WEB Notes: It was the Russians I tell ya! This is a story that just does not seem to go away. Look, it is an electronic system folks. Figure it out already! I also want to point out a “news alert”. The US voting system has been hacked before, over and over again. I know people have a short memory, but come on folks. You recall during the Obama years, voter machines magically changed their vote. We had all sorts of (manufactured) problems. What you should understand is it is fixed.
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.”