Florida officials remain mum on election security breaches

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have vowed transparency in securing next year’s elections but continue to shed little light on how Russian hackers infiltrated systems in at least two Florida counties .

During a news conference in Tallahassee on Friday with state and federal officials, Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee again hoped to reassure Floridians of the integrity of the state’s voting systems.

However, lingering questions about Russian hacking during the 2016 election cycle continue to cloud those efforts.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report mentioned that a server of at least one Florida county had been breached, although subsequent reports indicated at least two counties.

Federal investigators have ordered elected officials who’ve been briefed on the breaches not to publicly identify the counties.

Lee says that precaution is being taken to protect against further vulnerabilities.

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