Russians penetrated U.S. voter systems, says top U.S. official

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(Worthy News) - The U.S. official in charge of protecting American elections from hacking says the Russians successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several U.S. states prior to the 2016 presidential election.

In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Jeanette Manfra, the head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, said she couldn't talk about classified information publicly, but in 2016, "We saw a targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated."

Jeh Johnson, who was DHS secretary during the Russian intrusions, said, "2016 was a wake-up call and now it's incumbent upon states and the Feds to do something about it before our democracy is attacked again." [ Source: NBC News (Read More...) ]

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3 thoughts on “Russians penetrated U.S. voter systems, says top U.S. official”

  1. They don't need to alter registration rolls.

    No Registered Voter can vote twice. If someone else uses your vote, it's secret and you can't then go and vote for yourself. Using Registration rolls, anyone can do a mail in vote.

    Perhaps more importantly, they are biding their time and watching the death notices to then use their votes next time. It's been done before which is why the Progressive Party once existed before, to combat corruption. It just wasn't corruption from without back then.

    Also, voter registration rolls tell the viewer what party that person registers as. A lot of political info can be gleaned from voter registration rolls. Such as proof that Putin has been lying out both of his two faces and their snake lips.

    Perhaps they wanted Trump in as bad as the GOP and Conservatives did, he wasn't Obama, and mayhap they thought he could be turned.

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