Thu Apr 29 20:48:23 +0000 2021
Not shocked that Wake TSI would do something like this. After all, they've only ever conducted 2 audits prior to Maricopa, and both were just after the 2020 election. One was for Fulton County, PA - a population of 14,506 and the other was just for "New Mexico" 1/?
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The Fulton County meeting notes regarding Wake's recount there are actually pretty interesting: "Commissioner Shives voted no because she feels anyone wanting to review election materials should go through the legal process and obtain a subpoena"
Ok, the more I dig into the Fulton County, PA audit that Wake TSI participated in, the weirder it gets. To give you an idea of what I mean, here's an actual picture from a town in Fulton County
Randy Bunch, vice-chair of Fulton County, PA was at the 1/6 insurrection and Stuart Ulch, Fulton County Chair has really poor taste in right wing memes.
They both requisitioned Wake TSI for a 12/31 audit without a vote, and without informing the 3 member of commission.
The 3rd commissioner, Paula Shives, had fairly reasonable requests: they wanted to ensure no machines were removed, that they wanted to be present for the audit, and that the legal process was followed (getting a subpoena).
I'm going to guess the Wake TSI audit results did not show evidence of fraud, because otherwise we would have heard about it by now. None of the minutes discuss anything about the results.
However, they apparently met with a Dominion on 4/27, but the minutes aren't up yet
All that to say: out of the two audit's Wake TSI has done, one was for a county of ~14,500 people, and was requisitioned and overseen by their county board of commissioners and their election board.
Maricopa is an entirely different beast. Why was Wake selected?
Regarding their audit activity in New Mexico - I can't find a single thing about it online. NM uses an independent auditor for their mandatory election audits. Maybe they selected Wake?