AP Explains Election Security

FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, and Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., right, arrive for a closed-door meeting for senators on election security on Capitol Hill in Washington. While House Democrats are haggling over whether to consider impeachment of President Donald Trump, Senate Democrats are focusing on a different angle of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report — securing future elections from foreign interference.

To the editor — Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is blocking two election security bills, despite the fact they are bipartisan bills sponsored by both Democratic and Republican senators. His reasoning doesn’t make sense. All Americans should want our elections to be safe and fair. That doesn’t seem to be a priority of McConnell.

The strength of our democracy lies in having confidence in the security of our voting system.

BETTY VAN RYDER

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