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California creates election cybersecurity office


August 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday creating an office of elections cybersecurity to combat cyber threats and false information online.

It was one of more than a dozen bills Brown signed while lawmakers debated hundreds as they run up against a Friday deadline to finish their business for the year. At the top of the Assembly's agenda was a proposal to expand California's reliance on renewable energy.

The creation of the cybersecurity office comes as federal and state officials work to beef up election security in the wake of Russian meddling in...

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