Election Security: Issues in the 2018 Midterm Election

Source: Catherine A. Theohary, Eric A. Fischer, Crongressional Research Service, CRS Insight, IN10955, August 16, 2018

In the wake of assessments about foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election, concerns have been mounting about the security of the 2018 midterm elections. Security efforts are complicated by the complex, multidimensional election life cycle, with each dimension involving a broad array of components. The main dimensions can be thought of as election administration, campaign activities, and media coverage….