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Robby Mook: Election hacking bills wouldn't have stopped 2016 debacle

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Voting booths. Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Hillary Clinton's former campaign manager says the current focus on improving voting machine cybersecurity would not have prevented the last election's mess. Instead, he said, the major culprit was hacking campaign personnel and political parties.

Why it matters: Robby Mook saw first-hand the damage caused by the election hacking during Clinton's presidential campaign, and he is now part of Harvard's new Defending Digital Democracy Project on election security. He believes that securing voting machines is important, but cannot be the end of the election security conversation.