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Capitol Report: State election officials recount their surprise and alarm at 2016 Russian hacking

Elisabeth Buchwald/MarketWatch
From left, Paul Pate, secretary of state of Iowa; Lori Augino, director of elections for the Washington Office of the Secretary of State; Noah Praetz, former Cook County, Illinois, election commissioner; and Matthew Masterson, a senior director of cyber security at the Department of Homeland Security, served on a panel on election ballot security at the National Governors Association annual meeting.

State election officials on Friday recounted their surprise and alarm at the Russian hacking during the last presidential election as they discussed ways to prevent any future tampering.

Speaking at the annual National Governors Association conference in Washington, D.C., Elaine Manlove, state election commissioner of Delaware, said she was stunned to discover that her state was a subject of Russian election interference in 2016.

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