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Election Day

Election Day is less than a month away and many people are still undecided when it comes to who they are going to vote for. But for many people this is the least of their worries. There has been a string of embarrassing internal emails from the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee trickling out through Wikileaks. Russia remains the chief suspect in these hacks and some voters are starting to wonder if their votes could be hacked into as well.

With votes being cast on touch-screen computer systems many question the safety of their vote. Richard Forno, from the University of Maryland, says that such a hack is possible, but highly unlikely. Yet, there are those that feel going back to paper based ballots is the answer. Sure, it would take longer to count but the voting would be more secure and there would be no threat of a possible hack.

Forno urges voters to push aside their fears and to trust the system. Find out what you really need to be worried about for this upcoming presidential election. Listen to the full interview on BYUradio here.

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