Government Watchdog Urges Congress to Initiate an Investigation on Threats to U.S. Election Security Revealed in New Documentary

HBO documentary “Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America’s Elections” uncovers events that may have dire consequences for upcoming elections 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 6, 2020) – Free Speech For People, a national nonpartisan legal advocacy group, issued a letter today to the Intelligence and Homeland Security committees of Congress urging them to launch inquiries into highly concerning revelations regarding the security, vulnerabilities, and possible compromise of U.S. voting systems revealed in the new HBO documentary “Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America’s Elections.”

“The film uncovers previously unreported events and information that may have drastic consequences for the security of U.S. election systems in upcoming elections,” the letter said.

Kill Chain exposes, 1) that a hacker credibly claimed to have hacked into Alaska’s election system and asserted he gained access to, and could have altered vote totals on Alaska’s election management system, and; 2) evidence that the hack of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) computer networks included proprietary information that catalogs and details exploitable weaknesses in the voting systems used across the U.S.,” the letter continued.

Following these alarming revelations, the letter calls for an investigation by the Committees and recommends the consultation of experts to develop a thorough and robust investigation to determine the extent of these security breaches and to perform a risk assessment of the consequences of this exposure to inform appropriate mitigations.

Read the letter here.

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