Liberals Come Unglued Over New Report Claiming Russian Hackers Targeted 21 States’ Voting Systems – There Was No Breach

There’s Russians everywhere!

AP is reporting that the Department of Homeland Security told election officials of 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year.

AP, contacted every state election office on Friday. While not all of them responded immediately those that said they were targeted were Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

The government didn’t say who was behind the hacks or what the hackers were looking for, however; the election officials said ‘they believe the attempts could be linked to Russia’.

Whatever that means.

Here’s why this is more Russian fake news hysteria by the left in order to keep the Russian collusion hoax alive.

The vote tallying software wasn’t breached.

According to AP, Federal officials said that in most of the 21 states, the targeting was preparatory activity such as scanning computer systems. The targets included voter registration systems but not vote tallying software. Officials said there were some attempts to compromise networks but most were unsuccessful.

Colorado election officials said the ‘hacking attempt’ wasn’t even an attack or a breach.

“It’s really reconnaissance by a bad guy to try and figure out how we would break into your computer,” said Trevor Timmons, a spokesman for the Colorado secretary of state’s office. “It’s not an attack. I wouldn’t call it a probe. It’s not a breach, it’s not a penetration.”

Furthermore, foreign countries trying to hack into our computer systems is nothing new. This report doesn’t even say whether other countries such as China attempted to hack because that would cloud the ‘Russians under every bed’ narrative.

Obama’s DHS also tried to hack into Indiana’s and Georgia’s electoral systems.

From The Daily Caller:

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, the incoming president of the association, told TheDCNF Tuesday that, “we know that between November 1 and December 16 we were scanned with about 14,800 scans, nearly 15,000 different times.”

The state’s IT team traced the intruder to a DHS computer’s IP address. The same DHS unit attempted 10 times in 2016 to hack into the Georgia electoral system.

Federal officials are barred under DHS rules from trying to penetrate a state system without the express approval of the state. Neither Georgia nor Indiana approved the DHS scanning attempts.

It is also important to note that the CIA can mimic hackers from anywhere in the world so who knows if this hacking attempt is really from a foreign actor.

As the Gateway Pundit previously reported, Wikileaks unveiled what they dubbed ‘Vault 7’ in early March in their largest CIA document drop yet. One of the documents revealed that under a project named ‘Umbrage’, the CIA maintained a library of Russian cyber-attack techniques ‘stolen’ from malware. The CIA can then mimic Russian hackers by leaving ‘fingerprints’ of Russian style hacking.

The liberals came unglued over this non-story as smoking gun evidence. Also, this ‘hacking attempt’ happened under Obama’s watch, but liberals are just too stupid to know up from down.

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