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Inslee statement on voter security and election integrity following threats

October 23, 2020

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Gov. Jay Inslee made the following statement today in response to alleged attempts by foreign intelligence agencies to harass and confuse American voters.

"Efforts by nefarious actors to meddle in our elections are unfortunately not new in this country. Fortunately, Washington state has a strong system in place to secure voters' information.

"The Secretary of State's Office has informed me that there is no indication voters' information has been compromised. If you receive a threatening communication, report it to your county or state elections officers, but rest assured your right to vote and your right to privacy are both protected in our state's elections systems. You can even go online to track the status of your ballot after you mail it or place it in a drop box.

"Our democracy is resilient. The best way for Washingtonians to respond is to vote and make their voices heard.

"We will remain vigilant for any credible threats to voters in the future, but remain confident as ever in the integrity of our elections system and the safety of voters in exercising their rights."

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