County commissioners in Otero County, New Mexico decided a few days ago that they could not in good conscience certify the primary election results that Dominion Elections Systems’ counting machines had returned. Much like the results in DeKalb County, Georgia’s primary that were overturned a couple of weeks ago, the county commissioners decided that the Dominion machines had totally honked up their democracy. They voted unanimously for a hand recount of the ballots, since that’s the only way to know that their election results are real and accurate. But now the New Mexico Supreme Court has ordered Otero County to certify election results that the commissioners are convinced are totally fake and inaccurate.
For those who missed it a couple of weeks ago, a DeKalb County commissioner race was overturned because the Dominion counting machines they used to tally the votes got the results completely wrong. The result was off by thousands of votes. The third-place finisher in the Dominion count had actually won the race, and the “winner” ended up finishing in third after a hand recount. The Otero County, NM commissioners think that’s what happened in their local election.
Anyway, Democrats are throwing a conniption fit in New Mexico over the thought that a Dominion counting machine could have churned out the wrong result. New Mexico uses paper ballots, but then those ballots are put into Dominion machines for counting. You might be thinking, What’s wrong with recounting the ballots by hand? What could possibly be bad about that?
The answer, of course, is that the Democrats know for a fact that these machines are calibrated to steal elections for them. If there’s one botched election result from Dominion machines in DeKalb County, Georgia, they can claim it’s a fluke. But if the same thing happened in a second county in New Mexico, it’s a pattern.
If it’s a pattern, there are only two logical explanations. Either the machines are so terrible that all states should discontinue their use, or the machines are working exactly as they were intended to work because some shadowy figures are rigging our elections.
Mario Jiminez runs a Democrat Party 501c4 called “Common Cause New Mexico.” He issued a statement that gives away the whole game in Otero County this week:
“We cannot stand by as we watch dangerous misinformation spread, risking not only the voices of Otero County voters, but something larger. If allowed to stand, these actions may embolden other counties around the country and here in New Mexico, to use this same national playbook to disenfranchise the will of the people.”
Oh, no! Dangerous misinformation! A national playbook to disenfranchise the will of the people! Anything but that!
Jiminez is brazenly declaring that it will create national chaos if there is a hand recount in Otero County. That’s pretty ironic. The “About Us” page for Common Cause New Mexico states:
“We believe that democracy thrives when government is open, honest, and accountable to the people it serves.”
And what could be more open, honest and accountable than fighting to stop a hand recount of ballots, amiright?
If the County Commissioners don’t certify Otero County’s fake election results by the state Supreme Court’s deadline, they face monetary fines and jail time. And they’re getting no help from the County Clerk, a woman named Robyn Holmes who is allegedly a “Republican.”
Holmes says it would be against the law to count the ballots by hand. Huh? There’s no way that’s a law in New Mexico. In fact, it’s not a law in New Mexico. If election results are close, clerks are allowed to do a hand recount of a sample of ballots. If they find anything wrong in the random sampling, it can then trigger a full hand recount. But that’s not happening, and the state Supreme Court is threatening to jail the County Commissioners asking for a hand recount.
You know you’re over the target when they start threatening to jail you for transparency!