Norma’s Corner

June 2019


In another age, exposure of foreign interference in a U.S. election would have brought Republicans and Democrats together to develop a strong response. This President has not only not acknowledged Russian involvement, he is investigating and endangering our intelligence services for investigating Russian involvement in the 2016 election. In 2018, the White House eliminated the position of cybersecurity coordinator on the National Security Council.  So far there's been little action in Congress to secure the 2020 election. The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed two bills addressing election security but Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to bring them up for a vote, nor has he allowed consideration of HR 1, For The People Act of 2019, the Democrats' major anti-corruption bill that includes addressing issues of election security, voting rights, money in politics, etc.