The shining ballot on the hill: How to strengthen the United States’ election security
In a new paper, R Street Institute senior fellow, Paul Rosenzweig examines how voting works in America, the vulnerabilities of the current system and how we can strengthen our electoral infrastructure against future cyber intrusions.
The paper argues that while there are a number of ways that the system is vulnerable, there are also many solutions that can reduce the risk from these vulnerabilities, including greater information sharing, a stronger state role in election security, more federal resources and basic security standard setting. Many of these solutions involve simple steps that already enjoy widespread support.
The author concludes, “the integrity of our voting system [is] at risk, and the mitigation of that risk must be a federal priority.” Now is the time to put partisanship aside and commit to strengthening our nation’s critical election infrastructure.