Maryland officials are investigating a Russian investor’s ties to a local software vendor that maintains part of the State Board of Elections’ voter registration system, legislative leaders said Friday.
At a hastily called news conference, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch said the FBI informed them and Gov. Larry Hogan that without the state’s knowledge, a Russian investor had bought the software vendor in 2015.
Miller called the news “shocking” but said the FBI did not indicate that Maryland elections had been compromised.
“We felt it imperative that our constituents know that a Russian oligarch has purchased our election...