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Hamilton County Board of Election to audit results

Tyrone Patrick holds open doors for voters as early voting takes place at the Hamilton County Board of Elections in April 2021

The Hamilton County Board of Elections still gets requests from citizens wanting an audit of the 2020 presidential election, elections officials told The Enquirer. 

The board of elections did audit the presidential election, as each county does every election, and found the results 100% accurate, according to the Ohio Secretary of State. 

But, on average, one email a week comes in from someone asking the board to look into the 2020 results, said Deputy Director Alex Linser. 

Elections officials want to reassure the public.

On Tuesday, as audits for the 2021 election begin, Secretary of State Frank LaRose will travel to the Hamilton County Board of Elections in Norwood for a press conference. Hamilton County will begin Tuesday its audit for this year's general election. 

He wants to instill confidence in the voting system.

"We’re coming to show Ohioans how safe, secure and accurate our elections are in Ohio," said Rob Nichols, spokesman for LaRose, told The Enquirer. 

Election officials face threats 

He's not singling out Hamilton County. He's traveling the state. He appeared last week at the board of elections in the Republican-leaning Muskingum County, a county President Donald Trump won with 69% of the vote. 

Frank LaRose is the Ohio Secretary of State.

Every board of elections in the state is required to perform an audit after each election. It involves a manual recount of ballots in randomly selected precincts in certain races.

"The purpose of this, and the purpose of doing it in public, is to show everybody they can have confidence in the results published on the board of elections site are in fact the results of the voters intent on Election Day," Linser said. 


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