60 Minutes: What Happened When Russian Hackers Attacked U.S. Election Infrastructure

Bill Whitaker of 60 Minutes takes us to the nondescript strip shopping center in Springfield, Illinois where the first shots were fired by Russia last year in what is now widely understood, by almost everyone but President Trump, as an ongoing cyber attack on our democracy.

“Russian operatives launched a widespread cyberattack against state voting systems during the 2016 presidential election. Former officials say no votes were changed but an Election Day attack could have created chaos at the polls,” according to CBS News 60 Minutes. As Americans turn our attention the 2018 midterm elections there is a growing awareness that the attacks are still happening.

Undaunted, Americans are taking to the streets, registering, and turning out to vote in primaries in larger than expected numbers. Vladimir Putin may have reminded Americans about the importance of engaging with self-governance and in his attempt to demonstrate our system’s weakness, may well wind up demonstrating our real strength.