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Just In: He Just Admitted He Lied About the Russian Election Hacking Claim [Video]

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Florida Senator Bill Nelson has now admitted that he had no evidence to claim Russians hacked the Florida 2018 Midterm elections.

As reported by nationalreview.com

Senator Bill Nelson on Tuesday tried to back away from his unsupported claim that Russian operatives had managed to penetrate Florida’s election databases ahead of the 2018 midterms.

Last week, Nelson told the The Tampa Bay Times that Russians “have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about.” But at a campaign event on Tuesday, he appeared to try to explain away that comment.

“I want you to know why I said what I said,” the Florida Democrat was filmed telling supporters at the event in Lake City. “It would be foolish to think if the Russians were in our election apparatus in Florida in 2016 and that has now been twice documented . . . that they are not continuing.”

Nelson added that he was merely reiterating a warning about midterm-election hacking that he and fellow Florida senator Marco Rubio voiced in a July 2 letter to Florida secretary of state Ken Detzner.

That letter was sent after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence stated that in 2016, “Russia was preparing to undermine confidence process and that, in a small number of cases, cyber actors affiliated with the Russian government accessed voter registration databases.”

Uh, this sounds like an impeachable offense.

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