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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 12:51 PM
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21. Hmmm, I said...
3) A statistically significant number of random audits must be conducted after the election in which electronic totals are compared to hand-counted totals. In the case of discrepancies between digital counts and manual counts, an expanded audit is mandated to discover the scope of the discrepancy and determine the reason. In the case of any difference between digital counts and manual counts, the manual count shall be presumed accurate, unless evidence of ballot tampering can be demonstrated.


Quoting from the statue as written (NC GS 163‑182.2. Initial counting of official ballots. :

State Board shall provide a process for selecting district or local ballot items to adequately sample the electorate. The sample chosen by the State Board shall be of full precincts, full counts of absentee ballots, and full counts of one‑stop early voting sites. The size of the sample of each category shall be chosen to produce a statistically significant result and shall be chosen after consultation with a statistician. The actual units shall be chosen at random. In the event of a material discrepancy between the electronic or mechanical count and a hand‑to‑eye count, the hand‑to‑eye count shall control, except where paper ballots or records have been lost or destroyed or where there is another reasonable basis to conclude that the hand‑to‑eye count is not the true count. If the discrepancy between the hand‑to‑eye count and the mechanical or electronic count is significant, a complete hand‑to‑eye count shall be conducted.


What part did I miss?



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