Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a press conference on Tuesday that Russian hackers had breached a second county’s voter databases in the 2016 election:

From the AP:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After an FBI briefing, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says Russian hackers gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

DeSantis said Tuesday the hackers didn’t manipulate any data and the election results weren’t compromised.

The governor said he signed an agreement with the FBI not to disclose the names of the counties, but elections officials in those counties are aware of the intrusions.

And this has journos demanding an apology from the Washington Post’s fact checker who gave Sen. Bill Nelson 4 Pinnochios for claiming that this behavior was continuing in 2018 and that he had seen “classified” intel to back it up:

He was “hosed,” even:

Glenn Kessler defended his 4 Pinnochios fact check, saying it was about Nelson’s statements on the 2018 election and not the 2016 election, which we already knew about before today:

They don’t care:

We should note that one of the statement Kessler based his 4 Pinnochios ruling on is the “Russians ‘are’ in our voting systems”:

So, Nelson was still wrong:



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