Could someone hack Wisconsin's election results?

Posted at 4:17 PM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 18:23:21-04

WAUKESHA -- Comments of a 'rigged system' by Donald Trump have raised questions over our state's ability to ensure your vote counts.

We asked the Waukesha County Clerk and Milwaukee's Election Commission director, who say it would be impossible to hack into our elections.

That's because our votes are electronically counted in a "closed system," which means the voting machines are never connected to the Internet.

"So you're not able to get into the election results software, tamper or change the election results," said Neil Albrecht, Milwaukee Election Commission director.

"It would be impossible to hack into our system," said Kathleen Novack, Waukesha County clerk.

Novack adds that even if hackers somehow got in, each vote is audited by hand with a member of each party present; to witness that all votes match the results of each election.