Manual electoral process results in higher voter trust, says pollster

HarrisX CEO Dritan Nesho said on Monday that a manual electoral process results in more of a trust in the process among voters. 

"I wonder if making the voting process more technologically advanced would actually cause voters to lose trust," Nesho told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." "Because of all of the issues with cybersecurity in the technology space."

"So I actually think that the fact that it is a manual process, the fact that you could actually go and have a hand recount on an election is what attributes to the trust and to the legitimacy that the process has," he continued. 

Nesho's comments come after Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) defeated incumbent Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonRepublicans amp up attacks on Tlaib's Holocaust comments The muscle for digital payment Rubio says hackers penetrated Florida elections systems MORE (D-Fla.) in the state's Senate recount battle

The contest ended after a hand recount on Sunday after a machine recount showed the two candidates separated by only about 12,600 votes, or 0.15 points.

Scott was ahead of Nelson by less than one point on Election Night, but as votes started coming in from heavily Democratic Broward and Palm Beach counties, Scott's lead narrowed considerably. 

Republicans, including Scott and President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls for Republicans to be 'united' on abortion Tlaib calls on Amash to join impeachment resolution Facebook temporarily suspended conservative commentator Candace Owens MORE, raised the prospect of election fraud as the recount took place, while Democrats used a series of federal lawsuits to challenge the state's voting laws.

Nelson conceded defeat over the weekend as did Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, who lost a close election to Republican Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisTrump officials not sending migrants to Florida after backlash Dem criticizes newest calendars for Trump Interior chief as 'fake' GOP gov pushes back on Trump plan to send migrants to Florida counties MORE.

— Julia Manchester