HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Federal authorities told officials in Pennsylvania that Russian hackers unsuccessfully tried to access election systems in the state before last year’s presidential election.READ MORE: Rep. Mike Kelly Facing Scrutiny Over Stocks Purchases By The Congressman And His Wife
A spokesman for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday that Pennsylvania was one of the 21 states targeted by the Russians. The Wolf administration says neither it nor the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has any evidence of a breach of the state’s election systems, however.READ MORE: New Trial Begins For 83-Year-Old Ohio Man Who Spent 45 Years In Prison
The disclosure to the states comes as a special counsel probes whether there was any coordination during the 2016 presidential campaign between Russia and associates of Donald Trump.
Trump won the election and calls the Russia story a hoax. Trump also won Pennsylvania, becoming the first Republican presidential candidate to do so since 1988.MORE NEWS: Congressman Glenn Thompson Released From Walter Reed Hospital After Receiving Treatment For COVID-19
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