Connecticut given extra $5 million for election security

Posted: Updated:

State officials are praising the federal government's decision to spend $5 million on election security in Connecticut.

The grant is an addition to the $2 million previously given to the state.

The money will be used to improve both municipal security, as well as to protect the state's voter files from hackers.

Federal officials have confirmed that Connecticut was one of the states that Russian hackers were successful in gaining access to in the 2016 election.

 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."