Former NSA chief: Russia can change 2020 election consequence, unlikely to take action
Retired Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, former head of the Nationwide Safety Company and U.S. Cyber Command, stated Sunday that Russia has the power to upend the 2020 election however is unlikely to take action.
Mr. Rogers, who led the NSA through the 2016 election, advised Newpaper24’ “Face the Nation” that Russia primarily is utilizing disinformation to polarize People and unfold division in 2020.
“Can Russia, at this level, really change the result of the election by altering votes?” Newpaper24’ Margaret Brennan requested. “Have they got that functionality?”
“So, have they got functionality, sure. Is it probably, no,” Mr. Rogers stated. “And we haven’t seen something thus far that will recommend that we’re definitely seeing in cyber, the identical stage of exercise that we noticed again in 2016.”
Mr. Rogers stated Russia seems much less keen on altering votes and extra keen on specializing in voter registration rolls, machines used to solid ballots, and pc techniques used to tabulate ballots.
On Election Day, Mr. Rogers stated he can be in search of widespread challenges affiliated with People’ voter registration and never remoted incidents of issues as indicative of potential efforts by a overseas entity to govern the 2020 election.