Ohio’s election chief stresses secure voting process

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s elections chief is stressing the security of the key battleground state’s electoral process as he seeks to bolster voter confidence ahead of Election Day.

Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted says the state has improved its voter registration data and strengthened its laws, processes and technology.

Husted tells The Associated Press in a recent interview that the state’s election system is “as secure as it’s ever been.”

His comments follow repeated claims from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that the election is rigged against him. Husted’s remarks also come amid concerns of possible voter intimidation at polling places.

Husted says he’s not aware of any credible voter intimidation threat — only political rhetoric. He says voter intimidation won’t be tolerated at the polls.

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