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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-08 12:57 AM
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24. That's exactly what I'm saying
Edited on Mon Oct-06-08 01:00 AM by garybeck
this is how it worked in 2006 in vermont:

(see )

11/7 Election night - precicts announce their poll tape results publicly (to media)
11/13 Canvass Report issued from SoS
11/14 Audit took place
(I am not sure what date the SoS issued results of the audit)
11/13-15 Date files were last saved that currently show official results on SoS website
11/17 Last day for a candidate to ask for recount
12/1 Date of Official results currently showing on website (actual file was last edited 11/29)

so losing candidate had approx. 1 day to consider audit results and decide what to do (with no automatic triggers).

and again I ask the question - when here are results "certified?" Is it when the official results are posted on the website? It seems we don't use the word "certified" in our state.

Now consider that this year, the audit will take place "no later than 30 days after the election".

(see: )

Let's just say for the sake of argument that it takes place 29 days after the election. If we look at 2006 as a model, the official results should be posted by then.

which is why I believe the audit should take place as soon as possible after the election. I say, do it on election night, or the next day. Our state is so small we're only talking about 4 precincts.

this is just one problem we're facing here. we also have no trigger. even if the audit turns up large discrepancies, there is no assurance anything will be done. not to mention we have no guarantee that the presidential race will even be audited. on election night the SoS will decide which 2 out of 8 state-wide races will be audited.
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