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GOP Election Chief Who Rejected Trump’s Fraud Claims Gets DHS Job

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Kim Wyman

Kim Wyman

Photographer: Ted S. Warren/AP Photo

Washington (AP) -- A Republican secretary of state who challenged former President Donald Trump's false claims of election fraud in 2020 will lead the Biden administration's effort to protect future elections.

Kim Wyman, 59, has led elections in Washington state for years, and she was reelected to a third term in November — the lone statewide-elected Republican on the West Coast. She will serve as the election security lead for the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the agency responsible for safeguarding U.S. elections, the agency announced Tuesday.