Securing America’s elections

Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing
Former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference Wednesday.
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During his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, former special counsel Robert Mueller said Russia is laying the groundwork to interfere in the 2020 elections “even as we sit here.”

But election security bills face an uphill battle in Congress. Several times last week, GOP senators blocked bills aimed to strengthen election security, insisting that Congress has already responded to the threat.

How vulnerable are we to foreign countries meddling in our elections? Did we learn anything from 2016? And what’s at stake if outside interference continues? Two security experts joined MPR News’ Chris Farrell to talk about how to protect the infrastructure of American democracy.


  • Larry Norden, the director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Election Reform Program

  • Alex Finley, a former CIA officer

To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.

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