Gov. DeSantis Directs Secretary of State to Evaluate Election Systems in Florida

Jordan Kirkland - @JKirklandFL     5/22/19

On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis directed Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee to initiate a review of elections systems security and cyber security throughout the state. In light of recent information that two Florida counties experienced breaches into their elections networks in 2016, the Governor wants to ensure Florida’s election infrastructure at the state and local level is protected.

“Public faith in our elections is the bedrock of our democracy and we must do everything within our power to preserve the integrity of our elections systems,” said DeSantis. “While the breaches did not compromise the outcome of the 2016 election, nonetheless, they highlight the importance of protecting the security of our elections system. Therefore, I am directing the Secretary of State to immediately initiate a review of the security and cybersecurity of Florida’s elections systems.”

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