Georgia recount: Voting machines audit finds no hack

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Tuesday an audit of the state's voting machines found no evidence of tampering.
Georgia's recount process discovered more than 2,400 votes that weren't counted in Floyd County due to an optical scanner error. Photo by Tami Chappell/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 17 (UPI) --

Raffensperger said in a statement announcing the completion of the audit that there was "no sign of foul play."

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He ordered Pro V&V, a U.S. Election Assistance Commission-certified testing laboratory, to conduct the audit on a random sample of Dominion Voting Systems machines statewide, which used forensic techniques and verification processes to confirm no tampering, cyberattacks or election hacking.

"Pro V&V found no evidence of the machines being tampered," the secretary of state's office said.

"We are glad but not surprised that the audit of the state's voting machines was an unqualified success," Raffensperger said in a statement. "Election security has been a top priority since day one of may administration. We have partnered with the Department of Homeland Security, the Georgia Cyber Center, Georgia Tech security experts, and wide range of other election security experts around the state and country so Georgia voters can be confident that their vote is safe and secure."

President-Elect Joe Biden led incumbent President Donald Trump by more than 14,000 votes in Georgia after the Nov. 3 election, leading to projections that he will win Georgia's 16 electoral votes. However, Biden's lead was within a 0.5% margin of Trump, triggering a…
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