Senator Bill Nelson- I Stand by My Statements- Florida Election Hacking

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) questions former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections on May 8, 2017. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Senator Bill Nelson- I Stand by My Statements- Florida Election Hacking

This post has been updated.

Senator Bill Nelson has stated publicly that the Florida elections are trying to be hacked by Russians. Many have denied that claim, including the Florida Department of State. Senator Nelson was asked for evidence, and at one point he replied that’s classified.

Is Senator Bill Nelson Lying or Not? Is Florida Susceptible to Russian Hackers?

Senator Bill Nelson continues to stand by his original statement that Russian hackers have penetrated into the voting system in certain Florida counties.

Governor Rick Scott has been critical of Senator Nelson and accuses him of fabricating this information since he is up for election.

“Although the Department has already reached out to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and they have not confirmed the claims made by Senator Nelson that “Russians are in Florida’s election records,” we continue to aggressively pursue answers.”- Florida Department of State.

“I’ve said everything I can say,” Senator Nelson says. He has referred to an NBC News story that spoke to three classified sources that confirmed Senator Nelson’s statements.

 “I did exactly what the leadership of the Senate Intelligence Committee — both the Republican chairman and the vice-Chairman — asked Marco Rubio and I to give that warning. And to give it to the supervisors, which we did. I think now that Marco Rubio and I have brought it to everybody’s attention, despite the attempts at politicization of it by Gov. Scott, I think now that it’s out there on the open on what is the potential threat, I think the supervisors will make sure that their systems are secure.” Senator Nelson statement while campaigning in Tampa.

Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri has already confirmed her computer systems were hacked into.

Why are people on opposite sides of the spectrum on election hacking? Simple- public panic.

Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
Twitter- @mcatty_alex

 

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