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Michigan gears up for November

How one battleground state is rolling the dice, literally, on election security

Conducting a "risk-limiting audit" is emerging as one of the best practices in the world of election security — and it actually does involve officials tossing dice, part of the process for generating a large sample of ballots to be recounted to check the accuracy of the initial result. Election experts say the method is great at revealing mistakes or hacking that affected how machines tallied people's votes. Our friends at Newsy have this 5-minute video explaining how Michigan, a 2020 presidential tossup, is testing the system.

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