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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, December 20:

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Statehouse News Bureau

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said repeatedly that he thinks the voting system could be rigged. And recently, the FBI raised questions about hackers trying to disrupt voting systems in Arizona and Illinois. 

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says his office works with law enforcement to test the integrity of electronic voting machines. But even if someone were able to hack into those machines, Husted says there would be a backup way to verify votes.

“Every vote has a paper trail attached to it.”