Voters Fear Hackers Rigging November Election

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The St. Louis Election Board is defending the integrity of its electronic voting machines amid nationwide reports that hackers may try to “rig” the November election.

Democratic Director of Elections Mary Wheeler Jones says vote tallies are not transmitted online or through wireless connections where they would be accessible to hackers.

Jones says the vote tallies are not online and they are “not hackable.” The voting machine memory cards are physically transported from the polling stations to a central location where the votes are then counted.

In the 10 years the city’s Election Board has had the touch-screen voting machines, Jones says there have been no hints of hacking and no unexplained anomalies with the machines.

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