Homeland Security confirmed Russians targeted nearly half the U.S. for election hacks


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Add this to your file on "The Russian government tried to destroy the election integrity of the United States last year."

A Department of Homeland Security official confirmed in a Wednesday Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that they have evidence Russian-backed hackers targeted election systems in 21 states.

That public comment from the DHS's acting deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications, Jeanette Manfra, was the first of its kind

DHS official Jeanette Manfra just told the Senate Intel Committee that Russia targeted 21 state election systems in the 2016 electionpic.twitter.com/2f9IhVP3cg

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 21, 2017

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