Trump signed legislation making election hacking a federal crime

The HillPresident Trump has signed legislation making it a federal crime to attempt to hack federal voting systems.

The Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act was unanimously approved by the House last month, over a year after the Senate also unanimously passed the legislation. Trump signed the legislation on Tuesday, just two weeks before the election.

The new law empowers the Department of Justice (DOJ) to pursue charges against anyone who attempts to hack a voting system under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, commonly used by the agency to pursue charges against malicious hackers.

This one adds several points of credibility to claims that the voting systems were electronically hacked using Hammer and Scorecard, and that Trump knew it was coming and let it happen as a sting operation. I remain skeptical about such claims, but due to their nature we will simply need to wait and see.

This entry was published Tue Nov 17 14:39:59 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-11-17 14:39:59.0. [Tweet]

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