After Democrats and their media allies have spent more than a year belittling and censoring conservative concerns about the rigging of the 2020 election, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett has asked the Williamson County election commission to ditch Dominion voting machines for the upcoming May election. He cited significant problems that arose with the voting machines in Franklin City during last October’s municipal election.
“It is our recommendation that Dominion voting machines not be used in Williamson County,” the secretary of state writes. “…An issue occurred in the 2021 Franklin City Election where the tapes from several scanners did not match the number of votes cast, but the centrally tabulated results contained all of the results.”
After the machines may have miscounted vote totals, a hand recount was conducted in the county. During the recount, representatives of the candidates and election officials oversaw poll workers recounting the ballots.
The machines’ potential inaccuracy in processing votes sparked concerns and a review of the machines by state and local election officials, as well as a federal voting system test laboratory. The Dominion voting machines’ software was still programmed based on the 2019 election, Hargett asserted, and they did not display error messages when internal problems with counting the ballots arose. According to officials, the technical errors affected many ballots in the heavily-Republican county.
After the 2020 election, the left made an industry out of deeming Republicans “paranoid” and “conspiracy theorists” for questioning the accuracy of ballot counting across the country despite Democrats spending decades questioning ballot counts and voting machines. While the scope of ballot counting concerns — and election rigging — goes beyond voting machines, the Tennessee secretary of state’s announcement challenges the corporate media narrative that the only people concerned about election integrity are backward kooks.