Vermont election results certified Tuesday

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Published: Nov. 10, 2020 at 7:37 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 10, 2020 at 5:35 PM EST
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermonters officially smashed voter turnout records by almost 50,000 votes.

State election and party officials certified election results Tuesday. Officials say 372,000 Vermonters voted absentee and in person, breaking the previous record of 327,000 set back in 2008.

Vt. Secretary of State Jim Condos says his office is collecting data on costs and the logistics of using mail-in ballots for every election, but he says as COVID-19 cases are expected to increase, it’s up to the Legislature to make the call.

“Personally, I believe vote by mail is a positive. We have five states that are doing it permanently. We’ve added several that are doing it for this year alone,” Condos said.

He also says out of the 372-ballots cast, some 1,400 ballots were not counted because they had errors or were defective. But he stresses his office has not received any instances or anecdotes of voter fraud.

Our Avery Powell spoke with Condos earlier Tuesday about what the certification process looks like.

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