Election security

U.S. Senators, Secretary of the State Discuss Election Security Ahead of Election Day

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NBC Connecticut

Election Day is only a week away and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill discussed election security on Tuesday.

The discussion comes as intelligence officials continue to "sound the alarm on foreign election interference by Russia and others," state officials said in a release.

Blumenthal said he hopes he is wrong, but all signs point to a massive campaign of misinformation and propaganda intended to disrupt the election.

Murphy said everyone should know the laws of the state and have a plan for voting to make sure you vote.

State officials said they also plan to discuss what Connecticut is doing to strengthen the state's cyber defenses and secure the elections, in partnership with the federal government.

The report states it's possible that the outcome of the election may not be known on November 3. "In some states, we may not know the winner on Election Night. That's OK," the report said.

“Accuracy matters. We want to get it right,” Merrill said.

She added that Connecticut is going to have a secure election "that’s going to count every ballot.”

She said they state has enormous checks and balances to protect against fraud.

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Also, Senate Democrats remind residents that voter intimidation is illegal and Murphy said anyone responsible for voter intimidation will be held responsible.

"Federal law prohibits coercing or threatening anyone in order to interfere with their right to vote," they said in part.

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