Hackers attempted to infiltrate South Carolina’s voter-registration system nearly 150,000 attempts on Election Day 2016, according to a South Carolina State Election Commission report that was reported on by The Wall Street Journal on Sunday.
“And South Carolina wasn’t even a competitive state,” The Journal noted. “If hackers were that persistent against a state that President Donald Trump won comfortably, with 54.9% of the vote, it suggests they may have targeted political swing states even more.”
According to the post-election report, South Carolina did not find evidence that would suggest the attempted breaches were successful. Most of the hacking attempts in South Carolina likely came from automated computer bots, the publication reported.