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The public is worried about the integrity of this year's elections, according to a new poll, with Democrats more concerned than Republicans.

Another poll finds voters filled with angst about election security

Another day, another poll finding voters worried about the integrity of this year's election.

This one is from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and it found:

  • 45 percent are extremely or very concerned that foreign governments will tamper with voting systems or election results.
  • 47 percent are extremely or very concerned about foreign governments influencing what Americans think about candidates.
  • 45 percent are extremely or very concerned about foreign governments stealing information from political parties and candidates.
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Only 40 percent of U.S. voters have confidence in the honesty of elections, ranking the country 27th in the world, according to polling by Gallup.

Confidence in the honesty of U.S. elections lags behind other countries

The Russians may not have had much real success hacking our elections. But their efforts, combined with other fears brought on by extreme partisanship, a proliferation of conspiracy theories and a feeling of helplessness, have made a real impact on Americans' confidence in our elections.

A new report published by Gallup finds that only 40 percent of the country has confidence in the honesty of our elections — ranking the United States a distant 27th in the world.

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he Republican colleagues would "rather let Putin win than stand up to President Trump."

Warning of revived Russian meddling gives fresh rationale for election security bills

The fresh warnings from intelligence officials that Russia is again intruding in the presidential race have given congressional Democrats an opening to revive their uphill push for election security legislation.

Several proposals for bolstering American democracy's protections against interference by foreign adversaries have passed the House but are stymied in the Senate, where GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell maintains they're unnecessary and designed by Democrats to get under President Trump's skin.

After news broke Thursday night about the warning delivered to lawmakers by the intelligence community's top election security official — who told them Russia is already at work meddling with the election in hopes of helping Trump win again — Minority Leader Chuck Schumer excoriated the GOP in particularly harsh terms.

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The supervisor of elections in Palm Beach County caused a stir this week when she said the agency's computer system had been hacked during the 2016 election. But Susan Bucher (above), who headed the office then, said that was not true.

Florida fury after fresh claim of a 2016 cyberattack

Just a few weeks before the Florida presidential primary, the elections supervisor for the state's third biggest county has dropped an election security bombshell.

Wendy Sartory Link says she was told the Palm Beach County elections systems were hacked during the 2016 presidential election but the attack was never reported to state or federal authorities.

The claim immediately became embroiled in controversy, however, because the person in charge of the office at the time, Susan Bucher, denied the attack occurred and the agency's former head of information technology won't comment because he is facing unrelated criminal charges.

The contradictory stories have left other political leaders in the state perplexed.

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