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    Russians penetrated US voter systems, says top US official






    Cynthia McFadden, William M. Arkin and Kevin Monahan
    Feb 7th 2018 5:16PM
    https://www.aol.com/article/news/201...cial/23355768/





    The U.S. official in charge of protecting American elections from hacking says the Russians successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several U.S. states prior to the 2016 presidential election.

    In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Jeanette Manfra, the head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, said she couldn't talk about classified information publicly, but in 2016, "We saw a targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated."

    Jeh Johnson, who was DHS secretary during the Russian intrusions, said, "2016 was a wake-up call and now it's incumbent upon states and the Feds to do something about it before our democracy is attacked again."

    "We were able to determine that the scanning and probing of voter registration databases was coming from the Russian government."


    NBC News reported in Sept. 2016 that more than 20 states had been targeted by the Russians.

    There is no evidence that any of the registration rolls were altered in any fashion, according to U.S. officials.

    In a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll, 79 percent of the respondents said they were somewhat or very concerned that the country's voting system might be vulnerable to computer hackers.

    In January 2017, just weeks before leaving his post, Johnson declared the nation's electoral systems part of the nation's federally protected "critical infrastructure," a designation that applies to entities like the power grid that could be attacked. It made protecting the electoral systems an official duty of DHS.
    But Johnson told NBC News he is now worried that since the 2016 election a lot of states have done little to nothing "to actually harden their cybersecurity."
    Manfra said she didn't agree with Johnson's assessment. "I would say they have all taken it seriously."
    NBC News reached out to the 21 states that were targeted. Five states, including Texas and California, said they were never attacked.
    Manfra said she stands by the list, but also called it a "snapshot in time with the visibility that the department had at that time."

    Court documents filed by an adult protective services investigator allege that weeks before the singer’s death, Brenda Edwards abused her husband.

    An investigator with the Healthcare Consortium of Illinois filed the protection order request on behalf of Dennis Edwards Jan. 12 in Chicago, where the couple lived together before Edwards’ death.

    The documents allege that Brenda Edwards had attempted to suffocate her husband by holding his head face down on a bed. The investigator also accused Brenda Edwards of taking her husband’s hearing aids from him, according to a petition for an order of protection. The documents say Edwards was “bedbound and immobile.”
    Dennis Edwards was removed from the home because of medical issues, according to the Jan. 12 document.

    An emergency protective order against Brenda Edwards was granted Jan. 18, barring her from contact with Dennis Edwards. A hearing that would have allowed Brenda Edwards to respond to the allegations was scheduled for Friday, but was canceled after her husband’s death the day before.

    The protective order was vacated on Friday, after Dennis Edwards’ death.

    Brenda Edwards disputed the allegations in a brief statement released Monday night. “I loved Dennis and we were married for 18 years,” she said. “I would have never done anything to harm him. These allegations are false and defamatory and will be proven as such. Until this is all over, I have no further comment.”

    The Chicago Police Department confirmed Monday that there is an open criminal investigation into the matter.

    Until recently, Dennis and Brenda Edwards lived in north St. Louis County, and property records show the house remains listed in Dennis Edwards’ name.

    The couple recently moved to Chicago to seek better health care, according to Dennis Edwards’ daughter Denise Edwards.

    Dennis Edwards lived in the St. Louis area for more than 30 years. He was born in Alabama and moved to Detroit as a young boy, but moved to the St. Louis area in the 1980s to be closer to his mother.

    By that time, Edwards had already sung lead vocals on some of the Temptations’ biggest hits

    Edwards wasn’t an original singer with the classic Temptations lineup, but became the official sixth member in 1968.

    He sang lead on hits including “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today),” “I Can’t Get Next to You,” and the Grammy-winning tracks “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” and “Cloud Nine.”

    The Temptations were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

    In his later years, Dennis Edwards was often seen in St. Louis at the Fox Theatre and Peabody Opera House when classic soul artists passed through.

    The family is working to make arrangements for a memorial service for the singer, Denise Edwards said.

    Survivors of Dennis Edwards include five daughters, a son and several grandchildren.

    Kevin C. Johnson of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report

    Distributed by Tribune Content Agency





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    He'll yes, gotta cancel out those illegal votes somehow.
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    When did voter registration rolls become "Voting Systems"??? Trying to make us think about the voting machines?

    Also can you print news that WASNT reported in 2016?

    We knew then the Voter registration was hacked in 2016.... and you are acting like its BREAKING NEWS!
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    Sure they did. Are you really going to believe anything being said by someone from the Obama administration?

    Seriously?!?!?! HAHAHAHA They are doing anything they can to make this Russian narrative have legs after it keeps dying over and over and over
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    What does penetrated mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnderSiege View Post
    What does penetrated mean?
    and why can't she clarify what "an exceptionally small number" means or what affect, if any, this had?

    this is another nothing story
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    How can this be? Obama assured us you can't hack an election.

    Watching the left wet themselves over this is just hilarious.
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    russians penetrated us voter systems, says top us official






    cynthia mcfadden, william m. Arkin and kevin monahan
    feb 7th 2018 5:16pm
    https://www.aol.com/article/news/201...cial/23355768/





    the u.s. Official in charge of protecting american elections from hacking says the russians successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several u.s. States prior to the 2016 presidential election.

    In an exclusive interview with nbc news, jeanette manfra, the head of cybersecurity at the department of homeland security, said she couldn't talk about classified information publicly, but in 2016, "we saw a targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated."

    jeh johnson, who was dhs secretary during the russian intrusions, said, "2016 was a wake-up call and now it's incumbent upon states and the feds to do something about it before our democracy is attacked again."

    "we were able to determine that the scanning and probing of voter registration databases was coming from the russian government."


    nbc news reported in sept. 2016 that more than 20 states had been targeted by the russians.

    There is no evidence that any of the registration rolls were altered in any fashion, according to u.s. Officials.

    In a new nbc news/surveymonkey poll, 79 percent of the respondents said they were somewhat or very concerned that the country's voting system might be vulnerable to computer hackers.

    In january 2017, just weeks before leaving his post, johnson declared the nation's electoral systems part of the nation's federally protected "critical infrastructure," a designation that applies to entities like the power grid that could be attacked. It made protecting the electoral systems an official duty of dhs.
    But johnson told nbc news he is now worried that since the 2016 election a lot of states have done little to nothing "to actually harden their cybersecurity."
    manfra said she didn't agree with johnson's assessment. "i would say they have all taken it seriously."
    nbc news reached out to the 21 states that were targeted. Five states, including texas and california, said they were never attacked.
    Manfra said she stands by the list, but also called it a "snapshot in time with the visibility that the department had at that time."

    court documents filed by an adult protective services investigator allege that weeks before the singer’s death, brenda edwards abused her husband.

    An investigator with the healthcare consortium of illinois filed the protection order request on behalf of dennis edwards jan. 12 in chicago, where the couple lived together before edwards’ death.

    The documents allege that brenda edwards had attempted to suffocate her husband by holding his head face down on a bed. The investigator also accused brenda edwards of taking her husband’s hearing aids from him, according to a petition for an order of protection. The documents say edwards was “bedbound and immobile.”
    dennis edwards was removed from the home because of medical issues, according to the jan. 12 document.

    An emergency protective order against brenda edwards was granted jan. 18, barring her from contact with dennis edwards. A hearing that would have allowed brenda edwards to respond to the allegations was scheduled for friday, but was canceled after her husband’s death the day before.

    The protective order was vacated on friday, after dennis edwards’ death.

    Brenda edwards disputed the allegations in a brief statement released monday night. “i loved dennis and we were married for 18 years,” she said. “i would have never done anything to harm him. These allegations are false and defamatory and will be proven as such. Until this is all over, i have no further comment.”

    the chicago police department confirmed monday that there is an open criminal investigation into the matter.

    Until recently, dennis and brenda edwards lived in north st. Louis county, and property records show the house remains listed in dennis edwards’ name.

    The couple recently moved to chicago to seek better health care, according to dennis edwards’ daughter denise edwards.

    Dennis edwards lived in the st. Louis area for more than 30 years. He was born in alabama and moved to detroit as a young boy, but moved to the st. Louis area in the 1980s to be closer to his mother.

    By that time, edwards had already sung lead vocals on some of the temptations’ biggest hits

    edwards wasn’t an original singer with the classic temptations lineup, but became the official sixth member in 1968.

    He sang lead on hits including “ball of confusion (that’s what the world is today),” “i can’t get next to you,” and the grammy-winning tracks “papa was a rollin’ stone” and “cloud nine.”

    the temptations were inducted into the rock & roll hall of fame in 1989.

    In his later years, dennis edwards was often seen in st. Louis at the fox theatre and peabody opera house when classic soul artists passed through.

    The family is working to make arrangements for a memorial service for the singer, denise edwards said.

    Survivors of dennis edwards include five daughters, a son and several grandchildren.

    kevin c. Johnson of the post-dispatch contributed to this report

    distributed by tribune content agency




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    We have found no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians."
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