Top GOP state lawmaker says he didn’t mean to disinform voters

Election offers ‘cauldron of opportunity’ for bad actors, NJ director of Homeland Security warns

With five days to go before the election, officials are in a last-ditch effort to ward off misinformation campaigns and cyberthreats to election security. Voters report receiving fake robocalls, text messages and emails with false information about their ballots or ability to vote. The stakes are high this year. Record turnout and still plenty of time to cast a vote. The state expects more than 3 million ballots to be returned by the end of Oct. 29; that’s 75% of the voter turnout from the 2016 presidential election. Experts say there are ways to guard against bots and hackers. Correspondent Michael Hill has the story on what you need to know.

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