DHS rejected plan to protect local election officials from harassment: report

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By Matthew Chapman On Tuesday, CNN reported that the Department of Homeland Security rejected a multimillion-dollar proposal over the summer that would have committed resources to protect local election officials from harassment. “The plan’s rejection comes as some DHS and cyber officials have expressed concern about their work to stem disinformation being cast as ‘partisan,’ according to multiple people familiar with DHS policy discussions,” said the report. “Last month, DHS shut down its high-profile Disinformation Governance Board after Republicans criticized the expert chosen to lead the b…

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