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The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
On today's 'BradCast': Some good news -- the Manhattan District Attorney is seeking 8 years of Donald Trump's and the Trump Organization's tax records to examine 'extensive and protracted criminal conduct,' according to new court filings. A 17-year-old teen from Tampa, Florida has been charged with being the mastermind behind a scheme that hacked into the Twitter accounts of high-profile politicians, CEOs, and celebrities, as part of a Bitcoin scam. If a multi-billion dollar social media company like Twitter, with a huge budget for cybersecurity, can't keep its system safe from hackers, what chances do your local county election clerks have in protecting the security of their computer voter registration databases, electronic pollbooks, computerized voting systems and computer tabulators in the crucial November 2020 election? Republicans in Congress have rejected $4 billion in additional security funding requested by election officials across the country, as COVID-19 has vastly expanded the need for safer Vote-by-Mail. MAYA WORMAN, Executive Director of the University of Chicago's Harris Cyber Policy Initiative, joins us to discuss the Election Cyber Surge, a new initiative that connects volunteer cybersecurity and voting systems experts with local elections officials around the country, to help them solve problems and security concerns before the election. Worman explains that the free assistance offered by the Election Cyber Surge initiative is intended to help prevent cyberintrusions, ransomware attacks, and more before they happen, and is an invaluable resource for thousands of local elections jurisdictions that may have limited, if any, I.T. support and a lack of access to experts. Also today: callers weigh in on who they would like to see presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden chose as his Vice-Presidential candidate, and who they fear he will name...