National: Election officials ask Congress for new wave of security funding | StateScoop

State election officials told members of Congress Wednesday that even after the $380 million the federal government distributed last year for states to shore up the security around their election systems, more will be needed to replace dated voting equipment and to combat future cyberthreats. But the officials who testified before the House Homeland Security Committee were not unanimous in how new funds should be awarded, some wary that the federal government would put too many requirements and deadlines on states for spending additional election-assistance money. “The most important feature to a good election security bill is to create one that provides necessary resources to the states without creating unfunded or underfunded mandates and strangling restrictions through federal overreach,” Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said in his opening remarks.

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