(National Sentinel) Election 2016: There are still people within the Democratic Party and among their supporters who believe the lie that the Trump campaign “colluded” with Russia to “steal the election” from Hillary Clinton.
The former narrative has been disproven time and time again.
The latter narrative has just been disproven — not that it will convince the most ardent Left-wing conspiracy theorists otherwise.
As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the Department of Homeland Security has put to rest any suspicions that Russian hackers changed the outcome of the 2016 Election:
The Department of Homeland Security notified 21 states Friday that Russian hackers attempted unsuccessfully to interfere with their voting systems in the 2016 election.
DHS reported that no votes were changed by Russian hacking, Reuters reports. DHS refused to disclose which state governments it approached, but Wisconsin officials made it known that they were among the group.
Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Michael Haas said that he was informed that “Russian government cyber actors” targeted his state’s voter registration systems.
However, while hackers “scanned internet-connected election infrastructure likely seeking specific vulnerabilities such as access to voter registration databases, but the attempt to exploit vulnerabilities was unsuccessful,” Haas said.
In June, DHS informed Congress that 21 states were targeted by hackers, but that while a few were breached, no votes were changed.
Wisconsin went for Trump. It was the first time since 1984 the state backed a Republican candidate.
Still, election hacking is a serious matter, and it has some states thinking of abandoning electronic voting and returning to paper ballots in the future.
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