Add Beto to the Democrats “threatening democracy.” Hacking election systems, i.e. voter rolls and information, is not the same as hacking the actual machines or the vote.
Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke pointed to Russian hacking of Florida voter registration information as support for his suspicions about the 2016 presidential election.
When asked in an MSNBC interview Saturday if he was confident President Trump had been elected fairly, the former Texas congressman agreed the use of propaganda on voters and electoral system breaches gave him doubts.
“I don’t have complete confidence in part because of what you’ve just shared about Florida, in part because we know from other secretaries of state in other states in the union that their systems were breached. We don’t know if vote tallies were changed, but that alone should be cause for concern,” O’Rourke said.
“When you add to that one of the first phone calls this president made after the Mueller report was released was to Vladimir Putin to whom he described the Mueller report as a hoax, that is a green light, an open invitation, for Russia to continue to involve themselves in our elections. So I’m concerned about what happened in 2016,” he said, referring to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference.