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Illinois State Board of Elections officials believe a Justice Department indictment likely cites the 2016 data breach that impacted 76,000 state voter records. Board spokesman Matt Dietrich believes all signs point to Illinois being the victim of Russian intelligence officers who were indicted...


Dietrich says state board officials have suspected Russians hacked the Illinois voter records in 2016. Dietrich says in the months since the breach, the board has conducted frequent cyber security checks and federal dollars are being put to use to ensure local election systems are secure as well.

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