Local voting districts seen as crucial to election security
November 5, 2017
CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — Last November, election officials in a small Rhode Island town were immediately suspicious when results showed 99 percent of voters had turned down a noncontroversial measure about septic systems.
It turned out that an oval on the electronic ballot was misaligned ever so slightly and had thrown off the tally. The measure actually had passed by a comfortable margin.
The scary part: The outcome might never have raised suspicion had the results not been so lopsided.
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