Homeland security official in Pa. on primary day

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A Homeland Security official has met with Pennsylvania officials to discuss election security as voters choose Republican challengers to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey.

Also on tap Tuesday are contested primaries for lieutenant governor and a slew of crowded U.S. House races following Pennsylvania’s court-ordered redrawing of congressional district boundaries.

Chris Krebs, who heads the federal cyber and infrastructure protection unit, met with acting Pennsylvania Secretary of State Robert Torres Tuesday morning.

Pennsylvania was one of the 21 states targeted by the Russians ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

He says he wants to reinforce to the voters in Pennsylvania that “at all levels of government, we take this seriously.”

He says there is no direct threat to voting systems.

A state official says the biggest threat this election day is weather, and urges voters to get out before rain and wind sweep across the state.

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