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Homeland Security Evaluating Maryland’s Election System

August 23rd, 2018 by WCBC Radio

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security team is in Maryland this week to evaluate the state's election systems, after officials learned last month about a transaction between a venture fund with Russian ties and a company involved in the state's election infrastructure. Linda Lamone, Maryland's elections administrator, said this week that the Hunt and Incident Response Team is evaluating whether there are issues concerning ByteGrid, a U.S. company that hosts Maryland elections systems. ByteGrid was acquired in 2011 by AltPoint Capital, whose largest investor is a Russian oligarch. Maryland U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen…

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