“The FBI is investigating an attempted breach of a local election network in the state of Ohio that occurred last spring.
A private laptop was plugged into the election network in the office of John Hamercheck, the chairman of the Lake county board of commissioners, on 4 May – the day of Ohio’s spring primary election – according to the Washington Post.
State and county officials say that no private information or sensitive data was taken in the breach.
The news comes at a time when Republicans across the country are claiming – almost always without evidence – that America’s electoral system is fraudulent. Many such figures are also seeking to win election to offices to roles that oversee voting.”