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USPA Dispatches Miami Security Guard Services to Combat Election Day Intimidation



USPA Dispatches Miami Security Guard Services to Combat Election Day Intimidation

Hundreds of Miami security officers from USPA Nationwide Security have been deployed to Dade and Broward Counties in order to prevent voter harassment and cybercrime.

Protecting democracy by ensuring the safety of Miami voters (providing security guards for Miami voters)

Voter harassment is used in order to discourage voters from participating in the political process. Attempts at preventing people from voting have been made with violence, threats, and stalking of the vigilante type in some areas. Voter intimidation can be combated by reporting suspected instances as soon as they are discovered. The location and date of the incident must be included in the report. Numerous organizations operate hotlines for voter protection. An example would be the Election Protection Hotline operated by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

The amount of funds allocated for election security under HAVA is expected to increase to $75 million by 2020. The funding provided by this program has enabled many states to improve the security of their election processes. Officials must overcome a number of obstacles in order to resolve this issue. State election officials are not taking the threat seriously, and local law enforcement departments are unwilling to assist. A number of state attorneys general have also pledged to prosecute individuals who threaten elections.

Albena Biaci of USPA’s Customer Support Team states that USPA previously provided armed security guards at Miami locations. There was a feeling of threat among voters due to onlookers who followed voters, threatened violence, and streamed live from voting booths. It is unlawful to harass voters in accordance with the law. In the event that you observe someone engaging in this type of behavior, you should contact the district attorney or your local elections department.

Databases that contain voter registration information are attacked by cybercriminals

Brian Fitzgibbons, Vice President at USPA Nationwide Security, explains that the security of voter registration databases is essential to a successful election system. While no technology is completely secure, some state networks may have vulnerabilities despite the fact that there is no such thing as completely secure technology. Hackers compromised the voter databases for the 2020 election. The importance of capable cybersecurity services can be attributed to this reason.

An individual who gains access to a voter registration system can cause chaos in two ways. Due to their interference with voter data, poll workers may have difficulty checking in voters at polling stations. Hackers have the ability to use voter data not only to steal information about voters, but also to harass them.

As a backup source of information, paper copies of voter rolls are distributed to local officials in many states. Whenever an electronic database becomes unavailable or malfunctions, this procedure should be followed.

The USPA provides a brief overview of national security

In Miami and throughout the United States, USPA provides security guards in Dade County and Miami fire watch guards. An armed close protection team (bodyguards) has provided guard services throughout the Caribbean since 2005.