Sen. Warner: Attempted Voting Machine Hacks ‘Much Broader’ Than Leaked NSA Document Shows

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A day after the publication of a leaked NSA memo which claimed that the Russians attempted to hack voting machines in the days leading up to last year’s election, one Senator is sounding the alarm that the document — and other reporting on Russian interference — hasn’t come close to representing the scope of the attacks.

In an interview with USA Today, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) said that, while he does not believe the outcome was impacted, there is a lot of information on the subject which has yet to be revealed.

“[T]he extent of the attacks is much broader than has been reported so far,” Warner said.

Monday’s leak to The Intercept revealed that “hacking may have breached at least some elements of the voting system, with disconcertingly uncertain results.” But the Virginia Senator, who is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, says that the leaked memo is only the tip of the iceberg.

Warner also cautioned that the attempted breaches continued past November 8.

“None of these actions from the Russians stopped on Election Day,” Warner said.

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