Optical Scanners “Extremely Accurate” – In MN

Andrew Appel has analysed the official results of the Minnesota recount and pronounced them “Extremely Accurate”, <read>

There were 2,423,851 votes counted.

The recount added a total of 1,528 votes to the candidates, and subtracted a total of 642 votes, for a gross change of 2170 (again, not including absentee ballot qualification). Thus, the “gross” error rate is about 1 in 1000, or a gross accuracy of 99.91%.

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