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Army of Citizen Auditors Keeping Eyes on Nov. 3 Election

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President Trump wants law-enforcement officers watching polling stations come election day.

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That decision is one way to show how Trump views our democracy.

Fortunately, two nonprofit organizations offer us another vision of how democracy can work. One group created an app that helps people document vote totals at polling stations. The second organization puts that app to good use.

Democracy Counts, a hi-tech start-up based in San Diego, forms part of the team. The group created an "Actual Vote" app, which is available for free at the Apple App Store. It will also be at the Google Play Store soon.

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Citizen auditors used the app in March and August in Broward County, the second most-populous county in the third most-populous state, to record polling tapes that are displayed at polling stations after voting ends.

The volunteers, part of Citizens Audit of Broward, in Florida, found discrepancies in the vote totals government officials made public after both primary elections. This is what an OpEdNews article revealed after the March presidential primary:

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