Vt. official: Optical scanners pass audit easily
Secretary of state Jim Condos says his office led a random audit of the machines by handing counting the votes they tabulated in Barre Town, Brandon, Essex and Newfane.
Condos says a deviation between the machine and hand counts of 1 to 2 percent is considered acceptable, and the Vermont results deviated by well less than 1 percent.
Condos says the audit shows the machines are an accurate method of counting ballots.
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