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The Military Wants to Help Secure Midterm Elections, Says Senator

America’s top uniformed military officer is offering to help secure the nation’s election systems, according to a key lawmaker.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said July 18 via Twitter that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford told him “the Department of Defense can help states in securing their election systems.”

“I don’t want to divulge what they are doing,” Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill the following day. “My point is a whole-of-government approach would include [the Department of Defense] — which is a bit surprising to me.”

Read more at Fifth Domain

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