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    US SENATOR-FL: "FL voter reg. systems pentrated by Russia who are free to move about"

    But who cares right? A purple state that went for TRUMP (maybe??). Let em in, let em 'move about freely'. And the APPOINTED Division of Elections head, Ken Detzner (REP) DOESN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT?

    Really?


    Bill Nelson: The Russians have penetrated some Florida voter registration systems

    Florida's Democratic Senator amplified concerns that local election offices are vulnerable to hacking as the 2018 midterms approach. But state officials said they haven't received any information about Nelson's claims.


    By Alex Leary, Steve Bousquet and Kirby Wilson Yesterday


    TAMPA — Russian operatives have "penetrated" some of Florida's voter registration systems ahead of the 2018 midterms, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Wednesday, adding new urgency to concerns about hacking.The state, however, said it has received "zero information" supporting his claim.

    "They have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about," Nelson told the Tampa Bay Times before a campaign event in Tampa. He said something similar a day earlier in Tallahassee but declined to elaborate.

    "That's classified," the Democrat said Tuesday.

    He is facing a re-election challenge in November from Gov. Rick Scott, whose administration said it has no knowledge of the allegations made by Nelson.
    PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Florida elections supervisors urged to take federal help on security

    Nelson and Florida's other senator, Republican Marco Rubio, wrote a July 2 letter to the 67 county election supervisors about potential threats. But that letter lacked the specificity Nelson laid out.

    "County election boards should not be expected to stand alone against a hostile foreign government," the lawmakers wrote in recommending "a wide range of services" from the Department of Homeland Security.

    "We were requested by the chairman and vice chairman of the Intelligence Committee to let the supervisors of election in Florida know that the Russians are in their records," Nelson told the Times on Wednesday. (audio below) He noted he is a member of the Armed Services subcommittee on cybersecurity...


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    That's weird. Why would a senate committee task senators from a state--senators who don't themselves sit on the committee--to notify state officials about a finding of the committee? Why especially when the situation involves election in which those senators have an interest in the outcome? Sounds odd.
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    Damn russians! We don't need their assistance.. floridians are perfectly capable of screwing up an election by ourselves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    That's weird. Why would a senate committee task senators from a state--senators who don't themselves sit on the committee--to notify state officials about a finding of the committee? Why especially when the situation involves election in which those senators have an interest in the outcome? Sounds odd.
    VERY SIMPLE! Homeland Security won't. JEFF SESSIONS won't. BURR won't or 'CAN'T'?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    VERY SIMPLE! Homeland Security won't. JEFF SESSIONS won't. BURR won't or 'CAN'T'?????
    He said "senate committee".

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    Then all the more reason for voter ID.
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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post
    Then all the more reason for voter ID.
    Why?

    In order to vote I already need to show an ID that matches the registration at the polling location. I don't need to pay for another redundant government ID.
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    I agree with Scott. If this is happening, the information should be shared so it can be acted on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    Why?

    In order to vote I already need to show an ID that matches the registration at the polling location. I don't need to pay for another redundant government ID.

    Who said you would need another ID if you have a state issued ID that is acceptable?

    If voter registration is "penetrated", then that is easily countered by showing an acceptable ID when voting.

    I think Nelson sees the strong possibilty of his being defeated in November, throwing this out there while offering zero proof, so he can muddy the waters.

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