Fewer Than Half of States Take These Two Election Security Precautions
A new report by the Brennan Center for Justice shows that only 24 US states are implementing two vital measures to bolster election security before the 2020 presidential election. Security experts have said that in order to prevent election meddling by Russia and other hostile actors in 2020, states should use voting systems that provide both paper records and a system for auditing results. However, 8 states have not adopted the former and only 24 states are implementing both recommendations.
The report explains that “paper-based systems provide better security because they create a paper record that voters can review before casting their ballot,” but warns that “these paper records will be of little security value unless they are used to check and confirm electronic tallies.”