Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked three bills that would help with election security on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Louisiana Parishes have been hit with infected software.
“He told me we’d been infected by ransomware and to ask all 14 of my employees not to go into the office or try to access any of their files,” said clerk Jeffrey Skidmore said about his IT company confirming the hack. “I was stunned. We had an election in six days.”
Bloomberg News reported that the ransomware attack on the parishes happened just prior to another hack of the state of Louisiana.
"Just days after a contentious Nov. 16 election, the winner, incumbent Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards, announced that state computer networks had suffered a massive ransomware attack, shutting down email communication and paralyzing the Office of Motor Vehicles, among other critical agencies," Bloomberg News reported.
At the same time, President Donald Trump and other Republicans have lambasted Democrats for the disaster of the Iowa Caucus, but they still refuse to focus on making elections safe.
It was something the internet was furious about and went on full attack against Republicans for refusing to protect the sanctity of the American vote.
See the tweets below:
Election security is national security. https://t.co/I2XRANm1SK— Rep. Val Demings (@Rep. Val Demings)1581448868.0
@thehill How else can they stay in power?— Mary Elizabeth Smythe (@Mary Elizabeth Smythe)1581447144.0
@thehill Republicans can't win unless they cheat.— Corey Richardson (@Corey Richardson)1581446806.0
@thehill well how else are they going to win?— Daniel (@Daniel)1581446784.0
@thehill Are they working for Russia or For the USA? #LeftTheGOP— Republicans for Joe Biden 🇺🇸 (@Republicans for Joe Biden 🇺🇸)1581446837.0
@lawhawk @thehill Exactly— James Lunsford (@James Lunsford)1581447224.0
@thehill They acquit a criminal at a farce of a trial, and won't allow America a secure democratic vote - they know… https://t.co/6p48q5opi3— Rielle (@Rielle)1581446962.0
@thehill Cheaters cheating. I’m shocked 😱— Gary R. 🃏 (@Gary R. 🃏)1581446840.0
@thehill Many in GOP should be investigated and indicted! 🇺🇸— 🎶Jason M. Jarrett🎶 (@🎶Jason M. Jarrett🎶)1581446891.0
@kylegriffin1 Senate Democrats have tried repeatedly during the past year to try to bring up election security bill… https://t.co/rHTkDt2ODE— MattHartUSA (@MattHartUSA)1581448934.0
Watch how fast republicans pass election security legislation when a foreign entity aids Democrats. https://t.co/YzVZ5471ZF— Mike Calamari (@Mike Calamari)1581448969.0
Looks like the Republicans are confident they have to cheat to win. Election security must be blocked so Russia an… https://t.co/epc8sZKWVp— vwbug (@vwbug)1581448800.0
@frankthorp Well there you go. By characterizing election security as a partisan issue, she’s saying that election… https://t.co/AToAd1XEvc— Chris Weaver 😷 (@Chris Weaver 😷)1581448802.0
@RepValDemings Until there is evidence that Iran is helping the Democrats- not having election security bills are in their favor.— Sandy Skipper (@Sandy Skipper)1581448861.0
Why would she, election security hurts her leaders chances of getting re-elected. She would rather focus on voter s… https://t.co/YMMOkPjFI8— Kami #WearAMask (@Kami #WearAMask)1581448644.0
It seems so many are saying wait until election, that's when he will be held accountable. But there is no ramped u… https://t.co/t3Wd3vUxMh— Lynn Watters (@Lynn Watters)1581448343.0