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House Republicans Just Voted to Eliminate the Only Federal Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked

Original story at The Nation• 18 mentions • 2 weeks ago

The Nation 2 weeks ago

 
In a little-noticed 6-3 vote today, the House Administration Committee voted along party lines to eliminate the Election Assistance Commission, which helps states run elections and is the only federal agency charged with making sure voting machines can’t be hacked. The EAC was created after the disastrous 2000 election in Florida as part of the Help America Vote Act to rectify problems like butterfly ballots and hanging chads. (Republicans have tried to kill the agency for years.) The Committee also voted to eliminate the public-financing system for presidential elections dating back to the 1970s.Thirty-eight pro-democracy groups, including the NAACP and ...
 
 
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08 Feb
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House GOP Just Voted to Eliminate Only Fed Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked | @thenation https://t.co/RRncHZwC8v
08 Feb
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Republicans just quietly took a step to make election hacking much easier. https://t.co/A8atzealBK
08 Feb
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House GOP Just Voted to Eliminate Only Federal Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked via @ariberman https://t.co/2sN0YDHxNQ
08 Feb
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Uh-oh: House Republicans Just Voted to Eliminate the Only Fed Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked https://t.co/usiezmIv43
08 Feb
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Holy shit. Republicans aren't even pretending to want fair elections anymore. https://t.co/9mjeAfEAbP
08 Feb
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GOP Just Voted to Eliminate the Only Federal Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked via @thenation https://t.co/o4RIWrRKwb
07 Feb
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House #GOP Just Voted to Eliminate the Only Federal Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked https://t.co/YeFqruXg4A
07 Feb
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Quietly, the GOP just voted to eliminate the only fed agency charged with preventing the hacking of voting machines. https://t.co/LyCQ0VD4A7
07 Feb
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Voter suppression is already out of control and growing, and now this. https://t.co/a8jooWBKGN
07 Feb
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RT @maddow: Sure. Why not. Seems legit. And no time like the present. Who needs it. https://t.co/zvD4Ma2eVU
07 Feb
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The EAC is crucial to election integrity and ensuring voting machines via @AriBerman https://t.co/wUP3r8OMAs
07 Feb
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RT @DavidAlanMack: This is some major GOP ass-fuckery right here: https://t.co/pazOwwDlSk
07 Feb
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Oh, COME ON. This is just getting ridiculously obvious now. https://t.co/j6yGrw6MbC https://t.co/O2WYhFhp81
07 Feb
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And there you go. This does not raise any red flag. at. all. https://t.co/8xROJ6oK6u
07 Feb
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Sure. Why not. Seems legit. And no time like the present. Who needs it. https://t.co/zvD4Ma2eVU
07 Feb
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House Republicans Just Voted to Eliminate the Only Federal Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked https://t.co/8IF9q2lBij
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House Republicans Just Voted to Eliminate The Only Federal Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked https://t.co/VGhmZsTxx0