Letter: Intelligence report shows all 50 states were hacked


The House Intelligence Committee released a report stating that the election systems of all 50 states were hacked in the last presidential election.

The Mueller report and testimony called for immediate emergency aggressive deterrence measures in response to the findings that the Russians, United Arab Emirates, and the Saudis are actively continuing to undermine our democratic elections.

FBI Director Christopher Wray states that Russia and other foreign adversaries are finding ever new ways to exploit U.S. election vulnerabilities.

The Senate Intelligence Committee released a bipartisan report that said crucial election vulnerabilities remain in regard to the 2018 elections, and that we must take urgent steps to replace outdated and vulnerable voting systems, specifically those with outdated software and the thousands of local election jurisdictions using machines that don’t leave a paper trail to audit votes.

We must act on this extremely serious threat to our democracy now — primary voting begins in six months.

So, why won’t Mitch McConnell allow election security bills to even come up for a vote in the Senate?

The legislation McConnell objects to would require the use of paper ballots that leave a retrievable paper trail; he is also blocking legislation that would require campaigns and candidates to report offers of election-related aid from foreign governments.

We can’t allow McConnell to block a vote on protecting American democracy from Russia’s ongoing attacks, when Trump’s own FBI, CIA, DNI, DHS chiefs, and even his GOP Intel chairman, said that Putin is trying to subvert our democracy.

Please contact your senators today, and protest this sabotage of our democracy.

Julie Glover


More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: What value is our freedom, citizenship, if unprotected?

Editor, Back in the 1970s, in a border state where party registration… Continue reading

Letter: Programs not socialism, won’t lead to serfdom

Editor, I read many letters warning about the dangers of socialism. It… Continue reading

Letter: Paris Accord is a dismal failure that gives false hope

Editor, I enjoyed reading Robert Boenish’s letter to the editor where Bob… Continue reading

Letter: Libaries are using funding wisely during difficult time

Editor, I will leave it to others to respond to Kurt Vieke… Continue reading

Letter: Greenbank Farm needs your support for maintenance, open spaces

Editor, Our island is extremely fortunate to have the Greenbank Farm open… Continue reading

Letter: Electromagnetic radiation has hidden health hazards

Editor, Having tuned into the Langley City Council meeting on Nov. 16… Continue reading

Letter: Updates to the state Growth Management Act needed

Editor, It’s the time of the year when we consider what we’re… Continue reading

Letter: Biden should rehire fired director of Cybersecurity, Infrastructure

Editor, Add the name of Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and… Continue reading

Letter: Hold the criticism of Biden till he has had time to do job

Editor, All politicians have something in common — they like the spotlight… Continue reading

Most Read