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Russian hackers tried to access Washington state’s voting systems, officials say

FILE – In this May 4, 2016 file photo, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman poses for a photo at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. A Republican has overseen Washington state elections for over 50 years despite Democrats dominating most other statewide offices, and Secretary of State Wyman — currently the lone statewide elected Republican not only in Washington state, but the entire west coast — faces a challenge from Democrat Tina Podlodowski, a former Microsoft manager who served as an adviser to current Seattle Mayor Ed Murray in 2014. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Russian hackers tried unsuccessfully to access Washington state’s election systems before the 2016 general election, according to the state Secretary of State’s Office.

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