NATIONAL (WCIA) — As Election Day approaches, both parties are finding ways to protect the polls from hackers.
In Washington, D.C., a bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee called the Deter Act (Defending Elections Against Trolls from Enemy Regimes). If it passes, foreigners who interfere with voting rights or campaign finance would be banned from the country.
Democratic Senator Dick Durbin and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham are co-sponsoring the bill. It’s in response to 13 Russians being charged with election interference.
In February, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation determined they lied about traveling hee for personal reasons.
Durbin also says he won’t call for further investigation into the past of current Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Three weeks ago, the Senate Judiciary Committee interviewed Kavanaugh about sexual assault allegation against him. During the hearing, Durbin asked Kavanaugh tough questions about whether he felt the FBI should investigate those accusations.
After the FBI took a few days to do so, Durbin blasted the investigation saying it wasn’t thorough enough. Since then, some Democrats have called for another FBI probe.
Instead, Durbin prefers Congress focus efforts on other issues including election security.