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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 06:55 AM
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5. Jefferson County Recount Info (I was there)
The 3% sample for the recount was NOT random, the precincts were pre-chosen. (BOE Director said she wanted a precinct from the Northern, the Central, and the Southern part of the county, and she had them picked the week before.)

The hand count and the machine count MATCHED on the recount (it differed from the Certified Election Day Count by 1 vote.) So no, there was no manual recount of all precincts because it wasn't required according to the law.

Let me know if you want more information.

<<Jefferson County (Punch Cards, Triad Tabulator) **
Appears they may have done a random sample of precincts that were approx. 3 percent of total votes. But the precincts were preselected without recount observer participation. Hand count differed from machine count by 1 vote. Poll workers separated by undervotes, overvotes, and o.k. votes on the presidential column. Onseveral occasions, hanging chads were knocked clear by poll workers or their supervisors. The actual undervotes for the county decreased by 5 ballots, based on the recount computer tabulation. It is not stated whether a decision was made to do manual recount of all precincts, but apparently not.>>
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