Ever wonder what a real election audit would reveal?
We did, so our local government watchdog committee got to work to organize and execute a thorough audit of the 2020 Smith County General Election.
“To summarize, there were serious problems with records management and chain of custody controls on virtually every aspect of the 2020 General Election processes: provisional ballots, military/overseas ballots, limited ballots. Logs were missing, yielding incomplete and inaccurate records management. The record boxes were an embarrassment. Smith County’s slogan is ‘Striving for Excellence.’ This was NOT excellent!
“The team focused on Absentee voters because there were paper records to audit. The same problems existed with In-Person voters, but the machine records were not available or auditable. Who knows the magnitude of those problems?” JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director
Read Mrs. Fleming’s entire statement to the Smith County Commissioners Court.
View the Public Forum Presentation Materials that were presented at the GAWTP meeting on February 13, 2023.
Watch the Channel 7 KLTV News story on the audit.
The next phase of this project will include the creation of an exportable Audit Template that can be used in any Texas county to conduct a similar audit.
If you are interested in working with our team as a Beta tester in your county please contact Tom Fabry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Serious inquires only please – as this is a time and labor intensive process!