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Gov. Rick Scott Seeks $19 Million to Protect Florida’s 2018 Elections

Scott's announcement was met with applause from elections officials in the state of Florida.

By NTK Staff | 05.24.2018 @11:57am
Gov. Rick Scott Seeks $19 Million to Protect Florida’s 2018 Elections

Florida Governor and 2018 Senate candidate Rick Scott (R-FL) is seeking $19.2 million in federal funding to help counties protect against possible cyber-security attacks upon Florida’s election system ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

The Tampa Bay Times reported:

“Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday directed the state’s chief elections official to seek $19.2 million in federal money to help counties protect against possible cyber-security attacks in the 2018 election.”

“The integrity of our elections is paramount, and we’ll keep fighting to ensure that every Floridian continues to have confidence in our elections process,” Scott said in a statement. “By directing DOS (the Department of State) to draw down more federal funding, we are providing the resources our local elections officials need to keep our elections secure.”

Scott’s announcement was met with applause from elections officials in the state of Florida.

“This is very good. Very good news,” Mark Earley, a supervisor of elections in Tallahassee’s Leon County told the Times.

The Supervisor of Elections in Clay County, Chris Chambless, also praised Scott’s announcement.

“I appreciate the governor’s focus, and I welcome any attempt to provide funding,” Chambless told the Times.

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