The episode has left all parties frustrated.
VR Systems says it agrees with the county's findings, and that the problem was due to human error. Ben Martin, the company's chief operating officer, notes that no other county in the state had problems with VR Systems' pollbooks on Election Day. He also says the company warned its customers to be on the lookout for the fake emails when it became aware of them right before the election.
It's not clear how widely that information was shared.
Martin also insists that the hackers were unable to break into the company's computers, even though the leaked NSA intelligence report concludes that it's likely they did.
Attorney Allison Riggs [of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice] warned that the decision to use paper pollbooks caused the kind of chaos at the polls that many analysts worry is the real motive behind Russia's hacking attempts. Riggs was able to get a court order to extend voting hours in the problem precincts, but is worried about officials' future responses to what might just be a minor technical glitch.
"You want to be safe, absolutely," she says. " But you also want to have a measured, appropriate response that doesn't exacerbate the chaos or effect of whatever may be the problem."