On June 27, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) voted to pass H.R.2722, the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act, to better secure our democracy against foreign interference by providing state funding to update and secure their state’s voting systems. The bill mandates paper ballot voting systems, post-election risk-limiting audits, and strict cybersecurity requirements for both election technology vendors and for voting systems. The Congresswoman released the following statement after the vote.

“As New Yorkers head into July 4 and gather with our family and friends to celebrate America’s independence, our nation and our democracy are under urgent threat from foreign adversaries. The Mueller Report outlined very clearly how Russians waged an unprecedented, all-out attack on our elections to undermine our democracy in 2016, and now, our top intelligence and security officials are expecting the same type of foreign interference from Russia in 2020. Our national security demands that Congress act now to prevent such an attack from ever happening again. That is why I was proud to join my colleagues to pass the SAFE Act and uphold our patriotic duty to defend our nation and our democracy against threats, both foreign and domestic.”

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