Senate Intel chair warns US is ‘less prepared’ for election threats than in 2020 (Politico)

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    Senate Intel chair warns US is ‘less prepared’ for election threats than in 2020 – By Maggie Miller (Politico) / Feb 27, 2024

    “I am worried that we are less prepared for foreign interference in our elections in 2024 than we were in 2020,” Sen. Mark Warner said.

    Senate Intelligence Chair Mark Warner (D-Va.) said Tuesday that the federal government is “less prepared” to counter foreign interference efforts now than in 2020, citing concerns with a lack of threat sharing by social media groups.

    The warning came less than a year before the presidential election, and underlines the heightened foreign threats to voting despite almost a decade of effort to strengthen elections since Russian interference efforts in 2016.

    Stark warning
    “I am worried that we are less prepared for foreign interference in our elections in 2024 than we were in 2020,” Warner said during an appearance at the Trellix Public Sector Cybersecurity Summit. Warner zeroed in on threats from Russia, noting that it’s “cheaper” for Moscow to meddle in U.S. elections and cause chaos than to build military equipment.

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