St. Louis County Election Director Reassures Voters Election Isn’t Rigged

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – While Donald Trump warns of a rigged election and calls for poll watchers, the St. Louis County Election Director is reassuring voters that every precaution is taken to make sure the votes are counted fairly.

Eric Fey says everything is done with both Democratic and Republican observers and none of the equipment, from the voting booths to the tabulating computers, can’t be hacked because they’re not connected to the internet.

“It’s all done is a closed loop with bipartisan team, checks and balances all the way through. That’s been the process in Missouri for a number of years and we feel very confident in it,” he says.

If people want to challenge voters at the polls, they have to be nominated by their county party chairman and approved by the election board. They’re limited to one per party per polling place. So, if any unauthorized person does show up to challenge voters?

“Our election judges are trained on who exactly is allowed in the polling place and if somebody who is unauthorized does go into a polling place, they will be asked to leave,” Fey says.

He says no additional security or law enforcement presence is planned for the Nov. 8th election.

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