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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 06:13 PM
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13. Looking at their audits, I'm not sure they would catch the problem
at least not in time:

"The audit must occur within five days of the completion of the county canvass."

This is a big problem. We have the same problem here in Vermont. It's crazy to conduct an audit after the canvass report. The canvass report should include the audit results.

It's a little unclear to me exactly what point an election is "certified." But in Vermont it seems the canvass report pretty much lays it down. there are a few days after that, during which a candidate can ask for a recount, and then that's it.

So conducting an audit after the canvass report is issued, seems only to diminish the importance of the audit.

Not to mention, we've seen candidates get sworn in on election night... well before the audit or canvass report.

In this NM case, the audit would be taking place well after election night, well after the presidential election is conceded.

The point is, there need to be GOOD audits, not just any audit. A flat 2% audit taking place after the canvass report is not ideal.

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