State feels safe from vote hacks: No link to internet

The state’s top election official dismissed the possibility of computer hackers tampering with the November elections amid rising national concerns of cyber threats to voting integrity.

Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill and a top computer expert from University of Connecticut said Wednesday that the state’s optical scan machines are not vulnerable largely because they are not connected to the internet, and because the high-tech devices use old-fashioned paper ballots.


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