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SC thinks about election security as polls open

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Absentee voters head to the polls for SC Republican Presidential Primary. (FOX Carolina/ Feb. 19, 2016) Absentee voters head to the polls for SC Republican Presidential Primary. (FOX Carolina/ Feb. 19, 2016)
Donald Trump claimed the election is "rigged" against him Donald Trump claimed the election is "rigged" against him
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

With a heated general election only a few weeks away, South Carolina elections officials said they have "elevated concerns" about security at polling places, but they still expect a civil and non-violent election day. 

This after the firebombing of a Republican office in North Carolina, and comments from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggesting the election is "rigged" against him.   

We spoke with Greenville County elections officials who say workers will be extra-vigilant, but there will be no additional security. 

"Like everybody in the country we are trying to be more aware of our surroundings. And that's the only thing we are telling our poll workers and our voters...just be aware of your surroundings," said Greenville Co. Elections Director Conway Belangia. 

SC State Elections Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire told FOX Carolina recent active shooter trainings at several elections offices are not specifically for Election Day. 

To the allegation the election is rigged, state officials say "not in South Carolina." They told FOX Carolina voting equipment isn't connected to the internet or a phone line, and can't be hacked in any way. 

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