Secretary Johnson talks about process used to count votes

PIERRE, S.D.(DRGNews)- Since the 2020 general election, phone calls generated by artificial intelligence, problems getting ballots counted in some states and computer hacking by foreign governments are among the reasons some U.S. citizens give for questioning the integrity of elections in the United States.

In South Dakota, Secretary of State Monae (mo-nay) Johnson says ballot tabulators aren’t connected to the internet. She says elections here are “some of the safest and most secure in the country.”

After the election results are canvassed in each county and by the state, Johnson says the Secretary of State’s Office will be doing something new this year– a post election audit.

Johnson explains the difference between the canvass of an election and an audit of an election.

Brown County will do their audit after the county canvas the votes on Friday.