Hand audit confirms Antrim County election results

ANTRIM COUNTY, Mich. -- A hand audit conducted by election officials from both parties confirmed Antrim County’s certified election results.

“Today’s full audit in Antrim County confirmed the truth and affirmed the facts: Dominion’s voting machines accurately tabulated the votes cast for president in Antrim County,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “It is time for the disinformation campaigns to stop, and for elected and other leaders on both sides of the aisle to unequivocally affirm that the election was secure and accurate.”

The hand count total compared to the machine tabulated total was only off by 12 votes out of 15,718 total votes, the state said.

Previously Certified Results

Trump: 9,748
Biden: 5,960

Hand-Tallied Audit Results (preliminary)

Trump: 9,759
Biden: 5,959

The state says the slight differences were typical of what happens during hand counts

Human counters may not award a vote from a pen mark, but the machine might have counted it as a vote, or vice-versa, the state says

The slight difference confirms the reporting error prior to certification was not related to tabulation, Benson said.

In January, the Bureau of Elections and local and county clerks will complete a statewide risk-limiting audit of the Presidential Election in which a random sample of ballots will be drawn statewide.

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