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How to protect your vote from Russian hackers?

Posted at 6:47 PM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 18:47:45-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — One Florida county had its elections computer system hacked in 2016, the year of the last presidential election, according to details in the Mueller Report.

“Palm Beach County was not the hacked county,” says Elections Supervisor Wendy Sartory Link.

"The FBI did have a phone call with all the county supervisors and the people and talked about this is happening these are things we need to look for, these are addresses to be aware of so we were aware of it but not part of it.:"

Sartory Link says her office already utilizes Palm Beach County’s computer protection system and is ordering a hacking alert system, called Albert.

The county is also about to take delivery on new voting equipment after the recount troubles of 2018.

The main focus now is having the system secure by next year’s Presidential election.

"I am really concern about the Russians ability to hack into our systems,” says Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg.

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