McCaskill concerned about election security

KMBZ

State officials across the country are examining their security systems after learning that election databases in Illinois and Arizona have been hacked.

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill in Kansas City said she wasn't worried about a leak of voting records, especially after a Missouri judge's ruling that the contents of an absentee ballot is a public record.

"I am not as worried about people determining where you live or whether you voted," McCaskill said. "What I am worried about is making sure that all of our election systems in every state is protected from any kind of intrusion that could change the outcome of an election."

Federal officials believe hackers based in Russia are behind the hacking of databases in two states. The discovery fuels concerns that the Russian government may be trying to interfere in the U.S. presidential election.