May 16, 2019

Judiciary Committee Advances Election Security Bills

WASHINGTON –Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement after the committee unanimously advanced two bills to the Senate floor to secure U.S. elections from foreign interference.

“Today is a very good day for the Judiciary Committee,” said Graham. “We reported out two bills that will help secure our elections from foreign interference. The DETER Act would allow the deportation of anyone involved in interfering with American elections that are present in the United States and it would render somebody inadmissible to come to the United States based on election interference.”

“In another effort to deter bad actors, the second piece of legislation will make it a federal crime to hack into a state voting system, whether or not it is connected to the internet. I am very pleased with the committee’s performance in trying to secure our elections as we head into the 2020 presidential election.”

Background:

S.1328, DETER Act

S. 1321, Defending The Integrity Of Voting Systems Act