Idaho elections got rid of the ‘big lie’
The secretary of state’s office last week examined two counties in Idaho over allegations of corrupt voting systems.
The allegation was that the statewide elections of Idaho had been manipulated to produce inaccurate results. What have they discovered? Was there corruption in Idaho? The Idaho Secretary of State’s office issued a statement that addressed the allegations and provided details of their investigation.
“The Idaho Secretary of State’s office takes free, fair and accurate elections seriously,” Secretary of State Lawerence Denney said, “so when we are presented with allegations that come with specific details we can examine, we want to do it. ” The document in question, dubbed “The Big Lie” and shared publicly by a website copyrighted by Michael J. Lindell, claims that the votes cast for Donald J. Trump were electronically switched and recorded as votes for Joseph Biden.
“Once we had the document in hand, we immediately thought there was something wrong,” Assistant Secretary General Chad Houck said. “This document alleged electronic manipulation in all 44 counties. At least 7 counties in Idaho do not have electronic steps in their vote counting processes,” Houck says, “It was a huge red flag, and we knew we could prove or disprove fairly directly. ” Houck, along with members of the IDSOS electoral team, visited Camas and Butte counties, the 42nd and 43rd smallest counties on the list on September 23. Not suspecting any problems, these two counties were selected because of their small size and ease of recounting.
The official Butte County web showed 1,202 votes for Trump and 188 votes for Biden. “The actual ballots, after manual inspection and manual evaluation in the presence of local representatives of the Republican and Democratic parties, in fact showed exactly the 188 marked votes expected for Biden, and not 130 as claimed,” Houck said.
The only anomaly was that only 1,406 of the 1,415 ballots originally counted for the County Web were counted, resulting in a lower count of 1,193 for Trump compared to the 1,202 and written ballots.)
According to Houck, the difference of 9 ballots, a margin of error of 0.63%, was probably attributed to the thermally printed ballots from the assisted voter terminals, which are the same size as the absentee envelopes contained in the ballots. same storage boxes. As such, adjusted sorting and storage policies have been recommended in the event of a recount in the future.
In Camas County, a similar manual inspection process of the county’s 674 ballots was originally reported as 507 Trump -149 Biden. All 149 Biden ballots were tallied, along with all other candidates’ votes, sub-votes, and over-votes.
The only exception was that the team, again made up of local bipartisan representatives, counted 508 votes for Trump, totaling 675 ballots. “This 0.14% human error could easily have been in our own process, or on polling day,” Houck says, “but it was well below the supposed difference of 54 votes alleged by the spreadsheet.” Big Lie “.
Full images of the Camas and Butte recount process will be available on the Secretary of State’s YouTube channel for review shortly.
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