The Undeniable List of Evidence That Hackers Changed Votes in 2016 President Election

There had been a conflation of issue surrounding the hacking of the election systems in the 2016 US Presidential Election. The leaking of illegally obtained information, propaganda, and disinformation, cybersecurity issues, information warfare, paid advertising, coercive messaging and psychological operation were at the center of the Russian Meddling.

A bombshell 37-page indictment that was issued by Robert Mueller against Russia's Internet Research Agency and its leadership together with its affiliates had considerably provided considerable detail on the Russian information warfare that targeted American during the elections.

The following chronology of events of us president election procedure showed that hackers changed votes in the 2016 presidential election:

September 2015

In September 2015, the Federal Bureau of Investigation alerted the Democratic National Committee's help desk and cautioned the IT department that Russian Hackers had compromised more than one computer.

November 2015

In November 2015, the FBI reached out to the DNC for the second time. They warned them that one of their computers was transmitting information back to Russia. The management of the DNC said that their IT technician did not pass across the message of a system breach.

March 2016

On March 19, 2016, the Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta got a phishing email that was masked as an alert from Google that a different user had gained access to his account. The email had a link to a page where Podesta could change his password. He went ahead to share the email with a campaigner who confused him with a typo in the reply. John Podesta typed a new password after following the given instructions which gave the hackers access to his emails.

June 2016

On June 12, 2016, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that the website had obtained and would publish a batch of Clinton emails during an interview on British Television.

Two days later it was reported that hackers working for the Russian government had gained access to the DNC's computer system, stolen opposition research on Donald Trump and viewed staffers’ emails and chat exchanges. The Kremlin denied that it was involved in the hack.

The following day, a cybersecurity firm that had been hired by the DNC posted a public notice on its website that described an attack on the political committee’s computer networks by two groups that have links to Russian Intelligence. According to the announcement, two Russian – related groups namely Cozty Bear and Fancy Bear tunneled into the computer system of the computer. Guccifer 2.0, on the other hand, claimed to hand over thousands of files to Wiki Leaks.

July 2016

On July 22, 2016, a few days before the Democratic National Convention WikiLeaks published close to 20,000 emails that were hacked from the DNC server. The documents included notes where DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz had insulted staffers from the Bernie Sanders campaign and messages that suggested that the organization was working in favor of Clinton instead of being neutral.

Three days later, the FBI announced that it had launched an investigation into the DNC hack. It was reported that they cyberattacked had been linked to Russia.

August 2016

Hackers published cell phone numbers and personal email addresses of Nancy Pelosi and other members of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

September 2016

Two members of the Senate and House Intelligence Committee, Dianne Feinstein and Adam Schiff, issued a statement in which they declared that they had received during congressional briefings where they believed that the Russian intelligence agencies had carried out a plan to interfere with the election.

October 2016

October 6, 2016 DCLeaks, a group of hacktivists published a batch of documents that were obtained illegally from a Clinton ally, Capricia Marshall. DCLeaks was later identified as a Russian military intelligence front.

December 2016

CIA determined that Russian hacking was conducted to boost Trump and hurt the Clinton campaign. Intelligence agencies shared the belief that Russia played a role in the computer hacks.

On December 12, 2016, CNN reported that Russian Hackers and accessed computer accounts of Republican Lawmakers and GOP organizations. The source intimated that the hackers had opted not to leak the documents en masse.

On December 29,2016, President Obama issued an executive order that sanctioned Russia. Six Russians who were alleged to have taken part in the presidential campaign hacking were named. 35 diplomats of Russian descent were ordered to leave the United States within 72 hours.

January 2017

The Director of National Intelligence's office released a report that detailed that Russians had meddled in other ways, but they did not breach voting machines and the computers that were used to tally the election results.

All said, these events raise question marks. As far as logic goes, it leaves many wondering if the 2016 elections outcome is a true reflection of the Americans’ choice.

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