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The Cybersecurity 202: Election security is going to be the hot new Democratic campaign issue in 2020

February 21, 2019 / Joseph Marks

Russian hacking upended Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. And it's already impacting the way 2020 Democrats are campaigning this time around. Election security is already emerging as a key talking point on the campaign trail as Democrats offer up policies to secure votes from potential tampering and tout their own cybersecurity records -- a sign they think this could be a strong wedge issue against President Trump. Once-wonky security proposals are now applause lines with voters. Take Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif..), who made a shift to paper ballots a key talking point at a breakfast this week in New Hampshire: "Going back to the future, the best and smartest way to conduct voting: paper ballots. Because Russia can’t hack a piece of paper.” The crowd erupted in approval. And Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) made the case for upgrading voting machines at a town hall in New Hampshire this week: Cyber "is the next arena for warfare. We're already seeing it rig...