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Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf says state will issue $90M bond for new voting machines
The move will help counties buy paper-based voting machines, after Wolf vetoed of a bill that would've provided the money but outlaw straight-party voting.
Florida to spend $5.1 million on election cybersecurity, governor says
Gov. Ron DeSantis also said the state will soon begin a statewide election cybersecurity review he ordered after two counties were successfully hacked in 2016.
NGA selects six states for election cybersecurity policy academy
Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada and Virginia will spend the next six months studying election security to come up with plans ahead of the 2020 election.
Paper requirement for Texas voting machines dies in legislature
A bill that would've phased out all-digital voting machines that don't produce paper records failed to pass before the Texas legislature ended its session, irking election-security experts.
U.S. House bill would require feds to notify public of election hacking
Two lawmakers from Florida say federal officials should be required to inform Congress, state and local authorities and the public if an election-related computer system is hacked.
Florida governor orders statewide review of election cybersecurity
Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered the state and all 67 counties to review their security after learning Russian hackers had successfully breached two counties' voter databases in 2016.
Election officials say they're adopting a 'security first' mindset heading into 2020
The relationship between state and federal officials has improved, but there are still plenty of challenges in securing election systems across the country, speakers at an NGA conference said.
Russians hacked two Florida counties in 2016, Gov. DeSantis says
The governor said he cannot name the counties, citing an "unusual" nondisclosure agreement he signed with federal officials.
Mueller report details Russian hacking against state election systems
The special counsel wrote that the FBI believes Russian government hackers succeeded gaining access to the network of at least one Florida county just before the 2016 election.