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From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-27 9:35 AM 
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https://www.huffpost.com/entry/congress-election-mueller-interference_n_5d3a7663e4b0a6d6373d830d

Election Warnings Blare, But Action Stalls In Congress

Sen. Chuck Schumer called inaction by Congress a “disgrace” and pledged to keep pushing for votes.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller warned that Russian interference is still happening “as we sit here.”

State election officials are anxious and underfunded, some running systems with outdated software and scrounging for replacement parts off e-Bay.

And on Thursday a report from the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded all 50 states were targeted in 2016 and ahead of the 2018 election “top election vulnerabilities remained.”

But there’s no help coming from Congress.

It’s a risky calculation heading into 2020, when the stakes will be high for an election that could see record turnout as President Donald Trump runs for a second term. Primary voting is six months away.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday blocked a House-passed bill that would authorize $775 million to beef up state election systems. GOP leaders made the case that the Trump administration has already made great strides in protecting the vote and they say no more funding is needed.

The Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, called inaction by Congress a “disgrace” and pledged to keep pushing for votes. Mueller’s testimony “should be a wake-up call,” he said.

 

 
 

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From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-27 9:37 AM 
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I am beginning to wonder if McConnell is a bigger danger to this country than Trump is.  Aside from the fact that Russian meddling in our elections helps the GOP, what possible reason could they offer for fighting against legislation to prevent it?

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From: Song~ (_Song_) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-27 11:32 AM 
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MtB is as bad as Twitler, and together they are a recipe for disaster on a major scale.


 

 

 

 
From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-27 11:49 AM 
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How long will the GOP sit back and watch this happen before it is too late?

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From: Song~ (_Song_) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-27 12:40 PM 
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I think it is already too late...


 

 

 

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