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Letter: A critically urgent question

Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor
Deseret News

The Mueller report documents that in 2016, at least one county computer system in Florida was successfully hacked by Russian operatives. The vote margin for Trump over Clinton was just over 100,000 votes in that state. That was approximately .07% of the total votes cast nationwide (136 million) in our last presidential election.

It's not known at this time which Florida county suffered the intrusion, but if the results were sufficient to flip the state's total electoral votes from one candidate to the other, does it matter at this point? The critically urgent question that must be addressed before 2020 is: Who do we want to have the greatest influence on our next presidential election: the American people, or a foreign government?

Bunnie Keen

Salt Lake City