Dem pollster says voters will be more concerned about election security in 2020

A Democratic pollster predicted in an interview that aired Tuesday that voters will be more aware of potential hacking attempts in the 2020 presidential election than in previous cycles.

"I think it's not top-of-mind for voters, but I think you want your vote to be secure, especially with everything we've heard from coming out of 2016 with the Russians," Pia Nargundkar, a senior associate at ALG Research, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking." 

"I think voters are going to be more worried about it this cycle than they have in the past."

A survey conducted in the run-up to the November midterm elections showed broad concern about election security.

Nearly eight in 10 Americans said they were at least somewhat concerned about the potential hacking of election systems, according to the poll from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

The U.S. intelligence community concluded in 2017 that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 presidential elections through social media and hacking.

The Democratic National Committee disclosed in a court filing last month that it was likely also targeted after the November midterm elections.

The DNC filed a lawsuit last year alleging that the Russian government, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks conspired to help President Trump win the 2016 election.

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— Julia Manchester