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LA election officials reject offer of cybersecurity help

LA election officials reject offer of cybersecurity help

Concerns about attempted cyberattacks on election infrastructure have increased this election cycle. (Source: FOX 8 photo) Concerns about attempted cyberattacks on election infrastructure have increased this election cycle. (Source: FOX 8 photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Election officials in Louisiana and only three other states think it's unnecessary to get extra help from the Department of Homeland Security to protect election systems against cyberthreats.

The department has offered to help states scan systems for vulnerabilities. It has also offered to generate recommendations for improving cybersecurity on election and voter registration systems.

Concerns about attempted cyberattacks on election infrastructure have increased this election cycle.

CNN reports election officials in 46 states have asked the Department of Homeland Security for help.

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