The bottom line is that the Riverside County ROV produced a spreadsheet entitled Ballot Reconciliation Spreadsheet and sent it to the audit firm on December 11, 2008 (9 days after the election was certified). It listed the number of Counted Polling Place Paper Ballots (PPPBs) as 249,658. Several days later, on December 16th, the ROV sent an “updated” count of the counted PPPBs, this time the number was 269,588 for an increase of 19,930 ballots counted. And this increase took place after the election was certified as full, true and correct. Once an election is certified, there should be no changes in the count of ballots.
My efforts to get an explanation from the ROV for this phenomenon so far have been met with a curt “I think you know the answer…”
Please leave a comment on the Desert Sun Web site after reading the article. I’m sorry, but I don’t “know the answer”. Numbers shouldn’t change after certification.