As the Democratic primary season kicks off with Monday’s Iowa caucus, Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden is ramping up his Twitter campaign to get election security legislation considered in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-Kentucky) has systematically blocked such legislation from even being discussed on the Senate floor, earning him the moniker “Moscow Mitch” to amplify the fact that Russia targeted election systems in all 50 states during the 2016 election.
Each time Wyden tweets about the topic, he cites the number of days until the presidential election, and the numbers are rapidly getting smaller. In today’s tweet, it’s 275. On January 20, it was 288, the previous tweet stated.
We are 274 days away from the 2020 election and Mitch McConnell has yet to take any concrete steps to protect our federal elections from hacking or foreign interference. https://t.co/oAZf3yfEbJ
— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) February 3, 2020
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