Received this e-mail today from Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign:
We know that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. We know that too many of our elections systems remain vulnerable to attacks.
But Mitch McConnell is STILL blocking a critical election security bill in the Senate.
I’m incredibly concerned about threats to the integrity of our 2020 elections. That’s why I wrote an open letter to Mitch McConnell, urging him to allow a vote on this important legislation in the Senate.
Read my letter below, and if you agree with me, sign your name:
To: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
From: Sara Gideon and supporters
Subject: Election Security
I’m writing to you today to voice my concerns about the state of our nation’s election security infrastructure – and to demand that you allow a Senate vote on the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act.
We know for a fact that Russia interfered in our 2016 election and is planning to do the same in 2020.
Just last week, Robert Mueller testified before Congress that “the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in our election is among the most serious” challenges to American democracy he has ever seen. “They are doing it as we sit here, and they expect to do it during the next campaign.”
There is no doubt that a threat exists. Now the question is: What are we going to do about it?
Are we going to leave the door open for Russia to pull the same stunts it did in 2016? Or take reasonable and necessary steps to close holes in our election security – before it’s too late.
Senator McConnell, we demand that you allow a vote on the SAFE Act. We must close the gaping holes in our election security infrastructure before the next election.
We are running out of time to act.