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CYBERWAR/INTELLIGENCE/NATIONAL SECURITY/RUSSIA/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday [7-25-19] released a wide-ranging report that detailed Russia’s attempts to hack US election infrastructure during the 2016 election, urging states and the federal government to do more to prevent election cyberattacks in the future. The report included a host of recommendations to both the federal and state governments, including the use of paper ballots to provide a paper trail for votes and better communication between state governments and the Department of Homeland Security. Thursday’s release comes as Senate Democrats continue to slam their Republican colleagues and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for preventing a vote on several pieces of election security legislation. Republicans in the Senate have twice in 24 hours blocked the advancement of bills aimed at strengthening election security just hours after former special counsel Robert Mueller warned of the continued threat that foreign powers interfering in US elections.”

Jeremy Herb, Zachary Cohen and Kevin Collier, “Senate report warns of ongoing election threat as Republicans block security bills,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, July 25, 2019 7:15 pm

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