Russia tried to hack Arizona voter registration system, federal officials say

By Alia Beard Rau |The Republic

The Russian government attempted to hack Arizona’s voter registration system during the 2016 election, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security told state officials on Friday.

DHS officials said Arizona was among 21 states Russia attempted to hack, said Secretary of State’s Office spokesman Matt Roberts.

Roberts said federal officials notified Secretary of State Michele Reagan and other elections officials via phone Friday but said they provided few additional details.

“They didn’t say how. There’s going to be a detailed briefing in early October,” Roberts said. “But this is new information.”

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