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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Voting procedures in Tennessee are secure
Tennessee's top election officials say the integrity of voting procedures in the state are secure against cyber attack. Secretary of State Tre Hargett and state Elections Coordinator Mark Goins told Senate State and Local Government Committee members that Tennessee wasn't among the 21 states the U.S. Department of Homeland Security notified late last year about attempted breaches of their systems by Russians in the 2016 elections. An investigation is underway into allegations that Russian hackers tried to sway the presidential election to their candidate, Donald Trump. Goins and Hargett said federal officials initially wouldn't share information about attacks with Tennessee and other states. However Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security personnel have since provided training for Tennessee election officials. President Trump has alleged voter fraud by undocumented residents based on the CrossChecks program, but a group of academics last year found that program registered a number of "false positives." Other studies found no evidence of fraudulent voting Goins said Tennessee works to verify what CrossCheck sends to Tennessee. During the 2016 election, Republican officials' purges of infrequent voters in Tennessee and other states, triggered complaints that their efforts disenfranchised legitimate voters. Complainants sued Ohio and won in the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Tennessee. That case is now before the U.S. Supreme Court.


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