An audit of the 2020 election sanctioned by New Mexico's Otero County found problems with 40 percent of the votes in a canvass and a number of issues with the voting machines used to tabulate the 2020 vote.
During a meeting of the Otero County Commission on May 9 in Alamogordo, auditors reported finding that, of the 22% of the county canvassed, 41% of those had issues, including 30% who didn’t live at the address (while 40% of those voted in the election), 4% of doors knocked were “ghost votes,” and 2% of the votes were dropped, the Pinon Post reported.
The auditors also reported that all 2020 ballot images were deleted in the county after Dominion Voting Systems officials worked on the machines in June 2021. In New Mexico, all elections are held using paper ballots, but they are counted using machines from Dominion.
Dominion machines in Otero County had the capabilities of remote access from outside sources and a feature within the machines would allow ballots to be filled out by the machine itself, the auditors said.
David Clements, one of the main organizers, along with his wife Erin, overseeing the audit through the New Mexico Audit Force, said:
“We’re told that the Lord abhors inaccurate weights and measures. What we’re finding is inaccuracy after inaccuracy after inaccuracy. You have a potential crime scene in Otero County.”
Erin Clements told county commissioners that results from the canvass did not have wild variations from day to day, suggesting a consistent pattern. “These numbers did not change from weekend to weekend,” she said, adding, “We out-sampled them by leaps and bounds.”
Expert witness Jeffrey Lendberg, who was involved in finding apparent fraudulent voting machine activity in Antrim County, Michigan, during the 2020 election, said there were project files missing for the 2020 election in Otero County. Dominion came to “service” the units in June 2021, according to Otero County Clerk Robyn Holmes. Lendberg concluded that Dominion “definitely had the possibility of erasing stuff.”
Lendberg also noted how models of Dominion machines in Otero County had the capabilities of remote access from outside sources. He said manufacturers, such as Dominion “have led people to believe they don’t have that capability.” But they do have this capability, according to evidence presented by David and Erin Clements.
Lendberg also noted that the Otero County audit found a feature within Dominion machines that would allow ballots to be filled out by the machine itself.
The Pinon Post noted that Lendberg assisted with the data side of the audit after Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai "was intimidated out of participating in the audit by 'threats from up high' from Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives."
David Clements told the commissioners: “It appears you’re being held at gunpoint.” He said the county is a casualty of “lawfare” from “Congress and a bunch of operatives.”
Lendberg echoed David Clements’ sentiments, saying: “If you even question election integrity, you get canceled.”
Other evidence presented by the auditors included voter registration trends by date which showed that Democrats, Republicans, and Declined to State voters all mysteriously had the same patterns in registrations, which they said is impossible.
The auditors found that election day votes in multiple New Mexico counties disappeared and then reappeared with 20% gains in the vote in a matter of 12 minutes.
Lendberg and the Clements said the only way to fix these large abnormalities is to return to paper ballots from precinct to precinct, removing ballot drop boxes, and strengthening security measures. According to David Clements, returning to hand-counted paper ballots is already happening in multiple Nevada counties.
Otero County Commission meeting on audit findings:All the 2020 ballot images were deleted in the county. This came after Dominion officials worked on the machines in June 2021. pic.twitter.com/4gvY9Tjqph — Piñon Post🦎 (@PinonPost) May 10, 2022