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NBC Tries to Reignite the Lie that Russians Hacked the Election

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

Russians hacked the “voter system” but did not succeed in doing anything to it except create a national emergency for Leftists.

Last year, the Russians hacked the election by giving emails to Wikileaks. Then, they hacked the election by purchasing less than $200-thousand worth of Facebook ads—some after the election! Now, out of the blue, NBC attempts to revive that panic with a claim that the Russians “penetrated” the election system. What does that even mean?

It means the media is desperate to distract people from whom their real enemies are!

NBC News reports, “Russians penetrated U.S. voter systems, says top U.S. official.”

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.

[…]

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.”

Jeh Johnson, who was DHS secretary during the Russian intrusions, said, “2016 was a wake-up call and now it’s incumbent upon states and the Feds to do something about it before our democracy is attacked again.”

[…]

There is no evidence that any of the registration rolls were altered in any fashion, according to U.S. officials.

Read the full NBC story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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