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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-10 10:44 PM
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24. A 10% audit of each and every machine...
...might not find problems with any particular machine, but might find problems with the overall election results. But to do that, you have to aggregate all the audit results and compare the total to the election results. And you have to make sure that each 10% sample is truly random. Not as easy as it seems, but it might be possible.

Also, 10% would not be enough for smaller elections with small victory margins like the one we're discussing in this thread. As with whole-precinct audits, effectiveness depends on the number of units audited -- not the percentage. Small elections have fewer ballots. 10% of them is a smaller audit. That doesn't provide a small enough margin of error to tell who won.
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