Georgia To Audit Results Before Certifying Election

NBC News reports:

Another wrinkle to the closely watched tabulation in Georgia: Before certifying results, Georgia election officials, under a new state law, will begin Friday what they’re calling a risk-limiting audit to ensure the votes were accurately counted.

Under a risk-limiting audit (RLA), a statistically meaningful sample of ballots are examined by hand to see whether the declared winner truly won. The audit is mathematically designed to catch anomalies that would arise from misconfigured machines, procedural errors or intentional attack.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger [photo] said that Georgia’s review would render “over 90 percent confidence level” in the results. He added that certification would be reached by Nov. 13.

This won’t stop the networks from calling it.