Following the delayed results in Iowa, Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill promised Tuesday morning that “voters can have confidence" in that state, noting it does not use apps to tally votes.
(TNS) — Mindful of the unfolding voting debacle in Iowa, Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill promised Tuesday morning that “voters can have confidence" in the state.
She was also quick to remind voters that Connecticut does not use apps when it comes to tallying up votes.
“The Iowa Caucus is an excellent reminder of why important elections should be run by trained, skilled, and experienced state and local election administrators, not political parties," Merrill said.
“In Connecticut, voters can have confidence in our elections because we have primaries and general elections that respect the secret ballot, only use paper ballots that undergo a rigorous post-election audit, and are run by election professionals at the state and local level. Although it may take a little longer to report results, Connecticut’s reliance on paper is our best defense against threats to our cybersecurity.”
Merrill further pledged that is working to make sure the fall election is not compromised.
“Last week, I met with the federal Department of Homeland Security’s head of cybersecurity to discuss protecting the integrity of Connecticut’s 2020 election from all threats, foreign and domestic,'' she said. "My office is in constant contact with federal, state, and local officials to ensure that Connecticut’s elections remain free, fair, and safe from interference. Connecticut’s voters should be confident that they can trust the results of our elections.”
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