Two recent reports filed by @DrewGriffinCNN @CNN highlight past and future efforts to intimidate election officials & overturn legitimate election results. Here's more...
Here, @DrewGriffinCNN reports on calls made by former president Trump intended to pressure state & federal officials to overturn the 2020 election: cnn.com/videos/politic…
These threats and activities were part of a sustained and serious effort to destroy confidence in the 2020 election outcome, intimidate government officials overseeing election administration, and undermine US democracy...
In this report, @DrewGriffinCNN explains how election officials have been subject to continuous threats to their physical safety & lives: cnn.com/videos/politic…
Last Sunday, @beckerdavidj & I joined @PamelaBrownCNN to discuss how state laws being passed around the country are laying the groundwork to overturn future election results:
Here’s @beckerdavidj on a group he’s created to provide legal assistance to election officials under threat:

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10 Aug
Important flag here by @rgoodlaw @justinhendrix on failure to to designate 1/6 a protected event, which would have provided much greater security & federal support justsecurity.org/77709/gao-faul…
I discussed the failure to designate 1/6 an NSSE as part of a June @CNASdc discussion w/ Reps Slotkin and Meijer towards the end of this conversation:
I also discussed the failure to designate 1/6 an NSSE in my testimony to the House Homeland Security Committee in July: homeland.house.gov/imo/media/doc/…
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30 Jul
Along w/⁦@GalganoKatie,⁩ I took a hard look at DHS Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Then we read the tea leaves on what types of reforms might be feasible. Here’s our review & recommendations for a better HSI, via ⁦@CNASdccnas.org/publications/r…
This is the latest in a series on DHS components, with an eye toward reform. Here’s @cjbeckner with proposals for Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) cnas.org/publications/r…
Both reports are part of our comprehensive project on reforming DHS, focusing on oversight & accountability: cnas.org/research/congr…
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16 Jul
So grateful for the opportunity to share @CNASdc research & insights on reform that can pave the way for a *better* DHS in yesterday's hearing w/ @HomelandDems @HomelandGOP cnas.org/publications/c…
The DHS Reform Act of 2021, sponsored by Chairman @BennieGThompson includes many recommendations for reform that will place the department on better footing from a mission, operational, oversight and accountability perspective: homeland.house.gov/imo/media/doc/…
Here are the links to the written statements from me, @NatSecMulligan @TomWarrickAC & @AuburnCyber 's Frank Cilluffo: homeland.house.gov/activities/hea…
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14 Jul
Tomorrow the House Homeland Security Committee @HomelandDems @HomelandGOP will hold a hearing on Securing the Homeland: Reforming DHS to Meet Today's Threats. 7/15 Noon ET: homeland.house.gov/activities/hea…
I'm very much looking forward to joining my friends & colleagues @NatSecMulligan of @amprog @TomWarrickAC of @AtlanticCouncil & Frank Cilluffo of @AuburnCyber in the virtual hot seat homeland.house.gov/activities/hea…
The hearing on DHS reform will provide an opportunity to dive into the recommendations provided across institutions that have led research projects focused on DHS reform and have all been informed by bipartisan expert insights and working groups...
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18 Jun
What a delight to check in with this morning's @nytimes daily briefing, and there's a featured photograph by @i_p_a_1 nytimes.com/2021/06/18/bri…
...also, I think I've been to that water park, one sweltering El Paso in August....
...and if you'd like to see more of @i_p_a_1 's work, he has been our featured photographer for earlier reports in @CNASdc 's homeland security oversight project: cnas.org/publications/r…
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28 May
As Ed Larson and I wrote recently in @usatodayopinion - The vast majority of Republican voters and officials have embraced denial of the 2020 election result and refused to acknowledge the severity of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol...usatoday.com/story/opinion/…
Larson & I assess that the Republican party will persevere, emboldened by taking pride in belligerence and transformed into a political movement that embraces fraud and deceit as fundamental to its survival and electoral success: usatoday.com/story/opinion/…
We think this moment in our nation’s history is best understood as the third American revolution…where the effective functioning of American elections and democratic institutions hangs in the balance: usatoday.com/story/opinion/…
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