Election hacking puts focus on paperless voting machines

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ATLANTA (AP) - As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, 1 in 5 Americans will be casting their ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes.

That worries cybersecurity experts, who say the lack of a hard copy makes it difficult to double-check the results for signs of manipulation.

Many election officials say they are confident in their paperless voting machines.

In many jurisdictions, the multimillion-dollar cost of switching to equipment that produces a paper record is a hurdle.

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