From the ever-vigilant folk at the Live Free or Die Report (on Facebook). They have a photo of a recount sheet for the Rockingham District 7 NH House Race in Windham. The original machine counted results were wrong for all 4 Republicans by almost exactly 300 votes.
Looking at the image, we see changes of 297, 299, 303, and 298.
That is very strange. That is a large number, large enough that a Republican who lost by 100 to 300 votes would not ask for a recount. Of course, no Republican asked for a recount. It was a Democrat looking for lost votes (24 of them) to perhaps flip one seat in that local election.
And look at what they found. Something, unexpected. Something we were not supposed to see?
St Laurent (d) lost 100 votes, and their Republican opponents all gained 300, plus or minus three votes.
It could be a machine error and unique to this town, but this is a troublesome event given speculation about fraud and Dominion machine counting hacks. And if it is an error what other errors occurred (see, at the top of the ticket).
A problem that can be resolve with hand recounts of all of the paper ballots completed by residents that were (or were not) fed into the machines.
These have to be manually run into the machine by poll workers. In at least a few polling places these were not done until the end of the day.
If someone opened some number of ballots they could see were for mostly Republican candidates, they could set them in the ballot pile, having never run them through the machine – these sorts of miscounts might be explained.
And (of course) not every voter votes the entire Statehouse ticket. In towns like Merrimack, we have 8 candidates. That is a lot of ovals to fill, so a few votes different would be expected. But almost exactly three hundred for every Republican running for the House in Windham.
[Update] Sources cite the possibility that roughly 300 voters chose to vote without wearing a mask so they were segregated when they voted. That these likely Republican voters were not crossed off the checklist and those ballots were never scanned.
[Update] Activists are pushing for a complete recount of the entire town to ensure the “error” is not limited to these statehouse races (and why would it?).
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