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Gov. Cuomo: NY to review voting security after hacking reports

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Posted at 4:09 PM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 16:09:02-04

The governor of New York has ordered a review of the cyber security of the state's election system following reports of Russian attempts to hack into American voting systems.

Democrat Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that while there have been no "credible reports" of election hacking in New York, it's imperative that the state do everything it can to protect the integrity of the election system.

The state's five-member Cyber Security Advisory Board will lead the review, which will study vulnerabilities in the state election system and recommend any cyber security changes within 90 days.

Cuomo says reports of Russian attempts to disrupt the 2016 presidential election are "highly disturbing."