The people who make sure your vote is counted took part in the statewide Risk Limiting Audit. An RLA is a statistical sample that shows how accurate an election is. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger called for an RLA of his own race against challenger Bee Nguyen.

First, multi-sided dice, similar to those used in the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons, were rolled by 20 different people at the Gold Dome. Then, that random number was put into a computer to figure out how many votes would be sampled.

The RLA lasted just under an hour.

Data from the Georgia Secretary of State’s office showed that Clayton County audited two batches of ballots: one from precinct OAK 6 and another batch of 44 absentee by mail ballots. Both audited samples perfectly matched the reported election results:

OAK 6: Raffensperger 14, Nguyen 112, Metz 1

Absentee by mail: Raffensperger 2, Nguyen 21, Metz 1

Here’s a look at Clayton County’s election workers during the RLA, all of whom were required to be present at the county’s expense, even though the state-mandated sample was so small.

Robin Kemp

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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