No, Bill Nelson’s Florida Election Hacking Claim Is Not Vindicated

Bill Nelson

There were a lot of high fives on lefty Twitter this afternoon after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the FBI had informed his state that Russian hackers gained access to voter databases in two counties before the 2016 presidential election. This, they claim, is vindication for former Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, who warned of Russian hacking in the Florida’s electoral system during the 2018 election. Many gleefully noted the Washington Post Fact Checker had (evidently erroneously) given Nelson “Four Pinocchios” for his claims.