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senate Bill S. 1540

Election Security Act of 2019

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Election Security Act of 2019

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A bill to protect elections for public office by providing financial support and enhanced security for the infrastructure used to carry out such elections, and for other purposes.

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      Committee on Rules and Administration
    IntroducedMay 16th, 2019
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    We need to ensure our elections are fair and accurate.
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    Absolutely, any states, before entertaining even the idea of looking at voting matching vendors the company(s) should be fully vetted for foreign actors instead of waiting until they are ready to enter into intonagreements. Also, of note, upon entering the White House Ivanka Trump obtained numerous patents from China for voting machines. We MUST buy equipment and ALL parts made and manufactured in the United States. With China utilizing AI facial recognition now and monitoring the every move of its citizens and tourists we want to make sure that any machines and/or parts are NOT from her China patents, from that country, or any other country. There are MAJOR problems with all ES&S voting machines as they are tied to Russian actors. In fact, they have installed software in some states machines which allow for remotely flipping of votes yet, will not divulge what machines they infected with such software. Georgia is one state who is suspected as their current governor, who was the Secretary of State (SoS) oversaw his own contentious election and ended up doing some hanky stuff to secure his assent into the governorship. We cannot allow foreign actors to unravel our democracy and Russia is on a mission to do just that. We need to go back to "Hand Marked Paper Ballots" AND "Paper Voter Registration Books" for back-ups in the event of computer rolls computers are shut down. Any voting equipment with a thumb drive and connected to the internet means our votes are unsecure. This is not a joke and it's a very, very serious matter. The statement "democracy dies in darkness" is so true. We are under attack, and under attack to this day, at this very moment. Russia declared war on the U.S. in 2016 yet, our Senate and this administration have done nothing to prevent another refusing to protect American voters. Putin inflicted a cyberwar upon us as they have done to numerous European countries--all democracies. Yet, McConnell and this administration refuse to bring the House election security and infrastructure bills, that were passed with bipartisan votes, to the Senate floor for votes. Our power grid is in dire need of upgrades -- yes, it is dire -- yet, here we are like sitting ducks. Iran has capabilities to hit our power grid especially since the murder of General Solemaini, which was a U.S. war crime. Should Iran hit our power grid on election day our elections will be a disaster. A great majority of the American citizenry have been asleep for decades, oblivious to what has been going on in Congress. They need to wake up. Speak up people and call or write your legislators at both the state and federal levels. With the internet now everything is at your fingertips it is almost effortless and only takes some time. The alarms have been ringing since 2016 and they are blaring now. Please, take action today.
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