Friday, October 21, 2016
Kern County Grand Jury: No way to rig election
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County Grand Jury on Thursday made an effort to dispel the notion that the election could be rigged.
Donald Trump has repeatedly warned of a "rigged" election.
The Grand Jury recently met with election officials and said there's no way to rig a vote count in Kern County.
"Every possible scenario that was asked was met with a complete and logical process to prevent fraud," reads a news release from the Grand Jury.
Voting machines aren't connected to the Internet, and voting machines can't be programmed to select a particular candidate because of the names appear in different orders on different ballots.
Signature-matching prevents fraud with mail-in ballots, according to the Grand Jury.
The vote counting process is recorded on video to prevent wrongdoing, and staffers from both political parties are invited to observe the process.
October 20, 2016
By Bakersfield Now staff