sow the mistrust and disinformation that will suppress the vote,” said Blumenthal.

Blumenthal says that he will introduce legislation to strengthen the election system when Congress reconvenes.


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