U.S. intelligence says it has evidence of seven states whose voting process was compromised by Russia before the 2016 election.
The states affected were not informed of the breach, but according to a new report by NBC News, California is on the list.
The Department of Homeland Security said the report was misleading. NBC then pushed back, doubling down on their story’s accuracy.
It’s unclear how exactly California was compromised and whether it was a security hack into a state website or the voter registration databases. The senior intelligence officials who spoke to NBC said no votes were changed. So is the NBC report correct, and if so, when did California learn of the hack and what are they doing to secure the systems for the future?
In different voting news, the U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing a challenge today to a Minnesota ban on wearing clothing with political messaging to a polling place.
Larry talks to Secretary of State Alex Padilla to get his thoughts on electioneering at the polls via clothing, as well as the latest on whether California was compromised by Russia-backed covert operatives and what this means for future elections.
Alex Padilla, Secretary of State of California