President Donald Trump responded Monday night with a statement in response to the Saturday report that auditors in New Hampshire had found that folds in ballots impacted Republican candidates in the 2020 presidential election.
“New Hampshire’s Election Audit has revealed that large-scale voting machines appear to count NON-EXISTING VOTES. State and local communities are seeking confirmation. It’s probably true, but we’ll soon know,” Trump said.
An election audit in a New Hampshire town may have discovered why initial results were so far at variance from those revealed in a follow-up hand count.
The audit was triggered because of what happened to Democratic state House candidate Kristi St. Laurent. As of election night, she was short by 24 votes of winning one of the four seats for grabs in Windham, a town of 10,000.
But when the recount was held, she was 420 votes short.
St. Laurent’s initial total had been overcounted by about 99 votes, according to the recount, while the Republicans who finished ahead of her were undercounted in the initial tally.
The audit was held to determine why the initial results were so far off. The voting system used was AccuVote, a different system from the Dominion Voting Systems reported on in Antrim County, Michigan, and other locations.
The former president also attacked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and others over their response to the 2020 presidential election.
“Why aren’t Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republicans doing anything about what went on in the 2020 Election?” Trump said. “How can the Democrats be allowed to get away with this?”
Many GOP members did dispute election results following the 2020 election. Some objected to several states during the certification on Jan. 6, though Republicans eventually certified Joe Biden as president following a riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Trump also said in the statement, “It will go down as the Crime of the Century! Other States like Arizona, Georgia (where a Judge just granted a motion to unseal and inspect ballots from the 2020 Election), Michigan, Pennsylvania, and more to follow.”