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electionlineWeekly — April 19, 2018

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 II. Federal-State Updates

In keynote remarks at a cybersecurity conference in San Francisco, Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen warned the Russians and other countries looking to interfere in the U.S. election.

“The United States, as you know, possesses a spectrum of response options both seen and unseen, and we will use them to call out malign behavior, punish it and deter future cyber hostility,” Nielsen said, according to The Hill.

“Our cyber defenses help guard our very democracy and all we hold dear. To those who would try to attack our democracy to affect our elections, to affect the elections of our allies, to undermine our national sovereignty, I have a simple word of warning: Don’t.”