Nelson’s Claims of Russian Election Hacks in Florida Now Officially Confirmed Unsubstantiated

Nelson has to explain his statement on Russian hacking in Florida

By Nancy Smith Sunshine State News

It’s time for Sen. Bill Nelson to stop the act. He’s been caught. His claims of Russian hackers “fixing” Florida’s elections system are unsubstantiated.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and FBI Director Christopher Wray wrote in a five-paragraph letter dated Monday that they are not aware of any new or persistent hacks that have compromised state or local election systems in Florida, countering public statements the state’s senior senator made Aug. 8 to Tampa Bay Times reporters.

I Beg to DifferWhile acknowledging intrusions are possible, the federal officials’ letter said, “We have not seen new or ongoing compromises of state or local election infrastructure in Florida.”

The story was played prominently in the Tuesday morning edition of The Wall Street Journal.

“Secretary Nielsen and Director Wray are very clear in their response that … we have not seen any new or ongoing compromises of state or local election infrastructure in Florida…’ Detzner confirmed Tuesday.

In fact, Nelson spilled the beans himself last week. By mistake. See the YouTube video on this page, especially the moment of surprise when he realized he was being recorded.

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