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Senate passes bill expanding anti-hacking law to criminalize attacks against voting systems

Jul 19, 2019 - The Washington Times

Senators easily passed a bill Wednesday that would update the government's longstanding anti-hacking law to cover attacks waged against voting machines used in federal elections.

The Senate approved the Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act by unanimous consent, putting pressure on the House to consider a companion bill currently pending on Capitol Hill.

Introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, the bill would amend the U.S. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, o...