According to a report released by the U.S. Committee on House Administration-Democratic Office in July, Texas is one of 18 states most vulnerable to election interference. However, according to the office of Secretary of State Rolando Pablos, there is no evidence Texas voting systems were compromised prior to the 2016 election or in any following elections.

Pablos’ office received $23.25 million in grant funding from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to improve the state’s election system infrastructure earlier this year. In July, Pablos sent the commission a letter detailing how his office plans to use the funding over the next three years.

Of the total funding, $475,000 will be used to purchase new voting equipment; $475,000 will be used to improve voter registration systems; $4.75 million will be used to fund election auditing; $11.4 million will be used to enhance cyber security; and $6.15 million will fund other election applications, such as candidate filing and election canvassing improvements.