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Gov. Rick Scott says There were Cyber Attacks during National U.S. Elections, Wants to Make Sure the Same Doesn’t Happen in Florida


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Gov. Rick Scott says he disagrees with President Trump when it comes to Russia. Photo: Danielle Prieur

Gov. Rick Scott says he disagrees with President Trump when it comes to Russia. Photo: Danielle Prieur


During an endorsement event in Orlando, Governor Rick Scott said he thinks Russia tampered in U.S. elections which is why he’s trying to put measures in place to make sure elections in Florida are secure from cyberattack.

Scott overruled the Secretary of State Ken Detzner in May and told local officials to seek more than 19 million dollars from a federal program to protect future elections in the state.

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About Danielle Prieur

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Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and Vox. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, ... Read Full Bio »

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