By Associated Press - Monday, April 12, 2021

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill authorizing an audit of how votes were counted in Windham last fall.

After eight candidates competed for the town’s four House seats in November, a recount showed four of them each receiving an additional 300 votes, three others receiving smaller increases and the candidate who requested the recount losing 99 votes.

Sununu on Monday signed a bill authorizing an audit of the town’s ballot counting machines and hand tabulations.

“New Hampshire elections are safe, secure, and reliable,” he said in a statement. “Out of the hundreds of thousands of ballots cast this last year, we saw only very minor, isolated issues - which is proof our system works. This bill will help us audit an isolated incident in Windham and keep the integrity of our system intact.”

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