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March 15, 2021 130 min

This is a reading of the first volume from the five-volume Report of the Select Committee on Intelligence United States Senate on Russian Active Measures Campaigns and Interference in the 2016 U.S. Election. This document focuses specifically on Russian efforts to attack our election infrastructure. It explains security concerns with various U.S. voting machines, the ability for DHS to provide support to the states, and scenarios for potential disruption to our elections.

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I. INTRODUCTION (2:28)

II. FINDINGS (3:13)

III. THE ARC OF RUSSIAN ACTIVITIES (7:52)

IV. ELEMENTS OF RUSSIAN ACTIVITIES (14:17)

A. Targeting Activity (14:21)

B. Russian Access to Election Infrastructure (31:26)

1. Russian Access to Election Infrastructure: Illinois (32:16)

2. Russian Access to Election Infrastructure: State 2 (35:46)

C. Russian Efforts to Research U.S. Voting Systems, Processes, and Other Elements of Voting Infrastructure (40:32)

D. Russian Activity Directed at Voting Machine Companies (40:50)

E. Russian Efforts to Observe Polling Places (41:23)

F. [Redacted] (42:13)

G. Russian Activity Possibly Related to a Misinformation Campaign on Voter [Redacted] (42:19)

H. Two Unexplained Events (43:10)

1. Cyber Activity in State 22 (43:13)

2. Cyber Activity in State 4 (43:20)

V. RUSSIAN INTENTIONS (45:54)

Chaos on Election Day: Three Scenarios (49:25)

VI. NO EVIDENCE OF CHANGED VOTES OR MANIPULATED VOTE TALLIES (50:54)

VII. SECURITY OF VOTING MACHINES (56:23)

Direct-Recording Electronic (DRE) Voting Machine Vulnerabilities (1:00:45)

Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (1:06:32)

VIII. THE ROLE OF DHS AND INTERACTIONS WITH THE STATES (1:09:37)

A. DHS's Evolution (1:10:17)

Critical Infrastructure Designation (1:15:21)

B. The View From the States (1:18:17)

C. Taking Advantage of DHS Resources (1:25:53)

IX. RECOMMENDATIONS (1:30:30)

MINORITY VIEWS OF SENATOR WYDEN (1:48:19)

ADDITIONAL VIEWS OF SENATORS HARRIS, BENNET, AND HEINRICH (2:02:54)

 

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Music by Lee Rosevere

 

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