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$13.2M Grant To Help Illinois Stop Vote Tampering After Russian Hack

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"The Russians' successful hack of Illinois' voter systems in the 2016 elections was a wake-up call and demonstrated a clear vulnerability in our election security," Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin said in a statement. "We know that they will try to target our systems again during the 2018 midterm elections."

The Russian hack gave operatives access to confidential information from a reported 90,000 voters but state officials said hackers were not actually able to manipulate vote totals.

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