Another 2020 election audit is underway, this time in Windham, New Hampshire.
Activities on Tuesday included the arrival of ballot tabulating devices from Windham Town Offices, the delivery of election ballots, and the organization of equipment and materials, according to a readout from the state attorney general.
The audit is taking place at Edward Cross Training Center. Space is limited inside the facility, but the state’s Department of Justice is offering members of the public a virtual viewing portal for the procedure.
Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed legislation on April 12 directing an audit of the ballot-counting machines and memory cards used during the 2020 general election in Windham, as well as a hand tabulation of ballots for a state representative, governor, and U.S. senator races after a recount established discrepancies between vote totals. The law does not direct auditors to look at votes for president.
What spurred the audit was a hand recount conducted after election night that determined that the four Republicans running for the 7th Congressional District state House seat each received about 300 more votes than were reported after the original vote count. The hand recount also revealed that a Democratic candidate lost 99 votes.
First voting machine from Windham arrives for the audit. Very high level of security here in Pembroke being provided by @NH_StatePolice #NHPolitics via @AdamSextonWMUR pic.twitter.com/JIsicb0YCs
— WMUR TV (@WMUR9) May 11, 2021
The audit has been celebrated by former President Donald Trump, along with the audit in Arizona’s Maricopa County, as being part of what he deemed the “incredible fight to seek out the truth on the massive Election Fraud which took place in New Hampshire and the 2020 Presidential Election.”
But Sununu disputed that characterization.
“A discrepancy of 300 votes out of over 800,000 cast does not constitute ‘massive election fraud,’” the governor said.
“In fact, it is proof that New Hampshire’s voting process is the most reliable, safe, and secure in the country and that we will ensure every last vote is accurately accounted for,” Sununu added.
A crowd of nearly 500 people showed up to a Windham Board of Selectmen meeting on May 3, some carrying bullhorns, waving American flags, and lifting signs raising speculation about the 2020 presidential election.
“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Bruce Breton, a member serving on the board for 18 years, told the Associated Press.
According to the legislation signed by the governor, Windham’s audit is to be completed 45 days after its April 12 effective date, which would be May 27.
Author: Kaelan Deese, Breaking News Reporter
Source: Washington Examiner : Trump-championed Windham 2020 election audit begins in New Hampshire