Kim L. Ward

State auditor to study security of Pennsylvania voter rolls

Pennsylvania's elected governmental watchdog announced Monday a team from his agency will take a closer look at the state's voter registration records to make sure they are accurate and safe from outside interference before the 2020 presidential election.

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said his investigation was prompted by findings from federal intelligence agencies that Russian hackers had targeted Pennsylvania and 20 other states ahead of the 2016 presidential contest.

He said the review, to be done "as soon as possible," will study the Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors, including its security measures, the accuracy of its records and the quality of its...