Conducting fair elections requires secure systems and independent administration of the casting and counting of votes. That’s why the Brennan Center advocates for a comprehensive plan to upgrade technology and safeguard election integrity, including the protection of election officials from harassment and political interference.
The systems and people that comprise the nation’s election infrastructure are under attack. In 2016, Russians targeted our systems, accessing voter lists and hacking emails. Beginning in 2020, election officials have faced threats to their personal safety and political interference as they are wrongly blamed for election outcomes that some politicians and voters did not like. Together, these kinds of threats jeopardize the security and integrity of U.S. elections.
We know how to secure our elections.
Russia is trying to hack our elections. The Brennan Center knows how to stop them. Since 2016, the Brennan Center has worked to help Congress and state election officials to understand the scope of the problem and how to spend their money wisely. Congress is currently considering the Secure Elections Act, based on our proposals.