Think Progress: Lawsuit asks why a Republican elections official is downplaying America’s voting security threat

In an article for ThinkProgress, Danielle McLean covers our lawsuit on behalf of the National Election Defense Coalition (NEDC) to uncover communications about election security to and from the National Association of Secretaries of State.

The lawsuit under the Indiana Access to Public Records Act charges the Indiana Secretary of State, Connie Lawson, with unlawfully denying access to public records regarding the reliability and security of voting machines.

McLean notes:

The Trump administration has largely ignored the need for shoring up America’s vulnerable voting systems in order to stop Russia and other hostile countries from meddling in the 2020 elections.

Now, a voting rights group is suing to find out why the Republican leader of a state elections association — who was also a member of Trump’s commission that tried and failed to find cases of voter fraud throughout the country — is downplaying the very real threat.

The coalition was denied a public records request seeking communications between Lawson and an organization she helps lead, the National Association of Secretaries of State. The coalition filed a lawsuit Thursday against Lawson, co-chair of the association’s cybersecurity committee, alleging she violated state law when she denied the records.

“We need to know why NASS and Secretary Lawson have repeated misinformation about voting system security that seems to originate from the voting system vendors,” the coalition’s Policy Director Susan Greenhalgh told the AP.

Click here to read the article by ThinkProgress.

Click here to learn more about our lawsuit, National Election Defense Coalition v. Lawson.

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