Election Hacking Request to All Florida Counties

On May 14, 2019, Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis said during a press conference that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security recently told him that two counties had been hacked in 2016.

Specifically, “two Florida counties experienced intrusion into the Supervisor of Election networks,” although DeSantis says that the election was not interfered with, no vote counts could’ve been changed, etc. He said that the FBI and DHS told him that the hackers were “affiliated” with Russia. (You can watch the press conference here.)

The kicker is that DeSantis had to sign a nondisclosure agreement — apparently with the FBI and/or DHS — before they would tell him this. He’s specifically gagged from telling us which counties were affected.

To hopefully get to the bottom of this, I filed public-records requests with the Supervisor of Elections in each of Florida’s 67 counties.

This page will show the results of the requests as they come in.

Here’s the request that I sent to each elections supervisor’s office:

Dear Public Records Officer:

This is a request under the Florida Sunshine / Public Records Law.


I hereby request all notifications from the FBI, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and any other federal entities that any portion(s) of your county’s systems for elections, voting, and related matters was compromised or accessed by hackers in 2016.
I also request all such notifications from Florida entities, including, but not limited to, the Division of Elections, the Department of State, the Department of Law Enforcement, and the Office of Governor.
If such notifications were made by telephone, in person, or any other form of non-written communication, I request all transcripts, memos, and other such documents that memorialize these conversations.


The time frame for this request is January 1, 2016, to the present.

I would like to receive these documents via email.

This request is for non-commercial purposes. If there will be a fee associated with this request, please notify me in advance.

Thank you for your help.

Russ Kick







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