Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio: Russian hackers had opportunity to change Florida voter roll data

In this image, Marco Rubio looks ahead while facing a microphone.
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) responded on Friday to the Mueller report's stance that Russia successfully accessed the computer systems of at least 1 Florida county government and planted malware in an election equipment manufacturer's systems, the New York Times reports.

What's new: Rubio told the NYT that Russian hackers "were 'in a position' to change voter roll data," in addition to being able to access the Florida voting system, but he doesn't believe they acted on that access.

Marco Rubio focused on Russian electoral interference post-Mueller report

Florida Senator Marco Rubio
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) shared his take on the redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, focusing on the findings about Russian interference in American elections, rather than President Trump or any domestic issues.

“For over a year, in my role on the Senate Intelligence Committee, I have repeatedly asked federal agencies to, without comprising the methods or sources used to discover Russian electoral interference, find a way to share pertinent election security information with state and local officials.”
— Rubio told Axios' Alayna Treene