Saturday, July 27, 2019
2016 Russian Hacking Was Far More Pervasive Than Thought
The Senate Intelligence Committee has released the first volume of its report on Russian interference in the 2016 election -- and it found that it was far worse than had been thought. It wasn't just some states that the Russians hacked -- it was all 50 states. And the voting machines used were vulnerable. They don't think actually vote totals were changed, but the Russians continue to interfere, and they might be able to do that in 2020, because most states are still using the same vulnerable election processes.
And sadly, the Republicans in Congress (especially Majority Leader McConnell) is blocking all attempts to enhance the election security.
Here is how Leigh Ann Caldwell, Heidi Przybyla, and Kyle Stewart reported the committee's findings for NBC News: