Following a meeting with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who has called elections supervisors “overconfident”, Florida election officials say they have security in place to prevent foreign actors from tampering with this year’s election. In 2016, suspected Russian hackers got into a Tallahassee company. It provides support to the majority of the state’s elections supervisors. At least five suspicious emails were intercepted before they were opened in county supervisor’s offices. Mark Early was one of the supervisors meeting with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, “We don’t think we want a repeat of 2016 where there was information out there that could have been helpful to us, but we can’t get our hands on that data to make good decisions on how to handle any threats we may not know about, so we are doing our best,” said the 32-year veteran elections official. Supervisor told Rubio they were prepared.
We asked Ron Labasky, who represents the Florida State Association of Elections Supervisors if supervisors are overconfident.
“Absolutely not,” he responded. “We are confident we are doing everything absolutely possible to ensure we are secure.”
The dilemma for elections supervisors is they don’t know what they don’t know and the federal government isn’t sharing what they know.
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