The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee says there is no question the Russians attempted to create chaos in our electoral system, and hacking has created a “wild wild west requiring all of us to step up our game.
Virginia Senator Mark Warner, and Republican Chairman Richard Burr presented preliminary findings today (10/5) and Warner says, “I think there is a large consensus they hacked into political files and used those files to influence the election.”
He also said there is evidence Russians at least attempted to tamper with the electoral systems in Virginia and 20 other states, “...to sow chaos and drive division in our country.”
To date, the committee has found no evidence any vote totals were affected in 2016. But they are not done. Next month, they will hold hearings on meddling in social media, and promise to continue the investigation wherever it leads.