Sen. Warner: Russian Hacking of U.S. Election Systems "Much Broader" than in Intercept Report


From USA Today:

WASHINGTON — The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee told USA TODAY on Tuesday that Russian attacks on election systems were broader and targeted more states than those detailed in an explosive intelligence report leaked to the website The Intercept.

“I don’t believe they got into changing actual voting outcomes,” Virginia Sen. Mark Warner said in an interview. “But the extent of the attacks is much broader than has been reported so far.” He said he was pushing intelligence agencies to declassify the names of those states hit to help put electoral systems on notice before the midterm voting in 2018.

“None of these actions from the Russians stopped on Election Day,” he warned.

The National Security Agency report said Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. supplier of voting software and sent deceptive emails to more than 100 local election officials in the days leading up to the election last November — a sign that Moscow’s hacking may have penetrated further into voting systems than previously known.…

Good lord — this is getting more and more diabolical. Not sure if my stomach can take it. Hats off to Sen. Mark Warner for keeping the public in the loop.

Even if actual voting outcomes were not tampered with, it sure as heck now looks like the Russians tried to mess with outcomes. And that alone should be a national emergency of historic proportions.

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