To emphasize the need for federal election-security assistance, the vice president shed light on what he described as a “malware attack” within the last two weeks in Finney County, Kansas.
Finney County officials reached out to DHS personnel after the incident “forced them to shut down not just their election network, but the entire county’s network,” Pence said.
“Federal officials worked earnestly, hand-in-hand, with county officials to identify and ultimately eliminate this dangerous intrusion,” he added. “This action was a model of the collaboration that we need to ensure the security of our elections, and we commend the state and local and federal officials who made it happen.”
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