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Thu Jan 11, 2018, 04:03 AM

Democrat Rep. Kathleen Clyde to introduce legislation to beef up elections cybersecurity

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- State Rep. Kathleen Clyde, a Democratic candidate for Ohio secretary of state, said Wednesday she's preparing to introduce a pair of bills designed to safeguard the state's elections against cyber attacks.

Clyde spoke about the bills at the Ohio Association of Elections Officials annual conference in Columbus. She was motivated to draft the legislation after it was reported that Russia attempted to interfere in the presidential election in 2016.

"Many believe that this problem will only continue and we need to make sure that we are preparing for any attempts to hack our voting systems," Clyde said in a phone interview prior to the conference.

Unless Clyde is able to get Republican sponsors, her bill is unlikely to get through the GOP-dominated Ohio state legislature.

Read more: http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2018/01/democrat_rep_kathleen_clyde_to.html

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