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House Committee Votes to Terminate Agency that Protects Voting Machines from Hacking


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House Committee Votes to Terminate Agency that Protects Voting Machines from Hacking

Brennan Center for Justice

WASHINGTON - Today, the House Administration Committee, by a 6-3 vote, approved the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Termination Act.

The bill would eliminate the EAC, an independent government agency that sets security standards for voting machines and functions as a clearinghouse for election administration, among other duties.

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law released the following statement from Democracy Program Director Wendy Weiser:

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Hope this bill stays where it's at and goes no further. Combine this with what's happening at the FCC and it definitely feel like a fast glide downhill.