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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:10 PM
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98. why I like Simon's method
my state of vermont is small... there are less than 200 precincts I think. So to audit 2% of the precincts means a whopping total 4 precincts get audited. Some of the precincts are VERY small. I'd much rather see every precincts have to count 10% of their ballots on election night. But I agree, Simon's method is not getting the recognition it needs to be considered for a bill.

I would almost guarantee our Sec of State has no idea what risk based audits are. (I've also seen it called "risk-limiting"). I wrote to her a few weeks ago and asked what the confidence level of our audit will be. They said they have no idea. How did they decide that 2% is what we need? They just guessed.
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