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Roll Call: Digital Discourse, Not Division

by Emily O'Connor

The WG’s David Winston discusses how cyber criminals exploit deep partisan divisions in our society, and why this should concern Democrats, Republicans, and the media alike:

There was a time when we had safeguards in place to protect the integrity of our electoral process from external interference. The Foreign Agents Registration Act and strict prohibitions on noncitizen campaign contributions, for example, were effective in defending our elections from undue outside influence. But cybertechnology has dramatically changed our electoral environment with the potential to affect voting systems, ballot security, voter rolls and registration, and campaign communications, and equally sinister efforts to chip away at voters’ confidence in their own democracy.

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