Hack the vote: Experts say the risk is real

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You should be worried about the November election. Not so much that the candidates you support won’t win, but about the risk that the “winners” may not really be the winners, due to hackers tampering with the results.

Or, that even if the winners really are the winners, there will be enough doubt about it to create political chaos.

This is not tinfoil-hat conspiracy theory. The warnings are coming from some of the most credible security experts in the industry.

Richard Clarke, former senior cybersecurity policy adviser to presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, wrote recently in a post for ABC News that not only are US election systems vulnerable to hacking, but that it would not be difficult to do so.

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