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Pennsylvania elections official pushes back on fraud claims

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By MARC LEVY
Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's top elections official says the state's election results cannot be hacked because voting machines and tabulating systems aren't connected to the internet.

Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro Cortes also said Thursday that says claims of voter fraud are without merit and proof in the modern history of the state's elections.

He says every voting machine prints out an audit of votes cast on it during the day, and copies are given to the judge of elections and elected minority and majority inspectors.

Cortes' comments came in response to suggestions by GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and others that Pennsylvania's election results could be rigged, hacked or bent by voter fraud, such as people casting ballots in the name of dead people still on voter rolls.

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