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When we talk about hacking a voter registration database, what does that mean? In a nutshell it means getting access to the data, and stealing it. Or worse. Changing it.
There are several ways this might be done. Good old SQL injection, where a hacker takes advantage of code vulnerabilities to alter a database by sending code through a form input or even through the URL.
We know that DHS warned at least 21 states that their voter registration databases were targeted by Russian government hackers seeking vulnerabilities and access to the U.S. election infrastructure.
We also know that DHS didn't notify the States being Targeted until October of this year. We know that the States Control their Voter Registration Files. So if the States didn’t know they were being targeted how the hell did DHS know that the files were not touched?
Why was Russia Targeting Voter Registration Systems from as early as last February and in some States through December two months after the Election?
Pennsylvania. We showed you the numbers breakdown of the Election. Maybe that will help explain why this data looks so bad.
Pennsylvania a state that has Voted Democratic for President for 28 Years!!
A Democrat has never lost there while winning both Philadelphia and Allegheny Counties
Statewide: 48.4% of registrations were Dem, 47.3% of voters were Dem.
Allegheny: 58.4% of registrations were Dem, 58.5% of voters were Dem.
Philadelphia: 77.4% of registrations were Dem, 79.6% of those who voted were Dem
Allegheny + Philadelphia = 23% of total registered voters
The internet is "a ripe target for foreign adversaries seeking to meddle in elections." The widespread effort by Russian state proxies to influence American politics included covert expenditures on political ads online.
Online political spending, is likely to increase. #REGULATE
We MUST have transparency for all sources of spending on political ads, regardless of the medium.
🚨FEC has not updated regulations for current realities of internet use.
🚨Congress has also failed to modernize campaign finance rules.