July 17, 2017
According to a South Carolina State Election Commission report, hackers tried to infiltrate South Carolina’s voter registration system nearly 150,000 times on election day.
The state reportedly didn’t find enough evidence to suggest the attempted breaches were successful.
President Trump won the state of South Carolina by large margins in the 2016 election.
The election commission said the hacking attempts were likely the work of pre-programmed computer bots.
Some states, like neighboring Georgia, have gaping holes in their election software, but officials have been reluctant to push for modernization.