Illinois secure in election readiness despite database hack

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CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois election officials insist that the recent hack into state voter rolls doesn't pose a threat to the Nov. 8 election and shouldn't undermine confidence in the results.

And even though GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has talked about a "rigged" election, most experts say large-scale voter fraud isn't possible.

Illinois State Board of Elections general counsel Ken Menzel says the cyberattack on Illinois' database prompted more anxiety than any claims about a fixed election. He says some 90,000 names may have been viewed by hackers out of 8 million names of active Illinois voters registered.

He says voting machines aren't online, so the hackers weren't going to be able to change or delete votes. He says the chief concern was that the hackers were engaging in standard identity theft.