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Mon May 3, 2021, 10:38 PM

A town of 14,000 people in New Hampshire is now part of Trump's post-election fantasia

Source: Washington Post

A town of 14,000 people in New Hampshire is now part of Trump’s post-election fantasia

By Philip Bump
May 3, 2021 at 12:13 p.m. EDT


The problem in Windham arose after a Democratic candidate named Kristi St. Laurent requested a recount in the race to seat four members of the state legislature. Eight candidates ran, four from each major party, with the top four winning election. After the votes were initially tallied, St. Laurent came in fifth, by a margin of 24 votes.

After the recount, though, she lost by more than 400. How? Because the recount found that all four Republicans had actually earned about 300 more votes than were included in the initial tally — and that St. Laurent had been allocated 99 more votes than she deserved.

It’s not clear why. The town put out a statement explaining its understanding of the situation. It reads, in part:

“While the paper work and procedures related to the election night results and the recount are still under review, an explanation of what may have occurred is not obvious. … There is a significant human element in conducting New Hampshire elections, and a simple human error impacting the count one way or the other cannot be ruled out. However, jumping to conclusions of what caused the disparity at this point is mere speculation and conjecture.”

Unfortunately for the town, jumping to conclusions is a favorite hobby of Trump and his allies. Particularly since, as the statement goes on to note, the counting of votes was done using an AccuVote system — a company that is part of Dominion Voting Systems. And Dominion has consistently been at the heart of allegations of rampant fraud in the 2020 election, even as those making such allegations have repeatedly and robustly been forced to retract their claims. “Dominion Voting Systems has never manufactured or programmed the devices used in New Hampshire,” the above statement notes at one point, but those making baseless claims tend to overlook such details.

The idea, it seems, is that this undercounting of votes for Republican candidates in Windham trickles up to Trump himself. ...


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/05/03/town-14000-people-new-hampshire-is-now-part-trumps-post-election-fantasia/

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Tue May 4, 2021, 02:35 AM

1. What Drumpf refuses to understand is that he lost by


A gazillion recounts won’t change the outcome.

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