20% is sufficient amount of vote counts to audit to ensure integrity of outcomes in almost all federal elections for most election systems, although it would fall short of ensuring election integrity in small close local races. CT's new proposed audit amount is a vast improvement in the sufficiency of manual audits. This is a terrific step forward by Susan Bysiewicz who also had the smarts to select optical scan voting systems (no DREs) for CT! I am not familiar with the audit procedures being proposed for CT however. It is important that audit procedures be transparent, verifiable, and independent.
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