Russian attacks on the U.S. voting system are even "broader than has been reported so far," Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told USA Today on Tuesday. On Monday, The Intercept reported that it had obtained a highly classified National Security Agency report that revealed Russian military intelligence tried to hack a major U.S. voting software supplier and also sent "spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials" just before the 2016 elections.
Warner maintained that he does not believe Russia "got into changing actual voting outcomes," but he seemed to further corroborate reports that Russia did indeed breach aspects of the U.S. voting system, such as U.S. voter registration.
Warner warned that "none of these actions from the Russians stopped on Election Day." He said he is now working to get intelligence agencies to make public the states affected in the 2016 elections to "put electoral systems on notice" before the midterm elections in 2018, USA Today reported.