Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) said on Tuesday that Russian hackers accessed voter databases in two Florida counties before the 2016 presidential election, AP reports. DeSantis said no Florida election results were compromised as a result of the hacking and no data was manipulated.
Our thought bubble, via Axios cybersecurity reporter Joe Uchill: It's important to remember, in cases of hacked voter databases, that the effect may not be manipulating elections. Voters removed from databases would still be eligible to vote via provisional ballots, and adding thousands of fictional voters to the rolls would mean creating an unwieldy operation that would require filling out thousands of fake ballots.