Hacking the election: questions and answers

In this Combination of pictures taken on September 26, 2016, Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton face off during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New YorkThe attacks have included breaches of emails of political organizations — blamed on Russia — as well as probes of state voter databases, for which US officials have said they cannot determine the source. Can hackers affect the November election results? “While no system is 100 percent hack-proof, elections in this country are secure, perhaps as secure as they’ve ever been,” David Becker of the Center for Election Innovation & Research told a recent congressional hearing.

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