Federal Elections Standards for a Malicious Cyberspace

“The right to vote should be considered sacred in our democracy.” Charles B. Rangel

Introduction

The right to vote is the most defining and important part of a functional democracy. Public faith in voting systems is absolutely crucial to a successful democracy so that citizens have a high degree of confidence that their elected leaders receive affirmative votes in a fair manner by a majority of the respective electorate, ensuring accurate representation in government. There are a plethora of Federal laws, State laws and five separate amendments to the Constitution of the United States that protect citizens’ right to vote indiscriminate of race, sex, income and age. The 2016 Presidential election brought to light a new kind of threat to our democracy- malicious cyberattacks from an adversarial foreign government. Continue reading “Federal Elections Standards for a Malicious Cyberspace”