[Ed. – There’s something unlikeably weird about this.]
Republican governor Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday that Russians hackers had gained access to the voting databases of two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 presidential election. The announcement came on the same day the Russian government again denied any interference in the election, calling such accusations “baseless.”
DeSantis, who was briefed on the matter by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security, said the hacks didn’t result in any voter data being manipulated or election results compromised.
The governor further said he was prohibited by the FBI from disclosing the names of the counties hacked, but that election officials in the jurisdictions were informed of the issue. At the times of hacks, the previous Republican governor, now senator Rick Scott, was unaware of the intrusion.