Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly raised the specter of a “rigged election,” and it appears he is not alone. A recent poll by the University of Delaware found that residents are concerned about the integrity of the voting process: 66 percent of the 900 respondents said they were either somewhat or very concerned about voter fraud; 61 percent are worried about the election “being rigged,” and 75 percent are worried about hackers breaking into the computers of state election systems. “If Americans don’t trust our electoral process, where are we?” said State Elections Commissioner Elaine Manlove. “I don’t like to see people in positions of authority saying these things that undermine what we’re trying to do.” She and other state election officials maintain there are numerous safeguards are in place.
… It is theoretically possible that poll workers or elections department employees could manipulate the results. But Manlove argues it would be virtually impossible to coordinate tampering that would be widespread enough to affect the results of an election, particularly a national contest like the one for president.
“There’s all kinds of different voting equipment, and every place has its own system. We’re rare in that we have a statewide elections department — in most states, it’s different county by county or even town by town,” Manlove said. “There are so many bosses that it would be amazing, almost impossible to get everybody together to rig a vote. I really don’t think you could do it, even if somebody wanted to try.”
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