The midterm elections may be sixteen months away but questions still linger in many states as to the validity of the results of the 2020 election. Efforts are ongoing in states such asPennsylvania, Georgia, New York and Arizona to get to the bottom of what many perceive as voter fraud and voter machine irregularities.
Another state whose results have come into question is North Carolina. One politician who is leading the charge in North Carolina calling for a full audit of voting machines in the state is Sandy Smith, a Republican candidate for the 1stCongressional district in the Tar Heel state. Smith lost her congressional bid to Nancy Pelosi’s number three man in Congress, incumbent Democrat G.K. Butterfield, in 2020.
Smith, in a recent email to her supporters, addressed what she perceives as irregularities inthe results of her own campaign against Butterfield. She contends “voting machines stink and can be manipulated” and “there’s already doubt. When you have the vote count in my 2020 race stopped for nine days and then my opponent suddenly spurts ahead, something is fishy”. In spite of other congressional races reporting in the late hours on Election night as having been in the 98 – 99 % range completed, the count in the 1st District race had been frozen at 78%. Smith said she inquired as to why the vote count was frozen for that period of time and the only answer she received was“they don’t know why but it shouldn’t have happened.”
Smith stated she believes one of the reasons for resistance to full audit of election results is what she calls “the magnitude of fraud that could potentially be uncovered.” Interestingly enough, she states that an audit would not justbe a one party thing but that there are issues on both sides that need to be resolved and would benefit any and all who would call for the audit. She expressed concern about the ES&S (Election Systems & Software) machines manual on the NCSBE (North Carolina State Board of Elections) website in North Carolina. Those machines were used in the majority of counties across the state and currently have47 pages redacted from public view. She believes the public deserves to know why that is so.
The effort has been stonewalled by the NCBOE.