Audit Confirms Accuracy of Voting Machines

LINCOLN (AP) - Nebraska's Secretary of State says a recent audit has shown the accuracy of voting machines in the state.
 John Gale said in a news release Friday that the audit confirmed results from the November 2012 general election. The audit examined ballots from 29 randomly selected precincts in 19 counties across the state. The ballots, which represent two percent of the state's total, were compared to results from the optical scanning equipment. More than 14,000 ballots were hand counted.In 25 of the precincts, there were no differences between the voting machine and the hand count. The audit showed a few instances of poll worker error, where workers tried to rerun damaged ballots. Similar audits have been conducted after every statewide election in Nebraska since 2008.