Common Cause lauded the US Senate’s release of a long-awaited report on Russian meddling in US 2016 election. In article published on July 25, 2019, the day of the release, Common Cause found the recommendations of the report praiseworthy. The article is an interesting read.
…the Select Committee on Intelligence in the United States Senate released its long-awaited report on Russian interference into the 2016 elections. The release occurred in the wake of former special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s warnings yesterday that threats to the nation’s election infrastructure are serious and ongoing. Common Cause hailed the report itself as well as the bipartisan and effective work of the Committee as it addressed the critical and growing threat to our democracy.
“The report is a serious, sober, bipartisan look at what occurred and it charts a path forward for election jurisdictions so that they can be resilient in the face of ongoing cyber attacks from foreign nation states,” said Susannah Goodman, Common Cause Director of Election Security. “After the partisan-animosity of yesterday’s hearings on Capitol Hill with Robert Mueller it is refreshing and noteworthy to see the members of the Intelligence Committee come together. Chairman Burr (R-NC) and Ranking Member Warner (D-VA) recognized the threat to our democracy from the outset and have consistently pressed forward together to do their best to safeguard our elections from attack. The report’s recommendations are sweeping in scope and include critical cyber security best practices and recommendations.
See full story here for the recommendations around a blueprint to safeguard our election infrastructure.