[USA] did Russia hack Florida voting systems?

Subject: [USA] did Russia hack Florida voting systems?
From: newsbeanie@dictatorshandbook.net (NewsBeanie)
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Date: Aug 19 2018 00:55:40
Title: Did Russians Really Penetrate Florida's Election Systems? Maybe
Author: help@slashdot.org
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:10:00 -0400
Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/suKXGHf3j08/did-russians-really-penetrate-floridas-election-systems-maybe

Anonymous readers share a report: Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, has
reaped the political whirlwind in the 10 days since he proclaimed that Russian
hackers had "penetrated" some of his state's county voting systems. The
governor of Florida, Rick Scott, a Republican who is running against Nelson for
his U.S. Senate seat this fall, has blasted his claim as irresponsible. The top
Florida elections official, also a Republican, said he had seen no indication
it's true. And The Washington Post weighed in Friday with a 2,717-word fact
check that all but accused Nelson -- without evidence -- of making it up.
However, three people familiar with the intelligence tell NBC News that there
is a classified basis for Nelson's assertion, which he made at a public event
after being given information from the leaders of the Senate Intelligence
Committee. The extent and seriousness of the threat remains unclear, shrouded
for reasons of national security. [...] Through a spokesman, Nelson declined to
comment. At a, Aug. 7 campaign event in Florida's capital, Nelson said
Intelligence Committee leaders asked that he "let supervisors of elections in
Florida know that Russians are inside our records." He added that Russian
hackers "have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now
have free rein to move about." "Either Bill Nelson knows of crucial information
the federal government is withholding from Florida election officials, or he is
simply making things up," said Scott, who is seeking to take Nelson's Senate
seat, which the senator has held since 2001. But Scott, who as governor has a
security clearance, has not actually disputed Nelson's assertion. His spokesman
said the governor had not personally called anyone at the Department of
Homeland Security to seek a classified briefing to get to the bottom of the

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