A bipartisan group of Senate Intelligence Committee members, including Chair Richard Burr (R-NC) spoke to reporters following the release of their report on the country’s election infrastructure and its security. The report was created after the completion of this part of their investigation. Senator Burr said that Russia was "looking for vulnerabilities in our election system" but there was "no evidence that any votes was changed." They announced recommendations including increased funding for states, creating effective deterrence and replacing outdated elections systems.
This lesson explores the ways that states operate elections, vulnerabilities of voting machines found during a recent DEF CON report and possible ways to address these vulnerabilities.