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Voters question ballot-counting process

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Several voters in the area are questioning their county auditors for ballot-counting concerns, following Donald Trump's comments of a rigged election.

A few people toured the Linn County Election Depot, because they wanted to see with their own eyes, how the ballot-counting process takes place.

From what they can tell, it seems legit.

Linn County Auditor, Joel Miler, spent the day explaining the security of the ballot-counting process.

Most important, he explained to skeptical voters, like Annora McDougall, how her vote counts.

"With everything that's been going on with the DNC and all the corruption going on, I just wanted to know what was going to happen to my absentee ballot," McDougall said.

Miller said he's received more questions from people like McDougall the election might be rigged, following Donald Trump's implications.

"To have somebody just come out without any facts or substance, to declare voter fraud is rampant is just disgusting. I just can't express that. I mean, I could express that, but you wouldn't want that on camera right now," Miller said.

"He's given me a lot to think about. It sounds mellow and stuff," McDougall said.

Right now, all ballot-counting machines are being tested to make sure they work properly.

After election night, all ballots will be sealed away upstairs for nearly two years in case they need to be recounted.

"I'm going to be doing a lot of research online myself so I know more about it. So, he did right off that bat let me know that there are not going to be people from both parties standing over there manipulating. I'm a little eased of mind," McDougall said.

McDougall said death certificates and obituaries are cross-checked with the auditor's office to ensure all ballots are cast legally.

Also, people who cast their ballots absentee, but die before the election, those ballots are thrown out.

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