The indictments state that Russian hackers hacked into voter databases in three states—Florida, Georgia and Iowa—stealing 500,000 voters’ names, addresses, and drivers’ license numbers. They paid for all this activity with crypto-currencies.
Once again, we are pleading with you, Dear Readers: CHECK YOUR FUCKING VOTER REGISTRATION WHERE’ERE YOU LIVE.
Look, we’ve been saying it for months and WE WERE CORRECT: the Russians are not going after voting machines, they are going after voter rolls. Even if you voted for the Dog Catcher in last month’s city election, check your voter registration before the general election. Don’t be complacent and say it cannot happen here in my safe Blue State. It can, and it will happen again.
I recently got into it on Twitter with some smug NYer S.O.B., who told me that it couldn’t happen to him because 1) He lived in NY and B) he voted in the last election, so he couldn’t be kicked off the rolls.
This is Russian fuckery, asshole, not Republican fuckery (which is its own brand of malignant manipulation). Those three states were a test case, it worked. Russia is going to go big. And understand this: even if our entire country switched to paper ballots, if Russia deletes or otherwise invalidates your registration, you cannot vote.