New Video Shows What A Presidential Recount Looks Like in Wisconsin and Why Only Hand Counts Can Be Trusted

Computer experts say scanners make mistakes.

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The presidential recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania launched by Green Party candidate Jill Stein are showing Americans that verifying the vote is anything but a simple task.

In this report by Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist and filmmaker Lulu Friesdat, we get an on the ground look at what that process looks like in eastern Wisconsin. While election officials and poll workers see the recount as a monumental and painstaking task, election integrity experts, who know how electronic voting systems can be hacked and are prone to errors, say that Wisconsin's recount process is not following best practices to determine if the reported results are correct.

This is the first of a three part series evaluating the recount. Part 1 focuses on accuracy.

Ms. Friesdat reached out to the machine vendor ES&S for comment, but they did not respond.



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Lulu Friesdat is an Emmy award-winning journalist whose many news assignments include producing election coverage for MSNBC and editing with the CBS Evening News and Good Morning America. She received a Best Documentary award for directing her first feature-length documentary, Holler Back: [not] Voting in an American Town. Follow her on twitter @LuluFriesdat.