Connecticut given extra $5 million for election security

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

News 12 Staff

Dec 27, 2019, 12:22 PM

Updated 1,569 days ago

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Connecticut given extra $5 million for election security
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.
 


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