Biden cyber official says ‘elections are not over when the polling places close’

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A top Biden administration cyber official is warning that the election will not end when the polling places close on Election Day and that glitches will happen but people should not be concerned.

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Jen Easterly urged voters this week to have patience on Election Day and not ascribe human errors at polling places to criminals intending to disrupt the midterm elections.

“Elections are not over when the polling places close,” Ms. Easterly said at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event. “There’s so much work to be done to ensure that there is reconciliation of provisional ballots, counting of absentee ballots, military votes, there’s canvassing at the state, local, county level, and so sometimes it takes days, sometimes it takes weeks to certify those elections.”

Ms. Easterly’s agency is responsible for federal cyber defense and risk management, including for election …

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