NBC Pushes Fake News That Russians Tried To Alter 2016 Election Results In Wisconsin

Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor

The federal government notified Wisconsin officials that Russian hackers had tried to “hack 2016 election results,” NBC News tweeted Friday.

Except that is not true. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notified state officials that hackers tried to penetrate Wisconsin’s voter registration system, not voting machines or election results.

NBC was quickly called out by ProPublica’s Jessica Huseman, who called the news “false.”

Wisconsin officials were clear the hacking attempt had no impact on election results.

President Donald Trump won Wisconsin in the 2016 election in a surprise victory against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Clinton largely blamed Russian influence and “fake news” for her loss.

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