Elections Board Discusses Voter-System Security
Voting by email. Upgrading the modems used to transmit election-day vote tallies. Unmasking the donors hiding behind names like “The Coalition to Make Our Voices Heard” who pour money into campaigns. On a day Russian interference in past U.S. elections again made news, Rhode Island election officials waded into this quagmire without making any final decisions on what to do next. On one side: Common Cause RI and the Washington, D.C.-based Campaign Legal Center backed regulations aimed at making clear who has to disclose what so money is not funneled from one so-called nonprofit to another, leaving “voters in the dark about the sources trying to influence our elections.”
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