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Yes, Russia tried to hack the polls – and they almost succeeded
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Yes, Russia tried to hack the polls – and they almost succeeded

News broke on Tuesday that Russian cyberhackers hit electoral systems in 39 states prior to the 2016 presidential election. While the hackers were stopped this time, what will happen in the future if we don’t counteract Russian cyberwarfare? Glenn Beck and the guys took a sobering look on Tuesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”

“This has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with the security of our country,” Glenn said.

The attacks did not affect the 2016 presidential election, but Russian hackers infiltrated state-level voter databases and software systems across the country, Bloomberg reported. Obama administration officials were alarmed by the scope of the attacks and contacted Moscow directly about the hackers. Russia has publicly denied any interference.

Officials are still unsure exactly why Russian intelligence didn’t influence the November election, but one senior official told Bloomberg that the attackers likely struggled because America doesn’t have one universal voting system and they would need to master more than 7,000 systems at the local level.

If voter databases were hacked and voters were erased from the system, the cyber attacks would be an unparalleled disaster.

“That would cause mass chaos if they were successful,” Stu Burguiere said. “Now look, they weren’t, but that does not mean that they won’t be next time.”

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher weekdays 9 a.m.–noon ET on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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