TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Secretary of State is reassuring voters that elections officers across the state are prepared for attacks from hackers despite continuing concerns about the integrity of the state's voting systems.
Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee came under intense questioning Tuesday by reporters at a Capitol news event organized by The Associated Press.
Earlier this year, the Mueller Report referenced at least one Florida county where election systems were infiltrated by Russian hackers. Gov. Ron DeSantis later confirmed that at least two counties were hacked, but no data was compromised.
During her appearance before the media, reporters peppered Lee with questions about a state review. Lee sidestepped questions about what that review revealed.
Without providing details, Lee insisted that the integrity of the state's voting systems remains intact.
Thank you @bsfarrington for inviting me to speak at the @AP Legislative Planning Session today. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss the Department’s and Supervisors' of Elections hard work in protecting #Florida’s elections. #Protect2020 #APDay pic.twitter.com/RKAj9jJR5J— Laurel M. Lee (@FLSecofState) October 29, 2019