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Assessing the Bipartisan Secure Elections Act

| Jan. 03, 2018

Introduction

On Dec. 21, all eyes were on the Republican bill to cut taxes. Yet a bipartisan group of six senators also had their eyes on the far less sexy (but still important!) topic of election hacking. They quietly introduced a bill called the Secure Elections Act that, if passed, would be a good down payment on improving the confidence we can have in the integrity of our elections. This short, stocking-stuffer size review will: review some of the core questions around election security, assess the bill’s provisions to improve information sharing, its grant program, and its bug bounty, and conclude with some tough realism about additional work that needs to be undertaken to protect our elections.

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For Academic Citation: Sulmeyer, Michael.“Assessing the Bipartisan Secure Elections Act.” Lawfare, January 3, 2018.