Wisconsin elections official says no security concerns

Presidential election recount

MADISON — A Wisconsin state elections official says despite concerns over security, no problems were detected in last month’s election or the just-completed presidential recount.

Elections supervisor Ross Hein reported at a Wisconsin Elections Commission meeting on Wednesday that all election applications, including the commission’s website, all worked smoothly. He says “we saw none” of the security issues they were on guard for before the election.

Hein says, “Certainly we are happy with how the election was administered.”

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein requested a recount in Wisconsin, citing possible concerns about the security of the vote. But Stein had no evidence of wrongdoing and state and local elections officials have repeatedly said they saw no evidence that voting machines were hacked or otherwise compromised.