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Voting machine breaches raise concerns among some

Stephen Fowler
GPB News

Breaches of voting machine data continue to raise concerns for the upcoming midterm elections.

The revelation last week that federal prosecutors are involved in investigations of suspected voting system breaches across the U.S. fuels questions about the security of voting machines just two months before the midterm elections.

Security breaches at election offices in Georgia, Colorado, and Michigan have been sometimes aided by local officials who allowed unauthorized access to people who copied software and hard drive data, and in several cases shared it publicly.

Security experts say a breach in Georgia’s Coffee County presented “serious threats” to the November election.

Security experts say the breaches by themselves have not necessarily increased threats to the November elections, but say they increase the possibility that rogue election workers could access election equipment to launch attacks.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!