Governor DeSantis confirms two counties were hacked in 2016 election

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CAPITOL NEWS SERVICE) - After meeting with the FBI, Governor Ron DeSantis is confirming that two Florida counties were hacked during the 2016 election cycle. He was asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement and refused to name the counties, but added that the intrusion was known at the time, and the counties had been cooperating with the FBI.

“Two Florida counties experienced intrusion into the Supervisor of Election network," Governor DeSantis said. "There was no manipulation or anything, but was was voter data that was able to be gotten, but that data, I think, was public anyways. Never the less, those were intrusions. It did not affect any voting or anything like that.”

Governor DeSantis also said he thinks the names of the counties should be made public.