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    US Cybersecurity Chief Says Russia Hacked Voter Rolls

    They didn’t just try. The head of cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security said Russia succeeded in breaking into state election systems before the 2016 election. It was previously revealed that hackers had attempted to access 21 states’ databases, but Jeanette Manfra, who’s charged with keeping such “critical infrastructure” systems safe, revealed that “an exceptionally small number” were actually breached. The DHS secretary at the time, Jeh Johnson, said the news is a “wake-up call” for state and federal officials to act “before our democracy is attacked again.”

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