Cyber Official Confirms Russians Penetrated US Voter Systems Before 2016 Election

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It appears that Russia did in fact successfully penetrate United States voter systems before the 2016 presidential election.

Among other things, this raises the urgent question of what we are going to do to keep this from happening again. One of my more misunderstood suggestions of late is that we simply go back to paper ballots. This would have the immediate effect of taking the election process off the grid.

Despite the fact that so many readers had a tough time wrapping their mind around that idea, I’m going to repeat it. The simplest, most direct, and most effective way to keep our election system from being hacked and manipulated by hostile foreign powers is to take it off the grid.

We somehow managed to conduct elections for 200 years without the internet. I think we can do it again. We need to consider going back to paper ballots.

Here are several news links confirming that the election boards were penetrated before the 2016 election.

Newsweek: Russians Successfully Hacked US Voter Systems Before 2016 Election,Top Official Says

NBC News: Russians Penetrated US Voter Systems, Says Top US Official

Fox News: Top DHS Official Says Russian Hackers Infiltrated US Voter Systems in 2016

The Hill: DHS Cyber Chief “Russia ‘Successfully Penetrated’ Some State Voter Rolls

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