The Senate Intelligence Committee has released its long-awaited bipartisan report on election security and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Among the key findings of the report, the committee writes that “the Russian government directed extensive activity, beginning in at least 2014 and carrying into at least 2017, against U.S. election infrastructure at the state and local level.”.
The Senate panel, which has been investigating Russian interference for more than two years, released a summary version of its election security findings in May 2018.
“The Russian government's effort to interfere in our election is among the most serious.”.
Election infrastructure in a second unnamed state was also breached, and several counties in that state were specifically probed.
The Senate report also states that Russian Embassy officials submitted a request with the State Department to observe the election, which was not approved.
The committee detailed Russian attempts to probe and access election systems and infrastructure in a variety of unnamed states. U.S. officials have said that Russian hackers probed election infrastructure in 21 states. »