The House State Government Committee held a hearing Monday to discuss lingering issues with Pennsylvania’s election system. Committee chair Daryl Metcalfe raised concerns about non-citizens being able to vote after the Department of State found that thousands of potential non-citizens… were registered due to a technical glitch. “All of the talk about Russia’s interference with our elections. there’s real interference with our elections by foreign nationals in the state of Pennsylvania and those foreign nationals are here legally, but registering illegally,” Metcalfe said.
In 2016, Pennsylvania was one of 21 states targeted by Russian hackers. Despite that, Dauphin County Bureau of Elections director Jerry Feaser says he’s confident in the current system’s security.
“It’s offline. None of the election systems that actually record the official results are connected to the internet in any way, so, they’re very secure,” Feaser said.