Another round of federal elections is just months away, and Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford has a bill to guard them against foreign interference. Provisions of the Secure Elections Act would help push out paperless voting systems and encourage all states to audit their elections after they’re finished. Lankford told CNN states will still be running their elections. “But where states are not keeping up their equipment, we need to be able to encourage those states and help provide some grants to those states to say, ‘Go take care of your equipment,'” Lankford said. “We don’t want to have at the end of the next election a guess that the election had fraud in it, that they got into an election system.”
… The Secure Elections Act also calls for the federal government to promptly share its findings and information on possible cyberattacks with state and local election agencies.
“So, if there’s a problem in one of the states, somebody from the FBI can contact them quickly and say, ‘There’s somebody trying to probe your system,'” Lankford told Fox News. “And let’s also make sure the state systems are auditable. Twelve state systems right now can’t audit their election systems after the election.”