Southwick testing voting machines to ensure accuracy


OXYCODONE DURING THE ARREST. RECENTLY, YOU’VE HEARD ALLEGATIONS OF A RIGGED ELECTION ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TRAIL.. 22NEWS ANCHOR KAIT WALSH SHOWS US HOW TOWNS MAKE SURE ELECTION RESULTS ARE ACCURATE. DAYS BEFORE ELECTION DAY – PEOPLE IN SOUTHWICK WERE VOTING – AND BALLOTS WERE FED THROUGH THE MACHINES. NOT REAL BALLOTS – TEST BALLOTS – TO ENSURE THE MACHINES ARE ACCURATE COME ELECTION DAY. 22NEWS WENT TO THE SOUTHWICK TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE TO SHOW YOU HOW IT’S DONE. TOWN CLERK MICHELLE HILL SAID THEY RANDOMLY FILLED OUT 50 BALLOTS DIFFERENTLY SO THAT ALL OPTIONS HAD BEEN SELECTED AT LEAST ONCE. THEY ALSO FILLED OUT 11 WITH WRITE-IN CANDIDATES TO MAKE SURE THE MACHINE SORTED THEM ACCURATELY. SHE THEN VERIFIED THE COMPUTER TALLIED THE RESULTS PROPERLY, BEFORE TESTING EACH MACHINE A SECOND TIME. “I WILL TEST ALL FOUR MACHINES, AGAIN ONLY THREE OF THEM GET USED AT THE ELECTION, BUT THE FOURTH ONE, IF ANYTHING WERE TO OCCUR TO THE OTHER ONE OF THE THREE, IN ORDER TO USE THAT BACKUP MACHINE, I HAVE TO HAVE HAD THAT TESTED. SO I’LL TEST ALL FOUR AND I DO HAVE TO SEND A REPORT TO THE STATE.” “AS FOR THE EARLY ELECTION BALLOTS, THEY’RE PLACED IN THESE ENVELOPES AND SEALED BY THE VOTER, THEN TURNED IN. THEY WON’T BE OPENED UNTIL ELECTION NIGHT AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE AT 8 AND THEN THEY’LL BE RUN THROUGH THE BALLOT MACHINES WITH THE OTHERS.” WHILE 22NEWS WAS AT THE CLERK’S OFFICE, THERE WAS A STEADY STREAM OF RESIDENTS VOTING EARLY. IN JUST THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF EARLY VOTING, 442 PEOPLE, OR 6 PERCENT OF SOUTHWICK REGISTERED VOTERS, HAD

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