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Marco Rubio said Russian hackers infiltrated Florida county elections and 'were in a position' to change voter data


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  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio told The New York Times that Russian hackers had infiltrated Florida's county-level election systems in 2016. 
  • Though hackers "were in a position" to alter voter roll data, Rubio said they didn't appear to do so. 
  • Rubio's comment comes after special counsel Robert Mueller's report said the FBI believed Russian intelligence unit GRU had successfully gained access to data in "at least one Florida county government."
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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said in a New York Times article published Friday that Russian hackers had infiltrated Florida's county-level election systems in 2016. 

Rubio detailed the attack to the Times, which included malicious viruses sent by the GRU, a Russian military intelligence unit, to government officials who were handling 2016 county elections. 

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