An Election Audit of Voting Machines in Small New Hampshire Town Could Have Far-Reaching Implications


As New Hampshire Public Radio noted, the core issue is that there was roughly a 400-vote difference between the vote totals that separated two candidates for state representative on election night and the totals that emerged after a state-operated recount took place a week later.

“This fact pattern seems unusual, if not unprecedented,” Mark Lindeman, one auditor on the team overseeing the review of the machines and totals, said Tuesday.

The AccuVote optical scanning machines in New Hampshire use Global Election Management software and were made by Unisyn and then by Global Elections Systems Inc., which is no longer in operation, according to Patch.

The intellectual property of the AccuVote machines and its election management system is now owned by Dominion Voting Systems, which has been involved in election-related disputes in other states. Dominion did not make the machines.

The audit went smoothly on its first day, but on Wednesday, a failure of the livestream cameras that had been broadcasting the audit process left 90 minutes of dark time on screen. That meant that on Thursday, an inspection of machines was redone so that anyone watching could see the process was working, according to Just The News.

Former President Donald Trump has signaled that he is watching the process.

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