A year from now, Americans will be heading to the polls in what will undoubtedly be record numbers to vote in the next Presidential election. It is unquestionably the most significant election in our lifetime with the soul of our country and future of the “great American experiment” known as democracy hanging in the balance.
But how secure will our 2020 election be?
Despite one third of the Mueller Report addressing and outline systemic Russian government interference in the 2016 election (including proof of Russians targeting all 50 States) and evidence of continued hacking heading into 2020, little has been done to protect our elections. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has blocked numerous election security bills passed in the House earning him the name Moscow Mitch.
The problem is as basic and as egregious as the voting machines themselves as John Oliver laid out on Last Week Tonight.
In the summer of 2018, after the Cheeto-in Chief had taken yet another tyrannical action (who can remember which one anymore), my righteous indignation got the best of me and I decided to become a poll worker. It was my way, however small, of securing and supporting our elections.
It’s far from a glamourous gig not at 5AM when we get there, not at hour 15 and 16, and definitely not when some crazy ass person is telling you everything wrong with the American political system. #BlessTheirHeart Still, poll workers show up every time, by and large, out of a sense of civic duty.
It was 11 years ago, that we witnessed a turning point in our history.
It was 11 years ago tonight. pic.twitter.com/UYFNktsPE8
— Robert Moffitt (@justplainbob) November 4, 2019
A year from now, we can have another night like that, but we have got to show up starting now. We’ve got to start asking our election boards about election cyber security today and holding them accountable now.
Find your state board of elections HERE
Then we all have to show up to the polls and make sure everyone we know shows up and votes!
If you’re not registered to vote, it only takes two minutes HERE