Election Officials Recertify State Voting Machines

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Many electronic voting machines that will
be used in the Nov. 6 election could be susceptible to security
problems, according to a report released Tuesday by Kentucky
Attorney General Greg Stumbo.

Still, Stumbo and Secretary of State Trey Grayson both agreed
there has yet to be a problem in Kentucky and said voters shouldn't
worry.

"It's not cause for alarm," Stumbo said. "There's been no
documented breaches of any of our machines in Kentucky that have
been in use, it's simply precautionary."

Stumbo's report was prompted by studies in California and
Florida that found certain voting machines - some of which are used
in Kentucky - were vulnerable to hackers.

At the University of California, computer experts found that
voting results could be altered. A Florida State University study
also found that some voting machines there had security issues that
could have allowed poll workers to tamper with election results.

Grayson said there were no existing security problems with the
current voting machines in Kentucky.


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