SC elections were not targeted by Russian hackers

SC elections were not targeted by Russian hackers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday informed state Secretary of State Kim Wyman of the attempt, according to a news release by Wyman's office.

The secretary of state's office also says it uses a paper-based system that lets officials examine a voter's intent and can hand-count a race if necessary.

Homeland Security officials tell The Associated Press that hackers believed to be Russian agents targeted the voter registration systems in September.

Haas says he is seeking more information from Homeland Security. "This was a scan and many computer systems are regularly scanned".

Wisconsin Elections Commission Chairman Mark Thomsen directed staff to investigate why state election officials were not notified sooner.

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And now Graham can't even get his own state's governor, a member of his own Republican party, to go along. Graham and Cassidy say that Pence has been telephoning Republican senators and governors.

The disclosures to states come as a special counsel probes whether there was any coordination during the 2016 campaign between Russian Federation and associates of President Donald Trump.

Wisconsin Elections Commission assistant administrator Meagan McCord Wolfe says the state is creating the security planning team to prepare for 2018 and in response to the ongoing national conversation about election security.

A Bloomberg News story in June reported that during the 2016 elections, hackers hit voting systems or databases in 39 states.

The challenges are particularly acute in Wisconsin, Haas said earlier Friday, where elections are not centrally run but instead handled locally by 1,853 municipal clerks. Walker is expected to seek a third term and Democratic U.S. Sen.

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