Federal help provided 46 US states to secure voting data

In the run-up to the November 8 elections, the US Department of Homeland Security is providing security assistance to 46 states and 35 counties and local election agencies to protect voter data against hackers. Some states have already experienced cyber intrusion. Hackers raiding voting stations’ data bases could disrupt the election, create havoc by altering or deleting voter registration information – or even steal  information on individual voters with criminal intent for identity theft or other financial crimes.

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