Top secret intel: Russia compromised seven state websites, including Arizona’s

Voters wait in line in front of a polling station to cast their ballots in the presidential election in Scottsdale, Arizona on Nov. 8, 2016./Laura Segall / AFP – Getty Images file

Reagan’s office says no evidence of such

By Cynthia McFadden, William M. Arkin, Kevin Monahan and Ken Dilanian | NBC

The U.S. intelligence community developed substantial evidence that state Websites or voter registration systems in seven states were compromised by Russian-backed covert operatives prior to the 2016 election — but never told the states involved, according to multiple U.S. officials.

Top-secret intelligence requested by President Barack Obama in his last weeks in office identified seven states where analysts — synthesizing months of work — had reason to believe Russian operatives had compromised state Websites or databases.

Three senior intelligence officials told NBC News that the intelligence community believed the states as of January 2017 were Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin.

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