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Action on election security stalls in Congress

Updated: July 26, 2019 06:30 AM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is blocking election security bills in Congress, despite former special counsel Robert Mueller's warning that Russian interference is going on right now.

That's according to Democrats, who are being rebuffed in attempts to advance the bills.

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The Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, is pledging to keep putting forward requests to vote on legislation, including a House-passed bill. It would authorize $775 million in grants over the next two years to help states secure their voting systems.

A report released Thursday by the Senate Intelligence Committee says the Russian government directed "extensive activity" against U.S. election systems ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

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