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Election Bites: Recounts & Audits

The Carter Center's Avery Davis-Roberts hosts this 10-minute Q&A with Kevin Johnson, a member of the Carter Center's U.S. Election Expert Study Team.

As the initial vote counting wraps up, talk turns to recounts and audits. Nearly half of all states do automatic recounts if the margin of victory is below .25 or .5 percent; in others, losers must request and pay for recounts. But what exactly are officials counting? And what’s the difference between a recount and a postelection audit?

Learn more: https://www.cartercenter.org/peace/democracy/us-elections.html

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