With the cyberattacked 2016 elections as prelude and the 2018 mid-term elections looming, the House of Representatives Committee on Administration - Democrats has issued a report highlighting the 18 states considered most vulnerable to election-hacking.
Congress has appropriated $380 million to help states harden their systems and prepare their defenses, and the report measures the 18 at least partially on their requests to use part of that money.
The report sorts the vulnerable 18 into three tiers:
Tier 1 states with the most serious vulnerabilities are Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey, and South Carolina. The recommendations for each include changing the voting mechanism to include a paper trail, with individual additional suggestions based on their current state of IT readiness.
Tier 2 states are Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. In Tier 3 are Arkansas, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Washington.
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