paper ballots + post election precertification audits and recounts
Florida is just plain anti transparency.
The audits should be by volunteers or the public and not an audit firm. Dent managed to come up with an impossibly high figure to hire an accounting firm to conduct the audit, and used that as an argument against audits.
I don't know enough about the audit to know whether the bids were jacked up, but at first glance "under $200,000" does look a lot higher than when audits are conducted by election staff -- never mind volunteers.
5. Our audits in NC cost very little, but we have regular folks do them. you have seen the report
Although our audits are not perfect, they take just a few hours (per county) after an election. The cost is little, and some counties jack up the cost (because they hate audits) and some make the cost very little (because they accept the mandate).
Regular folks, volunteers are recruited to perform the audits which are done in public by two separate teams who each recount a randomly selected precinct or in some cases an early voting site.
Wake Co audited an entire early voting site in 2008.
Some election officials seem scared to death of hand counts because they think that it's insanely hard to get the same result twice. But with a good approach, it isn't so hard -- and one-off errors shouldn't be a show-stopper anyway.
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