Key U.S. election-security official to be replaced: report
The head of a federal commission that oversees election security is being removed, according to a Reuters report Thursday. It was unclear why the four-year term of U.S. Election Assistance Commission chairman Matthew Masterson, which expired in December, is not being renewed. Masterson has been praised for his cybersecurity expertise and his ongoing efforts to prevent U.S. voting machines from being hacked. While some Democratic lawmakers criticized the move as a partisan play, a spokesperson for House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., who will pick Masterson's replacement, told Reuters the change is routine.