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Gillibrand: Voting Machines Possibly Targeted in 2016 Election

(CNN's "New Day"/Twitter)

By    |   Monday, 18 September 2017 11:51 AM

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said Monday that there could be evidence showing that voting machines were targeted in last year's election.

"I've just heard some reports that there might have been efforts to decommission or somehow undermine different voting machines in different states. Causing lines, causing people to not vote. Particular states being targeted," she said on CNN's "New Day." "So these are thing that we need a full investigation of to see if there's any evidence of it, and then what evidence there is. And what can we do to protect ourselves next time."

The senator didn't specify where these reports were from, but did address a bill she is co-sponsoring with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to investigate ads with Russian connections that ran on Facebook last year during the election season.

"Sen. Lindsey Graham and I have a bipartisan bill to do a deep dive, a 9/11-style commission that will look into how were we hacked, what are our cyber vulnerabilities, what are our cyber vulnerabilities are today, and what can we do to prevent another type of interference in the '18 election," Gillibrand said.

"It is illegal for foreign countries to undermine or participate in our elections so buying those Facebook ads is illegal," she said. "We need to have much better accountability by the next election."

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said Monday that there could be evidence showing that voting machines were targeted in last year's election.
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