Texans opting to vote by mail will have to request an absentee ballot application and provide either their driver’s license number or the last four digits of their social security number. They will have to send that information again once they mail their ballot in order to affirm its validity.
I am not accusing Hursti of anything wrong or nefarious. But it is important to remember that it is the memory cards that make it easy to hack the machines to produce “fraudulent tape,” but “only on Tuesday evening,” so this is a big deal that warrants answers.
LHS CEO Jeff Silvestro knew for a fact that the creases in those mail-in ballots would create a misread or rejection. Every single politician involved in the meeting at issue knew it as well. And they did nothing.
In addition to wrongly interpreting paper ballot folds over a candidate’s oval as a vote, it appears that AccuVote tabulator machines with significantly high overvotes consistently favored Biden-Harris on Election Day in towns across New Hampshire.
He talks about folded ballots as part of the integrity of the process. Not machine failure but a failure of people tasked with ensuring election integrity missing or ignoring what appears to be the issue in Windham, and possibly most of New Hampshire, going back decades.
If there were about 400 misreads on the machines, consisting of about 300 overvotes killing as many valid votes for mostly Republicans, and about 100 invalid votes added to St. Laurent, the Windham discrepancy can be explained.
“So the question here was, would the fold through [candidate] St. Laurent’s vote target be interpreted as a mark that would generate an overvote in that contest so that none of the four would be counted. And we found rates of generating overvotes from roughly 24 percent up to 72 percent,” auditor Philip Stark said.
“If the auditors are finding corruption with the machines in Windham, that can give us a lot of leverage to expand this audit beyond Windham into the state of New Hampshire, because these machines were used in 85 percent of the state and provided by the same vendor.”
When the auditors and AG’s office show a lack of concern for properly applying the tamper-proof tape, it leads to justifiable questions by the public regarding the legitimacy of the audit process.
I believe the audit for the “Windham Incident” has lost all credibility because there is no way for observers to observe in a meaningful manner. “Trust but verify” is difficult, and in many cases impossible.
At most, the audit could change the winner of Arizona, but it wouldn’t change the national outcome since Biden would retain enough electoral votes to win the presidency. In December, a state judge upheld the Arizona Senate’s authority to subpoena information from Maricopa.
The audit shows that the AccuVote ES-2000 vote tabulators are producing inconsistent counts, leading some to wonder if New Hampshire should switch to hand-counted elections.