Mitch McConnell has made 2020 open season for hackers aiming to undermine our election system. He made it clear that he will not advance any election-security legislation; election-security bills, many of which have bipartisan support! The E.A.C. has made this easier, by displaying not only intransigence and institutional weaknesses but also a willful disregard of the threats facing our elections. Even if the working groups themselves come to an agreement on crucial election-security measures such as Internet connectivity, wireless modems, barcode voting, and ballot secrecy , the earliest when we can expect to see election machines built to new standards—whatever they turn out to be—is 2024.?