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Minnesota, Wisconsin among states whose election systems were targeted by hackers

Minnesota, Wisconsin among states whose election systems were targeted by hackers”

The Department of Homeland Security confirmed it had notified the 21 states but declined to identify them Friday.

Oklahoma election officials say the state is one of several in which Russian hackers attempted to infiltrate state election computer systems before last year's elections.

Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator Michael Haas told RTV6's sister station WTMJ that Russian hackers had scanned the state's systems, but that there was no breach and no data had been compromised. "Scanning from outside entities is commonplace and happens every day, which is why I continue to believe the most serious challenge to the integrity of our election system is the threat of outside forces, including foreign governments, who seek to disrupt and undermine our elections".

Trump won the election and calls the Russian Federation story a hoax.

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CT officials have been notified by the federal government that the state's online voter registration system was targeted in hacking efforts by Russian Federation previous year. Trump also won Pennsylvania, becoming the first Republican presidential candidate to do so since 1988.

Haas says security provided by the state successfully protected Wisconsin's systems.

The Elections Commission plans to incorporate security topics into its training of local election officials, create a list of key federal, state and local contacts and develop contingency and action plans to deal with security issues should they arise. Tammy Baldwin is running for re-election.



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