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Election cyber threat: One in five voters unable to cast ballot on secure machine

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President Barack Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco said recently that it would be very hard for someone to hack into America’s voting systems in a way that could alter an election outcome.

Monaco’s remarks echoed those of FBI Director James Comey, who also told an audience recently that “the vote counting in this country tends to be kind of clunky, which is a blessing because it makes it harder for hackers to infiltrate.”

Yet in spite of those comments, the federal government is just now pushing out to states a set of tools, such as the ability to scan for vulnerabilities and quickly patch them, and some best practices that voting officials should adopt, a mere four weeks before what is probably the most important national election of our lifetime. – READ MORE

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