Russia’s cyberattack on U.S. electoral system far more widespread than publicly revealed

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And our so-called president refuses to do anything about it, or even call out the Russians. Instead he pushes for lifting the sanctions on them.


https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-06-13/russian-breach-of-39-states-threatens-future-u-s-elections

"In Illinois, investigators found evidence that cyber intruders tried to delete or alter voter data. The hackers accessed software designed to be used by poll workers on Election Day, and in at least one state accessed a campaign finance database. Details of the wave of attacks, in the summer and fall of 2016, were provided by three people with direct knowledge of the U.S. investigation into the matter. In all, the Russian hackers hit systems in a total of 39 states, one of them said."
 
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If Russian hacking meddled with the results, then we need to have an emergency election.
 

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All you really need to know.
"Details of the wave of attacks, in the summer and fall of 2016"
Hmm. Who exactly was POTUS then?
Perhaps you should actually read the article. The Obama administration did take action, and, as far as we know so far, was successful in preventing large scale manipulation of the system.

This doesn't have anything to do with the moron in chief refusing to acknowledge that these large-scale attacks even happened, much less taking action to punish the perpetrators and make sure future elections are protected. All because of his personal narcissism.
 

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Good thing the former moron in chief issued a strongly worded 'knock it off" to the Russians.
“Last year, as we detected intrusions into websites managed by election officials around the country, the administration worked relentlessly to protect our election infrastructure,” said Eric Schultz, a spokesman for former President Barack Obama. “Given that our election systems are so decentralized, that effort meant working with Democratic and Republican election administrators from all across the country to bolster their cyber defenses.”
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That idea would obsess the Obama White House throughout the summer and fall of 2016, outweighing worries over the DNC hack and private Democratic campaign emails given to Wikileaks and other outlets, according to one of the people familiar with those conversations. The Homeland Security Department dispatched special teams to help states strengthen their cyber defenses, and some states hired private security companies to augment those efforts.
 

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“Last year, as we detected intrusions into websites managed by election officials around the country, the administration worked relentlessly to protect our election infrastructure,” said Eric Schultz, a spokesman for former President Barack Obama. “Given that our election systems are so decentralized, that effort meant working with Democratic and Republican election administrators from all across the country to bolster their cyber defenses.”
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That idea would obsess the Obama White House throughout the summer and fall of 2016, outweighing worries over the DNC hack and private Democratic campaign emails given to Wikileaks and other outlets, according to one of the people familiar with those conversations. The Homeland Security Department dispatched special teams to help states strengthen their cyber defenses, and some states hired private security companies to augment those efforts.
Like I said, former moron in chief.
 
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Hilarious, love it.....USA paranoia :)
I take it with that attitude you are not in charge of securing anything. :rolleyes:

Good thing the former moron in chief issued a strongly worded 'knock it off" to the Russians.
Which is still a stronger effort than the current moron in chief has made. So if you are critical of one, then you should be even more critical of the current.

Yet I don't see that. Now why is that?
 
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I take it with that attitude you are not in charge of securing anything. :rolleyes:



Which is still a stronger effort than the current moron in chief has made. So if you are critical of one, then you should be even more critical of the current.

Yet I don't see that. Now why is that?
Why can't we just go to paper ballots. You can't hack 24 bond card stock.
 
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