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Orange County, California plans audit of 2020 presidential election ballots

Orange County, California plans audit of 2020 presidential election ballots

Meanwhile, Republicans in Arizona and Michigan are demanding audits of ballots.

Orange County, California plans to conduct a voluntary audit of its 2020 presidential election ballots to ensure the integrity of results.

The risk-limiting audit is not required under California law, the Orange County registrar of voters said, but the procedure is meant to provide “strong statistical evidence” that the outcome of the election is correct.

“Conducting a risk-limiting audit is an excellent way to audit elections and provide an important check on the integrity of the election process,” Registrar Neal Kelley said in a news release. “This is a valuable opportunity to utilize the enhanced auditing capability of Orange County’s voting system, while at the same time ensuring that the outcomes are true and correct.”

The routine audit is not being done in response to allegations of fraud levied by President Donald Trump.


More than 1.53 million O.C. residents cast ballots in the election, the largest volume in Orange County’s 131-year history. It correlated to a turnout of 86.6% percent. Kelley said if it reaches 87%, it will be a record.

On the other hand, vote fraud is a concern in at least two swing states.

Two Republican state lawmakers in Michigan requested an election audit, alleging anomalies and citing affidavits filed in lawsuits challenging the vote-counting process in Detroit and other areas of the state.

State Sens. Lana Theis and Tom Barrett hand-delivered a letter to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, “urging” her for an official audit before the State Board of Canvassers certifies the 2020 presidential election results.

“Every citizen deserves to have faith in the integrity of the election process and its outcome,” Theis and Barrett wrote in the letter, according to FOX 2 Detroit. “It is our responsibility, as elected public servants, to assure the people of Michigan of the process’s integrity through complete transparency and the faithful investigation of any allegations of wrongdoing, fraud, or abuse.”

Additionally, the Arizona Republican Party is suing Maricopa County election officials to try to force an additional hand count of ballots in a way the party argues would “potentially result in a more precise sampling of votes.”

County election officials must perform hand count audits using a random sampling of ballots to ensure the accuracy of electronic counts. The Maricopa County Elections Department already has completed one for the general election, officials said Monday, and it matched electronic counts exactly.

State law indicates officials should audit ballots from two county precincts or 2% of county precincts, whichever is greater, but that assumes a precinct-based model, where voters are assigned specific polling places they must use to cast their votes. For the 2020 general election, Maricopa County instead used vote centers, which were open to any voter throughout the county.


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Meanwhile, the national GOPe is …. nowhere to be found. Perhaps they are washing their flags of surrender so they will shine a bright white in the glow of CNN’s cameras.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | November 14, 2020 at 4:13 pm

Please refer to what this is:


Sidney Powell Discusses Election Investigations of Dominiom Voting Equipment…

California is wanting to make sure their illegals vote count?

What happened in Orange County? Did a Republican win something?

    CapeBuffalo in reply to txvet2. | November 14, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    You got it. Last election with massive vote harvesting by the Dems saw Republicans losing when they should not. I think the Republicans learned how to sow and harvest by his time around.

“County election officials must perform hand count audits using a random sampling of ballots to ensure the accuracy of electronic counts.”

This should be REQUIRED for every single state that uses electronically scanned paper ballots, particularly since the Dominion software includes an option as a feature to ‘bias’ votes counted by a set percentage toward one candidate. (still a little fuzzy why that would ever be needed)

    Milhouse in reply to georgfelis. | November 14, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Who says it includes such a feature? It would never be needed, so it makes no sense for it to be included. It sounds to me like something made up on infowars or gatewaypundit, with not a shred of evidence for it. Like the completely false claims that Dominion’s CEO is Pelosi’s former chief of staff, or that Richard Blum owns 60% of it.

    The OC “audit” is simply a way to ascertain what went wrong there. The Dems were supposed to win in OC, just as they did in 2018. However, a single Representative position went to a Republican. The PTB want to know why.

    Now, it is doubtful that the electronic vote counting machines actually changed the outcome of the election. From published reports, the vote anomalies were small. However, they would have been a reliable means of adding a little insurance by padding the votes for Biden while reducing the votes for Trump.

    In the case of the current election, it appears that any significant vote fraud was done the old fashioned way, through physical means; fraudulent voters, fraudulent votes, double counting and similar means. And, it was done in a very few select locations, which are totally controlled by the Dems and have large enough populations to hide the fraud. The problem is, the fraud needed to win was simply too large to be done unnoticed.

Who decides the “random sample” in Arizona? If I’m a Democrat interested in furthering vote fraud, making sure the sample is not random is easy, especially if who and how the sample was created is a black box.