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Post election audit expected in Maryland

Computer experts are praising Maryland's plan to conduct a full audit of all ballots cast in the Presidential Election. (WBFF)

BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Computer experts are praising Maryland's plan to conduct a full audit of all ballots cast in the Presidential Election.

State Elections officials have hired Clear Ballot, a Boston firm to conduct a full audit of the results.

Avi Rubin, Computer Science Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and an expert in systems and networking security, says "In the past, we had an election system that didn't even have any capability of being audited, so now we've gotten to the other extreme where we're going to audit all the ballots and I think it's terrific.

"I think any sort of outside control that you can have over the election is great."

Rubin says in light of complaints by Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump and others about the American electoral system being rigged, Rubin says he would like to see every other state follow Maryland's lead in conducting independent audits.

"In the event that Trump loses and then says that it was rigged, we can go back and say look, we're counting the votes, we recounting, we're auditing, we know our election ran correctly."

Rubin says a voting system with a paper ballots wholesale fraud is much more difficult if not impossible.

State officials say results of the audit would not be completed until more than a week after the election.

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