Post Archive by Month: September,2019

Experts tell Capitol Hill staff of ongoing threats to U.S elections and how to address them as part of our “Don’t Mess With US” project

Election security experts were optimistic of Capitol Hill’s efforts to prevent foreign interference and harden U.S. election infrastructure ahead of November 2020 but called for more action at a staff briefing today. The panel was hosted and moderated by Issue One CEO Nick Penniman as part of our “Don’t Mess With US” project.  “Election security is the greatest crisis facing our

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Issue One launches “FEC M.I.A.” to spotlight nation’s broken election watchdog

Today, Issue One launched FEC M.I.A. to hold the president and Senate accountable for allowing the nation’s election watchdog to effectively shutter, and call on all six seats on the FEC to be filled by new commissioners. “The Federal Election Commission was already broken, but now it is in shambles and can’t even perform the most basic law-enforcement functions as

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Arizona Senator Martha McSally (R) supports key election security legislation endorsed by Issue One’s “Don’t Mess With US” project

This week, Arizona Republican Senator Martha McSally co-sponsored the DETER Act (S. 1060), one of the bills in the suite of legislative proposals Issue One’s “Don’t Mess With US” project highlights as necessary to stop foreign attacks on our political system.  In July, Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) — lead sponsors of the DETER Act —

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Reps. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) co-sponsor the Honest Ads Act

This week, Reps. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) joined in co-sponsoring the Honest Ads Act, the best first step to secure our elections by preventing paid, foreign disinformation campaigns on the largest online platforms.  This brings the total number of sponsors in the House and Senate to 39 — 19 Republicans and 20 Democrats.  “The Honest Ads Act

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Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) supports increased election security funding

Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following statement:  This morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walked back his staunch opposition to further securing our elections and said he is now willing to support additional grant money to the states.  This move follows pressure from a growing number of groups from across the political spectrum that have been

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Issue One: Support for election security is growing across political spectrum

Today, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon, retired Lieutenant Colonel and President of the London Center for Policy Research Tony Shaffer, and Vice President for Programs at National Election Defense Coalition Susan Greenhalgh called on Congress to strengthen our national security and provide support to states to protect our elections ahead of 2020.  The press

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New documents affirm Issue One reports about the price of power in Congress

Recently leaked internal Democratic Party documents confirm a disturbing trend that Issue One has been calling attention to for years: Both the Democratic and Republican parties lean on members of Congress to raise astronomical amounts of money and expect House members serving on influential committees to pay for their positions. Both parties appear to follow the mantra that the more

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Election security at risk: 5 loopholes that allow foreign interference in our elections

Issue One’s latest report, “5 Loopholes That Allow Foreign Interference in Our Elections,” reveals how our broken political system allows China, Iran, Russia, and other foreign adversaries to interfere in U.S. elections.  From hacking our election systems to spreading disinformation campaigns online to using unregistered lobbyists, foreign actors are using more subversive tactics to attack our elections than ever before. “The

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Outside money plays major role in hotly contested North Carolina special election: Here are 7 numbers to know about the money in the NC-09 race

According to a new Issue One analysis of campaign finance data, roughly $20 million has poured into the special election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, which voters will decide on Tuesday. Outside groups — including super PACs and dark money groups — have been major players in the race, spending nearly as much money in the race as the

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