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Recent influx of election funding insufficient to meet cyber challenge, state and locals stress

August 10, 2018 |
Charlie Mitchell

LAS VEGAS. State and local election officials gathered at the “Def Con” conference here warned bluntly that $340 million in recently provided federal election funding is woefully inadequate to meet a spiraling cyber challenge to election systems.

“While I thank the U.S. Congress for appropriating $340 million last month, we need additional resources,” said Alex Padilla, California’s secretary of state. “That’s not new money, that’s 15-year-old Help America Vote Act money.”

Padilla dubbed it “hanging chad money,” rather than funding...

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