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Poll: Majority of Americans don't trust US elections

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
A supporter of a Democratic congressional candidate talks to a campaign volunteer after a campaign rally on October 24, 2018 in Modesto, California. (Photo by AFP)

A majority of people in the United States doubt the country’s election systems as being secure ahead of midterm congressional elections.

A survey from 10,683 adults from Sept. 24 to Oct. 7 released on Monday found that about 55 percent of respondents were either not too, or not at all, confident that the systems are secure.

About 45 percent of respondents were at least somewhat confident that US election systems are secure, and only 8 percent said they were very confident in the security of the systems, according to the survey by Pew Research.

The survey showed that based on party lines, 59 percent of Republicans or respondents leaning toward the GOP were very or somewhat confident in the security of the systems, while just 34 percent of Democrats or those leaning Democratic had trust in US election systems.

The survey also found respondents had significant concerns about Russia interfering in upcoming elections and echoed earlier polls about concerns over the Kremlin's interference.

According to an Ipsos poll published in July, a majority of Americans believe Russian meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

Since then US officials have determined that Russia accessed a number of voter rolls during the 2016 elections; however, they say there is no evidence that there was any actual vote tampering.

US officials claim they have currently taken all the necessary steps to secure future elections.

They say collaborations are taking place between all governmental departments in an unprecedented level.

Pundits say the upcoming midterm congressional elections, which are scheduled for November 6, are decisive and may determine the fate of the presidency.

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