Florida’s Election Hacking Gets Stranger by the Minute
Because of the statements made over the past few weeks by Florida Senator Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio, the Senate Intelligence Committee had requested they send a letter to the Secretary of State of Florida. The letter was to encourage working with the Department of Homeland security per committee member Mark Warner.
There have been contradictions on both sides and all parties involved in reference to Senator Nelson’s claim of Russia meddling and succeeding in hacking systems for multiple Florida counties.
Rubio has hinted in the past acknowledging Senator Nelson’s statements, but recently said “Well, he’s engaged in a campaign so these things come up in campaigns. I really don’t want to politicize this issue. I don’t want to create the impression that there’s no problem, because that’s not accurate.” Rubio went on to say that “there is always an ongoing threat, not just for Florida, but for every state in this country.”
Rubio’s statement at best is double-talk and doesn’t shed any light on the situation.
No straight answers, that for sure. If it is happening, my guess is they want to avoid public panic. Instead, the correct thing to do is educate the public on these issues in case one believes they are a victim of identity theft and hacking as it pertains to the elections.
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