Rep. David Eastman was a speaker Wednesday at a Mike Lindell’s (My Pillow) Cyber Symposium in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, an event that ends today.
Eastman spoke about the U.S. Constitution being words on a page until people have the conviction to follow those words. As far as election integrity, he said, if there is no obligation on the part of those who administer elections to provide answers to reasonable questions and transparency to the public, “then you don’t really have an election.”
Eastman recounted briefly the hack of the Alaska Election Division last year before the election.
“The fact that we were hacked before the election, and we as legislators were not told about that, and the public was not told about that, and information not released until after the election is unconscionable,” he said.
Hackers gained access in 2016 to the server that hosts Alaska’s elections website.
In 2020, Unknown hackers stole state of Alaska voter information, such as birth dates and drivers license numbers, from about 113,000 voters on file with the Division of Elections. The information about the cyber break-in was discovered in October, 2020 but not made public until December by Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer.
The conference, which has about 200 attendees, is being broadcast on frankspeech.com