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Tennessee Secretary of State Urges Recall of Dominion Voting Machines

After Democrats and their media allies spent more than a year downplaying and censoring conservative concerns about the rigging of the 2020 election, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett asked the Election Commission of Williamson County to abandon Dominion voting machines for the upcoming May election. He cited significant problems with voting machines in Franklin City during last October’s municipal elections.

“We recommend that Dominion voting machines not be used in Williamson County,” the Secretary of State wrote. “…An issue arose in the 2021 City of Franklin election where strips from multiple scanners did not match the number of votes cast, but the centralized results contained all results.”

After the machines miscounted the vote totals, a manual recount was conducted in the county. During the recount, representatives of the candidates and election officials supervised the poll workers who recounted the ballots.

The machines’ potential inaccuracy in processing votes has prompted concern and scrutiny of the machines by state and local election officials, as well as a federal voting system testing lab. Dominion voting machine software was still programmed based on the 2019 election, Hargett said, and they did not display error messages when internal ballot counting issues arose. Technical errors affected many polls in the heavily Republican county, officials said.

After the 2020 election, the left made a fuss of deeming Republicans “paranoid” and “conspiracy theorists” for questioning the accuracy of ballot counting across the country despite decades of Democrats to question the counting of the ballots and the voting machines. While the scope of concerns about ballot counting — and election rigging — goes beyond voting machines, the Tennessee Secretary of State’s announcement challenges the corporate media narrative that which the only people concerned about the integrity of elections are backward crackpots.


Alasdaire Fleitas is an intern at The Federalist and a student at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where she studies psychology and religious studies.