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Election audit in New Hampshire confirms unreliability of machine tabulators

Auditors today completed a hand recount of the votes in the town of Windham, New Hampshire and concluded that the count proves the machine tabulators are unreliable and do not produce trustworthy totals.

Hand recount finished & #’s very closely match the hand recount #’s done on Nov 12. Windham voting machine election results are confirmed to be unreliable. @WAuditors still investigating causes & contributing factors.

None of the local results are changed because of these new results, but the audit was done because a hand recount done in November showed serious discrepancies, with the hand count consistently finding more votes for Republicans compared to what was tabulated by the machines.

On Election Night, Republicans swept all four of Windham’s state representative seats. One Democrat, Kristi St. Laurent, fell short by just 24 votes and requested a recount.

But during the recount, the margin between St. Laurent and the Republican candidates changed significantly. The vote totals for all of the Republican candidates in the race increased by about 300, while St. Laurent’s vote count decreased by nearly 100.

While the outcome of the race didn’t change — the four Republican victories from Election Day were upheld at the recount — the change in vote totals raised serious questions for many from both parties.

The audit has now confirmed what the hand count has suggested. Both matched closely, but differed significantly from the machine totals, the numbers of which apparently penalized Republican candidates consistently.

They are now beginning an investigation into what caused the discrepancies. I would say above all the town should dump these machines and replace them with something that can be trusted, even if it means we go back to primitive times and hand count all elections.

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5 comments

  • V-Man

    We hand-count up here in Canada and we usually get the numbers within 2-3 hours or so. We also need two pieces of ID to vote.

    Of course, we’re actually trying to get valid election results.

  • Andi

    Do they still send enumerators around before each election? Always seemed like a good way of keeping the voting rolls reasonably accurate.

  • Col Beausabre

    When I was in college I served as a member of the election staff at my polling place (I could literally fall out of bed and be there – it was the living room of my fraternity!). Polls closed at 9PM and we did a count and a recount the manual ballots and delivered them to the County Court House by 1 to 2 AM. My home town used electro-mechanical voting machines and I never heard any complaints about their results. Sure looks like a case of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”

  • Jeff Wright

    Those old machines need to be mandated.
    I want businesses de-computerized too. Air-gapped…something hack proof

  • wayne

    “LAA Announces Lawsuit Against Stark County [Ohio] Elections Board Regarding Dominion Voting Equipment”
    May 18, 2021
    https://lookaheadamerica.org/starksuit/

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