UPDATED 8:01 AM PT — Tues. July 24, 2018
21 attorneys general recently signed a letter, urging Congress to strengthen election security standards ahead of the November midterms.
The letter was sent Monday to GOP leaders Senator Roy Blunt and Representative Michael McCaul, saying state and local elections — as well as national ones — are being threatened.
The bipartisan group asked for Congress to pass legislation to address cybersecurity as well as funding to improve election systems.
This follows the indictment of 12 Russian nationals for alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election earlier this month.
The attorneys general say the future of democracy is at stake without secure elections.