The Department of Homeland Security is preparing advice for election officials to better protect electronic voting machines, online ballots and vote counts from hackers, following the high-profile breach of Democratic National Committee emails, the head of the department said Wednesday.
“We are actively thinking about election cyber security right now,” Jeh Johnson said at a breakfast with reporters in Washington hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
Any effort to guard election computers from being breached is complicated by the fact that there are more than 9,000 different voting jurisdictions in the U.S., and each has its own leadership and way of operating, he said.
Donald Trump told supporters at a Florida town hall that Islamic State should give Hillary Clinton an award as a founder of the group, criticizing her tenure as secretary of State for creating the conditions that have allowed the terrorist group to thrive.
Trump goes on a riff about ISIS mentions Orlando, San Bernardino and the WTC
Donald Trump told supporters at a rally in Florida that his presidential campaign has "never been so united." The Republican presidential nominee's declaration comes after reports surfaced that campaign chairman Paul Manafort has lost control of Trump and that the campaign is in turmoil.
TRUMP: "The campaign is doing really well. It’s never been so well united. Right now it’s the best in terms of being united since we began."
The Trump Taj Mahal casino will shut down after Labor Day, the victim of the longest strike in Atlantic City's 38-year casino era.
The closure of the casino opened by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump but now owned by his friend and fellow billionaire Carl Icahn will cost about 3,000 workers their jobs, and reduce the number of casinos in Atlantic City to seven.
Those job losses will be in addition to 8,000 workers who lost their jobs when four Atlantic City casinos closed in 2014.
Donald Trump's campaign is in fine shape, its chairman told Fox News on Wednesday, dismissing reports of discord and labeling them Hillary Clinton-created narratives.
"The candidate is in control of his campaign," Paul Manafort said. "We are organized, we are moving forward, and the Clinton machine may not like it, but we're prepared for the fight."
Manafort's assurances came as Trump navigates a rough patch in which he has been condemned for his criticism of the parents of a fallen soldier, pushed to explain his comments on Vladimir Putin and his involvement in Ukraine and sought to distance himself from fellow Republicans.