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The Democratic candidate for Indiana Secretary of State made a campaign stop Friday in Evansville to discuss his two-pronged plan for securing the state's elections.

Jim Harper told the crowd that votes cast in the state should leave a paper trail, which monitors should be required to compare with the electronic results.

"We know that election systems across the country are under attack from Russia and other countries," he said. "Taking common sense steps that experts have confirmed will make our elections more secure is critical."

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Reports of Russian hacking into several states voting systems, including Indiana’s, have recently surfaced.  Monday afternoon, national reports came out of Russian intelligence hacking Florida-based VR Systems. The company operates election software in eight states.