NH election auditor: Ballot-scanner error rate ‘way higher than we expected’

NH election auditor: Ballot-scanner error rate ‘way higher than we expected’

[Ed. – We’ll see where this goes.  Audit followers are pretty excited about it, but there are a lot of hoops to jump through — and I mean a LOT of hoops — to make this meaningful on a larger scale.  Right now this is about a local contest, and the error in question seems to be related to a peculiar layout of the ballots; i.e., something that wouldn’t be the case in every state or local election that relied on the particular machines used (Dominion, as it happens).  But it’s another notch in the error stick, as it looks right now.]

An auditor in Windham, New Hampshire, said the majority of ballots had a fold in them and are being reviewed through the town’s audit process investigating the 2020 election.

As many as 60% of ballots with machine-made or handmade folds were improperly counted by the town’s four scanning machines, Harri Hursti, one of three auditors selected for the process, told the New Hampshire Union Leader on Monday.

“The error rate was way higher than we expected,” Hursti said.

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The audit will not change the results of the Rockingham District 7 contest, which, according to the legislation signed by Sununu, is because of the ruling of the ballot law commission on Nov. 25 upholding the recount of that race.

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