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US Voters Consider Russia the Largest Security Risk to Elections

Nearly half of US voters believe Russia is the largest security risk for elections in the nation, according to a survey.

A wide swath of US voters believe Russia "will be back" to influence the outcome of the nation's elections, according to a Carbon Black survey.

The poll of 5,000 US voters finds 44% of survey participants hold this view, while only 45% believe their states and voting districts have the capability to safeguard their voting information.

The results come amid the backdrop of Congressional testimony by former FBI Director James Comey, who told a Senate committee he has "no doubt" the Russian government was involved in hacking emails of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.

Some 45% of survey respondents suspect the mid-term elections next year will be influenced by cyberattacks, with 27% of voters considering taking a pass at hitting the voter booths because of cybersecurity concerns.

Read more about the survey results here.

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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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7/14/2017 | 2:57:05 PM
Re: Once again the focus is wrong
Indeed. Cybersecurity of actual voting systems is important, and cybersecurity in general is important, but this stuff was no more "election hacking" than any other scandal involving a "smoking email". Mark Foley comes to mind.
geriatric
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geriatric,
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7/14/2017 | 5:22:14 AM
Re: US Interest
Exactly! And which candidate did the Russians want in 2008 and 2012?
geriatric
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geriatric,
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7/14/2017 | 5:21:17 AM
Re: Once again the focus is wrong
Hear, hear!

Besides, people forget that rock music was the communist plot to overthrow America.
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decornel,
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7/13/2017 | 2:19:35 PM
Once again the focus is wrong

If politicians are ethical, honest, and treat people fairly then who cares.  Unethical content in Emails has more to do with corrupt politicians.  We need to make sure our voting system cannot be manipulated.  Emails being release at the last minute by a group is not an election security risk!

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jenshadus,
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7/13/2017 | 12:56:39 PM
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And the US has never dabbled in foreign elections?
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