Florida Secretary of State Kurt S. Browning released a statement Friday announcing the results of two independent studies into the November 7th Sarasota County election results.

Both studies found that there was no evidence to suggest any machine or tabulation errors in the election, and the results were accurate. One study was an audit done by the Division of Elections, the other was a study by the Security and Assurance in Information Technology Lab at Florida State University. The university looked at the source codes of the iVotronic and PEB voting machines.

"As always, Governor Crist and I are committed to ensuring that every Floridian's vote is counted and I am confident that the race in Sarasota County was fair and accurate," said Browning.

Gina M. Scott  |  Writer