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Vermont election officials hold annual audit

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

Vermont elections officials, with the help of a private company, got an up close look at how six towns voted on Election Day.

The annual election audit is part of state law. The towns of Alburgh, Hartland, Highgate, Huntington, Rutland Town, and Vernon were randomly selected this year. Scanning machines re-tabulate thousands of ballots. Officials can automatically pick out and zoom in on irregular ones to try to determine voter intent. With claims by the president-elect this week of voter fraud in some states including New Hampshire, Secretary of State Jim Condos says the audit is especially important.

"We've increased the number of towns that we do by 50 percent and we've gone from doing two races per town to all races per town, we really have a better feel for what the intent is of the voter," said Condos. 

Condos says there were no major discrepancies in Tuesday's audit.

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