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Blunt-Klobuchar 'Secure Elections Act' revisions make state funding contingent on establishing cyber response plan

By Maggie Miller / August 17, 2018

The revised version of the “Secure Elections Act” unveiled today by Senate Rules Chairman Roy Blunt (R-MO) and ranking member Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) would amend the Help America Vote Act to require states to establish a “response and communications plan for cybersecurity incidents,” in order for states to receive funding from the Election Assistance Commission.

The substitute amendment to the bill, released ahead of a scheduled Rules Committee markup next week, also would require states to use paper ballots...

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