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Colorado Adopts Evidence-Based Elections

This week, Colorado will pioneer an almost statewide election tabulation audit based on risk-limiting mathematics that is state of the art with an optimistic but practical reality catching up. This is a most timely but long sought-after addition to the toolbox available to both officials and the public to verify election accuracy and integrity. The RLA (Risk Limiting Audit of vote tabulation) will be an important part of Colorado’s evidence-based elections. This document intends to open discussions about challenging and perhaps obscure aspects of the risk-limiting tabulation audit. This is not intended as a sales pitch for RLA, although there is so much merit to RLA that deserves crystal clear explanation and promotion. Neither is this an explanation of RLA- there is prerequisite knowledge essential to understand the contents here.

Continue reading by downloading the pdf (20 pages).

SB17-138 Flyer Opposing America Votes’ Opposition


This is a corrected version. I have commented in red on the America Votes message about SB-138 and Amendment L_011, included here in black.

Please do support Senator Lundberg's amendment, knowing that it deserves one or two amendments for clarification that will be presented including Senator Lundberg's own L_013. No doubt the House will make any necessary corrections. Without Senator Lundberg's L_011 amendment, please do not send the SB-138 to the House. It is not a crucial bill in any respect.

Harvie Branscomb

To read my comment, download the pdf (5 pages).