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Denise Merrill, the state’s top election official, says she’s heard concerns from citizens about whether all absentee ballots will be counted. Adding more tension is the narrative that President Trump is pushing that casts doubt over the integrity of the election.

We spoke to Secretary Merrill about how confident she is in absentee voting and what Connecticut is doing to ensure a fair and accurate election.

Adam Chiara is an associate professor of communication at the University of Hartford and a multimedia storyteller.