New Hampshire Campaign for Voting Rights Calls for Expedited Passage of Bill Investigating Voting Discrepancy in Windham

2-23-2021

CONCORD-- Today, the New Hampshire House of Representatives failed to pass SB43, a bill aimed at identifying irregularities found in Windham during a recount. The bill as currently drafted allows for an investigation into the machines but not into the recount process itself. Since it is not known what caused the ballot discrepancy in Windham, it is important that any bill allows an investigation of every aspect of the ballot count and recount so we can fully understand what happened.

The New Hampshire Campaign for Voting Rights released the following statement:

“We know from the dozens of recounts and the statements made by both the Secretary of State and the Governor that Granite Staters can have trust and faith in our election system. Though the Windham situation appears to be an anomaly and not indicative of any improper voting, it does not make it any less important to resolve. An investigation was requested by the losing candidate in November less than two weeks after the election. She made it clear at the time she was not asking for the race to be overturned and that she accepted the results. Since then, the Secretary of State’s office and leaders in Concord have failed to take action to get the answers Granite Staters deserve. The New Hampshire Campaign for Voting rights calls on the House Election Law Committee to move quickly to address the problems with the bill as currently written and pass the bill as quickly as possible. Any attempts to inject lies or conspiracy theories of voter fraud must be rejected as they only act to undermine trust in our elections.”

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The New Hampshire Campaign for Voting Rights is a coalition of state and national advocacy organizations, voters, attorneys and watchdog organizations working to ensure and preserve the right to vote for every Granite Stater, and is a project of America Votes New Hampshire.