The entire Means of Election Audits

Whereas a recount is either triggered by a close margin or a request by one of the candidates, an audit is conducted simply as a matter of course (though an audit could, in theory, lead to a recount if improprieties are found in the process). While the evidence is clear that millions of ineligible voters are capable of casting ballots each year in our elections, Democrats have no interest in correcting this. “If the audit finds anything that makes it clear that there might have been an error or problem… There were many allegations about hacking of Georgia’s voting-machine computers in the November 2020 election-accusations about who owned the company that made the voting machines, accusations about who might have hacked into the computers. The groups might go to court. The Presidential Commission was set up in order to investigate “voter impersonation, vote buying, non-citizen voting, dead voters, felon voting, fraudulent addresses, registration fraud, elections officials fraud, and duplicate voting” said the Government Accountability Institute. President Trump handed the investigation over to the Department of Homeland Security(DHS) and now Democrats will have a hard time blocking the investigation into voter fraud, which a recent Pew research study suggests is rampant.

Despite two independent audits that found no evidence of fraud, and despite the state already certifying the 2020 election results an “audit” of the more than two million ballots cast in Maricopa County, Ariz., is currently underway. The presidential commission uncovered 45,880 voters who cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election who were more than 115 years old, many of whom were born before 1700. These numbers are vastly under-reported because of the commission’s inability to get states under a democratic stronghold to comply with voter information request. The state of Wisconsin had a large discrepancy in their voter counts, where Donald Trump was in the lead, but by November 5, 2020, 143,000 ballots were tallied in an overnight ballot drop, favoring Joe Biden. But last week it was revealed that a now-deleted Twitter account appearing to belong to CEO Doug Logan had shared memes in support of unfounded conspiracy theories casting doubt on President Joe Biden’s victory. Republican lawmakers from Pennsylvania will reportedly meet with members of the Arizona legislature this week and tour the site of the Maricopa County general election audit, which is being overseen by the Arizona Senate. In a statement posted on the Arizona audit Twitter account, he said: “My testimony on May 19th before the AZ Senate is being taken out of context by some media outlets.

At least two members of the canvass board of the county observe the audit, and members of the canvass board may serve as members of the audit board. 7:10 p.m. | The DeKalb Board of Registration and Elections said it will hold a special-called meeting on Friday, Nov. 20 at 8:30 a.m. In the article, he and fellow board member Philip Stark laid out a simple method in which auditing a “surprisingly few” ballots could ensure 95 percent confidence that every state’s results are correct. In statistical terms, each of these different methods of turnout projection can produce a “bias”, which is likely to contaminate the results of all the pollsters that use it in a similar way. Arlo supports ballot polling, batch comparison, ballot comparison, or hybrid audit methods. The initial version of Arlo has support for pilot post-election audits across the country, including several from this month’s elections. CISA says it has teamed up with election officials and their private sector partners to support their efforts in improving post-election auditing in future elections. Election officials in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Missouri, Virginia, Ohio, and Georgia are among the partners of the pilot program, but some additional partners will be revealed within the following weeks.

Why Are All the Experts Such Dopes? Arlo, the VotingWorks tool to run RLAs, is flexible and supports any jurisdiction as long as there are paper ballots. Running a risk-limiting audit can vary from state to state, depending on the proportion of mail ballots and the type of scanning equipment used. State and local jurisdictions can also use a hosted Software-as-a-Service version of the tool, for a fee. Hobbs, last Wednesday, sent a letter to the Senate’s liaison to its recount contractor, former Secretary of State Ken Bennett, formally laying out a series of problems with the policies. The Arizona Mirror reported last week that other firms involved with state Senate Republicans’ audit have their own ties to the Stop the Steal movement. When Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicated last Friday some 13 Russians for trolling the Internet as the only evidence of “Russian Collusion” he could find after months of investigation that spent millions of dollars in taxpayer funds, the intelligence operative known as QAnon posted a preview of the DNI, DHS, and FBI conclusions. “I just think it’s routine good practice,” he told Vocativ on Friday.

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