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Not single case of mismatch between VVPAT slips and EVM count

New Delhi: Chief Electoral Officers from all the states have submitted a report to the Election Commission of India stating that there wasn’t a single mismatch reported anywhere out of the 20,625 VVPATs that were tallied.

Final Election Commission data revealed that there was not a single mismatch between the VVPAT slips and the EVM count.

ECI representative presenting report to President of India Ramnath Kovind
ECI representative presenting report to President of India Ramnath Kovind

The General Election witnessed the Election Commission using 22.3 lakh ballot units, 16.3 lakh control units and 17.3 lakh VVPATs.

Of these 17.3 lakh VVPATs, a physical count of 20,625 VVPAT slips was to be done in this election, according to the report.

The Supreme Court had ordered a tally of VVPATs in five polling stations instead of one in every assembly segment.

The Opposition parties had questioned the credibility of EVMs and VVPATs.

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