Democratic National Committee officials have rejected proposals from Iowa and Nevada to hold virtual caucuses in 2020, citing cybersecurity concerns.

“We concur with the advice of the DNC’s security experts that there is no tele-caucus system available that meets our standard of security and reliability given the scale needed for the Iowa and Nevada caucuses and the current cyber-security climate,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez and co-chairs said in a statement.

Both Iowa and Nevada  via phone, in response to criticism that the current caucus system, which requires in-person voting and can be an hourslong process, is inaccessible to many residents in both states.

The DNC has said each state must devise plans to make their caucuses more accessible, and

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