Hawai‘i AG Joins Colleagues in Asking Congress to Protect Elections

June 19, 2019, 11:17 AM HST · Updated June 19, 11:17 AM
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Hawaiʻi Attorney General Clare Connors joined colleagues from around the nation in asking Congress to take action to “protect the integrity of America’s elections.”

In a letter addressed to key US Senators, the group asked Congress to provide additional election security grants to states, support the establishment of cybersecurity and audit standards for election systems, and pass bipartisan election-security legislation.

The attorneys general note warnings that “our election systems have been a target for foreign adversaries.”

According to their announcement, the letter follows investigations into election systems breaches in Florida, and an investigation into reports of malware on a voting-systems software company used in North Carolina in 2016.

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Joining Attorney General Connors in the letter are the attorneys general of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaiʻi, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.

The letter follows up on a similar letter that attorneys general from 21 states sent to Congress in July 2018.

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