According to a new report by the Associated Press, Russian hackers tried – and failed – to breach the Colorado election system along with several other systems in Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. According to a spokesman from the Colorado Secretary of State’s office, the breach was not actually a breach and did not impact electoral outcomes. Here’s the full story from Trevor Timmons, Colorado Secretary of State’s office:
“It’s really reconnaissance by a bad guy to try and figure out how we would break into your computer. It’s not an attack. I wouldn’t call it a probe. It’s not a breach, it’s not a penetration.”
Before liberals get all sorts of squirrely and claim that the fact that Clinton won Colorado, which wasn’t fully breached, is evidence that Russian hackers preferred Trump, please note that the only attack that was considered a full breach was in Illinois, which also went for Clinton.
Kudos to Colorado for resisting hackers.