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Ohio's Secretary Of State Says There Is No Vote Rigging In The Buckeye State

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
Ohio Public Radio
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been talking a lot lately about voter fraud and the possibility of a rigged election. This is what the Republican who is in charge of Ohio’s voting system thinks about his party’s standard bearer’s assertions.

Secretary of State Jon Husted says there are very few cases of voter fraud in Ohio, and adds there are checks and balances to prevent the state’s voting system from being rigged. Still, Husted says he’ll still vote for Trump.

“I wish he would not do these kinds of things that I think undermine his campaign and his message.”

Husted says Ohio’s votes are counted in a transparent bipartisan way. He says each polling place is staffed by Republicans and Democrats. And there’s a paper trail on votes that will serve as a backup if needed.

Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.