WUOMFM

American election process “extremely secure,” says Michigan elections director

Sep 9, 2016

Lately, there have been a lot of allegations of funny business within American politics. 

According to Chris Thomas, the "clunky" nature of the American election process actually lends to its security.
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has repeatedly said that the elections could be rigged. And there have been a lot of concerns that the Russians hacked the Democratic Party's emails. 

The next logical question for many people is, if both those things are true, what's to keep the election results from being hacked?

To talk about voter fraud and the security of the elections process in Michigan, we turned to Chris Thomas, Michigan elections director at the Secretary of State's office. 

So, how secure are elections in Michigan? In short, "extremely secure," Thomas told us. 

Listen to our full conversation above for more. 

(Subscribe to the Stateside podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or with this RSS link)