The Wisconsin Republican Party alleges hackers stole $2.3 million by altering invoices from companies operating direct-mail campaigns and making Trump campaign swag.
The hackers pulled the heist off by allegedly rerouting money intended for the Republican party’s vendors to their accounts,
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This heist’s timing and the location are notable because we’re so close to the election, and Wisconsin is a critical battleground state. Biden and President Trump plan to visit Wisconsin today. Trump took Wisconsin and its 10 electoral votes by a narrow margin in 2016, and current polls indicate another close race this year.
As for the stolen $2.3 million, the GOP doesn’t see it affecting the presidential race’s final days.
Republican Party chairman Andrew Hitt stressed that the money stolen was for services already rendered.“While a large sum of money was stolen, our operation is running at full capacity,” Hitt told the Associated Press.
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