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Senate Intel Committee Urges More Funding, IT Upgrades To Secure 2018 Election

Senators released a list of recommendations Tuesday that included an urgent call to give states more money and information to improve their elections.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C. (right), and Ranking Member Mark Warner, D-Va., have released their committee's recommendations to combat cyberattacks. Source: Nicholas Kamm

Updated at 2:06 p.m. EDT

State elections officials need more funding and better safeguards against cyberattacks in order to prepare to defend the 2018 midterm elections, according to new Senate intelligence committee recommendations on Tuesday.

The findings appeared as primary season is starting to heat up across the United leading up to the 2016 election — is voting on Tuesday.

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