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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:22 PM

In August 2016 GRU attacked [REDACTED], a maker of voter software and installed malware

I'm reading people here thinking the GRU's reach just was to social media in 2016, the GRU (Russia's CIA) went way beyond social media and hacked into voter systems and voter roll ... SYSTEMS.

Red Don's campaign colluding with Russia is more than just social media and stupid people giving the Russians polling data.

https://www.kunc.org/post/highlights-mueller-report-annotated#stream/0

Unit 74455 also sent spearphishing emails to public officials involved in election administration and personnel at companies involved in voting technology. In August 2016, GRU officers targeted employees of REDACTED, a voting technology company that developed software used by numerous U.S. counties to manage voter rolls, and installed malware on the company network.

[ The company referenced here seems to be VR Systems, a Florida-based company that makes voter registration equipment.

In an interview with NPR's Pam Fessler six months after the 2016 election, the company's chief operating officer said Russian hackers were unsuccessful in breaking into their systems. But today's report, and an indictment filed last summer by Mueller's team, disagree.

One of the tough contradictions about American voting is the transparency, or lack thereof, from the companies responsible for election security.

Even though elections are technically supervised at the state and local levels, in most cases the equipment that voters use to cast their ballots, have their votes counted and to check-in at the polls is run by companies in the private sector. That makes forcing them to provide information about potential breaches, or their own security practices, incredibly difficult.

"There is far too little transparency from voting machine vendors about whether their products are secure against hackers and foreign interference," Sen. Ron Wyden told NPR ahead of the report's public release. "Over and over again the corporations that are essentially gatekeepers of our democracy have either lied or refused to answer questions from me, from states and from security experts about what steps they've taken to protect our election infrastructure. I am convinced we cannot rely on these companies to do the right thing on their own." Miles Parks ]

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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:40 PM

1. ok, posting here what I heard this morning on CBS news program

I had just woke up, flipped on the news to listen... heard Nadler would on so listened till he came on watched as well .... he was repeating mostly what he had said yesterday, announced the subpoena being released shortly, so I was paying careful attention, impeachment came up and time was running out, and the mods were cutting him off and he refused to stop, detailing steps and items that would be necessary and as Gail banks was telling him the computer would cut him off for commercial Nadler said very clearly and calmly
"we won the election ... they stole it"

cut to commercial... I was by then sitting straight up in bed 'did I hear that right?' 😳

anyone else catch that?

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:43 PM

2. +1

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Response to dweller (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:37 PM

3. ok I looked elsewhere on DU to see if this was mentioned and nope

so searched for the vid to see if I heard this right... mainly bc I wanted to understand if this was what he was detailing as a condition for impeachment...
you be the judge... it's the last thing he says before the clip ends...
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/mueller-report-rep-nadler-says-he-sees-considerable-evidence-of-obstruction/

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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 09:39 AM

4. Thanks for the video proof.

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Sat Apr 20, 2019, 09:42 AM

5. Another tick for impeachment, we can't Trust Red Don not to accept Russia's help in next election

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