According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, House Intelligence Committee member Mike Quigley (R-IL) has evidence that Russian operatives hacked into the state’s board of elections in 2016.
Although a lawyer for the Illinois Board of Elections confirmed that no voter records had been tampered with, the Tribune report claims that the hack was a “potential move toward trying to make voters distrust the state and federal election system.”
“They got into the database,” Rep. Quigley told the Tribune. “I believe they’re on the doorstep to hacking into our voting systems. That is my educated guess.”
According to the report, the identification of at least 3,000 Illinois voters were viewed by the alleged Russian hackers, and more than 80,000 additional records may also have been viewed.
Read the entire report on the alleged Russian hack into Illinois’ board of elections via the Tribune.