Group wraps up audit of recall, finds no problems
JANESVILLE The Rock County Clerk's office reports that a group of citizens has wrapped up an audit of ballots from the gubernatorial recall election.
The group, which is now calling itself the "Handcount Votes Now!" Coalition, filed open records requests in counties all over the state to hand count June 5 recall election ballots.
The group did one audit of about 5,000 Rock County ballots earlier this month. It returned about a week later to hand count the bulk of Rock County's 60,000 ballots in the recall election.
Its members, who say the group is nonpartisan, are looking for anomalies between hand counts and the electronic vote tallies that counties use to tabulate official election results.
The group has reported no major differences between its hand count and electronic vote tabulation of the recall election in Rock County.
Spokeswoman Margy Lambert wrote in an email sent this week to the Rock County Clerk's Office that the group is officially finished with its audit of Rock County votes.
She called Rock County's official ballot counting protocol to be "exemplary in every regard, with model practices in securing the integrity of the voting process."
Lambert wrote that Stottler established "reasonable protocols" in response to the group's open records request.
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