Ohio county official denies knowing about attempted breach of election network

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John Hammarchek, chairman of Ohio’s Lake County Board of Commissioners, on Tuesday denied knowing about any attempts to disband the county’s election network during the spring primary.

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Running news: According to Washington PostOn May 4, a personal laptop was plugged into the network inside Hamercheck’s government office. No sensitive data was received.

  • “But regular network traffic captured by computers was broadcast at an August ‘cyber symposium’ on alleged election fraud organized by MyPillow executive Mike Lindell, an ally of former President Donald Trump,” the Post wrote on Tuesday. ” No evidence of electoral fraud has been found during the 2020 election.
  • Post informed of In May the FBI and state agencies were investigating the incident.

what is he saying: “To my knowledge there was no attempt by anyone to access or access the Lake County Board of Elections computer network that day,” Hammercheck said at the board meeting on Tuesday.

  • He said that no agency probing the incident has questioned him.
  • “As soon as we have finished collecting and verifying the appropriate materials, I will share the information with Lake County residents and any elected officials or agencies and news media interested,” he said.

big picture: “The Lake County incident is similar to the incidents in Colorado earlier this year, when government officials helped an outsider gain access to the county voting system in an effort to detect fraud,” the Post reported Tuesday.


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