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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 12:34 AM
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75. Not so inefficient except for not-so-close races but...
...it's hard to implement this method.

It requires warm bodies to take random samples of ballots at every precinct and other warm bodies to add up the samples from ALL the precincts on election night, at a time when we don't even know if the voting system itself is doing that correctly. If a problem seems to be found, then there is no clue where to look for additional problems, or even whether it's due to aggregation of precinct samples, whole precincts, or miscounts within the precincts, and if so which precincts.

So there has to be a universal expansion of the audit to see if the discrepancy gets larger or smaller or goes away. There might have to be a full recount ON ELECTION NIGHT. If it's not done at that time, then you have the same chain of custody problem as you have with a post-election audit of whole precincts.

With either audit, there also needs to be an independent check on the precinct aggregation(s).
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