Sen. Nelson: "Foolish" to deny Russia targeting Florida
August 15, 2018
MONTICELLO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, under fire from Florida's Republican governor, isn't backing down from comments that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's crucial election.
During stops in north Florida over a two-day period, the three-term Democrat said that state and local officials need to take Russian meddling as a "serious threat" and that county election supervisors need to make sure they have help to protect their election systems. Russian hackers targeted at least 21 states, including Florida, during the last el...