January 6th, 2017

U.S. intelligence agencies released a declassified version of their report on Russian intervention in the 2016 U.S. election on Jan. 6, just hours after President-elect Donald Trump was briefed by American officials.


The 11 most important lines from the new intelligence report on Russia's hacking

Ohio taps National Guard to defend election system from hackers

November 2nd, 2016

"Cyber-warfare is a new front for the military, for business and now for elections," said Ohio's Secretary of State, Jon Husted.


Two State Election Databases Hacked, FBI Warns (Washington Post)

August 29th, 2016

Databases in Arizona and Illinois were targeted. In Illinois, hackers stole the personal data of 200,000 voters. 


The FBI Cyber Division Targets Activity against State Board of Election Systems

The FBI Cyber Division issued the warning on August 18th in a "flash" alert titled:

"Targeting Activity Against State Board of Election Systems" 


Criminal Investigation into Board of Elections

(Fox 8 News)


The two Ohio election staff who feature in "Hacking Democracy" were sentenced on March 13th 2007 for rigging the 2004 presidential recount. Incriminating footage from the documentary was used in their court case as evidence.

A special prosecutor launched an investigation into the Cuyahoga Board of Elections finding that staff had rigged the 2004 presidential election recount, so that it would match the original election night count, conducted on the vote counting computers. Watch the Fox 8 News report on YouTube