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Hackers Breached 3 Providers of Election Services Ahead of 2016 Presidential Election Voting [Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons]
Hackers breached at least three providers of critical election services ahead of the 2016 presidential election voting, current and former intelligence officials say. That has drawn very little attention and has sparked no outrage.

The Russian election hacking is more extensive than previously thought. Let that all sink in….Donald Trump is an illegitimate president. We should have had a do-over like Kenya’s Supreme Court election annulment.

New York Times:

After a presidential campaign scarred by Russian meddling, local, state and federal agencies have conducted little of the type of digital forensic investigation required to assess the impact, if any, on voting in at least 21 states whose election systems were targeted by Russian hackers, according to interviews with nearly two dozen national security and state officials and election technology specialists.

The assaults on the vast back-end election apparatus — voter-registration operations, state and local election databases, e-poll books and other equipment — have received far less attention than other aspects of the Russian interference, such as the hacking of Democratic emails and spreading of false or damaging information about Mrs. Clinton. Yet the hacking of electoral systems was more extensive than previously disclosed, The New York Times found.