Leon County Elections Supervisor: No evidence of Russians interfering in voting process

Posted at 10:11 AM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 12:14:56-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Leon County Supervisor of Elections says his office has received no evidence of Russian operatives disrupting the voting process.

Mark S. Earley issued a statement Friday in response to reports that Russians have disrupted some Florida counties' voter registration rolls and the voting process.

"While this report is troubling, it has not been corroborated by any law enforcement or security agencies we are in contact with," he said.

He said his office is working closely and daily with Homeland Security, the Florida Department of State, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and other elections offices across the state to protect the county's systems.

"So let me reassure our voters that although there are powerful adversaries trying to undermine our elections, we are working diligently, in partnership with many other agencies, to make certain your elections remain secure and trustworthy," he said.

He said the great threat to democracy is voters staying away from the polls due to fear and apathy.