Orlando Sentinel by Mark Skoneki
September 5, 2019
Florida voters have the right to know which election systems were hacked by the Russians in 2016, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy told a national television audience on Wednesday night.
Appearing on MSNBC’s “All In” with Chris Hayes, the Winter Park Democrat expressed her frustration with the secrecy surrounding the attack that U.S. intelligence officials say resulted in at least two Florida counties being compromised.
Murphy was briefed on the matter in May by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. She said she was told which counties were the targets but has not named them at the request of government officials.
Adding to the mystery, Murphy told Hayes that a recent U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee report suggested that as many as four Florida counties could have been hacked. But she added that she wasn’t sure just how many counties were involved.
“The drips and drabs of information that are coming out about this very serious attack on our democracy are not helpful in helping us prepare how to respond,” she said.