Sens. Amy Klobuchar, Dan Sullivan Present Bill for International Electoral Information Sharing

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Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Dan Sullivan, R-Ark., reintroduced a bill to open the country’s election practice information to foreign allies. The Global Electoral Exchange Act would direct the Department of State to exchange election administration information with allies, Klobuchar’s office said Tuesday.

The information sharing effort hopes to help the U.S. and allies address a number of election-related issues including audit and voter database security. The Department of State would also receive authority to task election-specializing organizations to coordinate information exchanges with their foreign equivalents. Organizations would perform these tasks under grant agreements with the department. The bill would also allow foreign representatives to participate in administrative activities during election.

“This bipartisan legislation will allow the State Department to work with our allies abroad to share information, discuss best practices and combat the growing threat of election interference around the world,” Klobuchar said.

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