The U.S. Senate rejected a plan Wednesday to dole out $250 million in new money to the states to beef up security for their election systems.
The move comes amid growing fears of Russian meddling in the upcoming mid-term elections.
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Senate Republicans said the money wasn't needed since Congress approved a $380 million cybersecurity package in March.
Arizona received $7.5 million of that, which Secretary of State Michele Reagan says is being put to use.
Reagan said the state doesn't need additional funds for security right now, so the Senate's decision was not a big loss.
"We're very comfortable with our elections systems in Arizona, we've done a number of enhancements since 2016," she said.
Two years ago the state shut down its voter registration system for several days following a cyber attack.
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