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Illinois Board of Elections Assures Voters Of Ballot Box Integrity

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The Illinois State Board of Elections is assuring voters of the integrity of the ballot box.  This comes as Donald Trump continues to claim that the election is "rigged."

Assistant Director Jim Tenuto says tampering with electronic voting machines or coordinating a statewide effort to cheat would be difficult.  

"The elections are governed by the 109 election authorities. Each one uses different systems. some use the same. But there's no uniform system. So to rig an election, you'd almost have to be involved with each of the 109 election jurisdictions, or certain select ones."

Board of Elections servers were breached, presumably by a foreign entity, in June.   Tenuto says the board is certain voters' records weren't altered, and the issue is remedied.