Maryland officials OK election-security contract

Maryland’s Board of Public Works has approved a $1.3 million contract to bolster security of the state’s elections data. At its Wednesday meeting, the board — made up of Gov. Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot — heard from Linda Lamone, the administrator of the state Board of Elections. Franchot referenced Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who told members of Congress last month it was clear that the Russians had tried to interfere with U.S. elections, and then added, “They’re doing it as we sit here.” Lamone explained to the board why the contract with VivSoft, a Virginia IT consulting firm, was needed. (WTOP)

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