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Securing the 2020 elections

Baker Institute faculty scholar Dan Wallach's biggest concern is that a nation-state actor like Russia will find a way to tamper with voter registration databases, leading to long lines at the polls that discourage people from voting. "If someone were to damage the voter registration database selectively, like only in neighborhoods that vote one way but not in neighborhoods that vote another way, there could be a partisan outcome from that tampering." Houston Public Media: http://bit.ly/2QXgjQ9