Georgia official: No sign of election machine tampering

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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s top elections official says a random audit of a sample of the state’s new voting machines found no evidence of hacking or tampering.

According to a news release, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger last week asked Alabama-based testing laboratory Pro V&V to do the audit.

The new election system the state bought last year from Dominion Voting Systems for more than $100 million includes touchscreen voting machines that print paper ballots which are read and tabulated by scanners.

The audit was done on a random sample of voting machines from six counties.

The equipment tested included the touchscreen voting machines, precinct scanners and absentee ballot scanners.