Local election audits report 100% accuracy


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LIMA — The Ohio Secretary of State’s office announced last week that the post-election audits conducted by the Allen, Auglaize and Putnam County Boards of Elections all reported 100% accuracy ratings.

To gauge how accurate ballot counts, a percentage sampling of three different races are counted and double-checked to ensure that machine results match paper ballots. Each county re-counted over 5% of the ballots, and no errors were found locally.

Total results in Ohio show a 99.98% accuracy rating overall in the presidential election.

“Early last year we set a clear mission — that Ohio voters would be confident their voice was heard in an honest election,” Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said in a press release. “The incredible accuracy of the results as reflected in the post-election audits should make every Ohioan proud not only of their bipartisan election officials, but of the system we have in place. Ohio ran a fair and accurate election.”

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