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Conduct social audit of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, group of ex-bureaucrats urges Election Commission They wrote a letter to the polling body, pointing out that the doubts about voting machines used in the elections were ‘yet to be resolved satisfactorily’. A group of former bureaucrats has written to the Election Commission of India, asking for a social audit of the last General Elections in order to establish its integrity and fairness. In a letter dated November 19, they cited various media reports to say that unauthorised...

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Why VVPATs aren't enough to build confidence in EVMs -Atanu Biswas

-Hindustan Times Still, doubts about EVMs have been planted, despite the fact that none of the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines showed a mismatch with the EVM count. Two months after the declaration of Lok Sabha election results, conspiracy theories about possible tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are still doing the rounds. That important opposition leaders have demanded a return to paper ballots and even openly supported EVM-rigging...

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EC sets up teams to probe VVPAT mismatch in Lok Sabha election -Damini Nath

-The Hindu Of 1.25 crore votes counted, 51 did not match, says panel New Delhi: After reports of mismatches between the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips and the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) count in eight cases during the Lok Sabha election, the Election Commission has set up teams to probe seven of the cases. Of the 1.25 crore VVPAT slips counted, 51 or 0.0004% of the total saw a mismatch, according...

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EVM-VVPAT pass test in Lok Sabha polls

-The Economic Times The first Lok Sabha election in which each EVM was 100% backed by a VVPAT and in which physical verification of VVPAT slips has been done- concluded with a full clean chit to the machines. Just as the verdict of the Lok Sabha election is loud and clear on May 23, so is the verdict on the much maligned EVMs and VVPATs. The first Lok Sabha election in which each...

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EVM Miscounts, VVPATs and the Citizen's Right to a Secret, Verified Ballot -Rajendran Narayanan and Nikhil Dey Democracy cannot be held prisoner to random sampling, especially when the EC won’t tell us what happens if a discrepancy between EVM tally and VVPAT slips is detected. “Check one grain of rice, and you will know if the whole vessel of rice is cooked.” This is an analogy that is often used to show that a small sample is enough to be sure of the result. But what happens if...

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