Windham, New Hampshire, a town with 14,000 residents, found itself in the public eye after the 2020 election. Eight candidates ran for four open seats in the state legislature, and Republicans swept them. Kristi St. Laurent, a Democrat, requested a hand recount. The recount revealed that she had lost by even more votes than initially tallied, and that all four GOP candidates had won more votes than originally tabulated. Donald Trump decried the corrected total as proof of “massive election fraud” against the GOP, which set off a media and social media circus.
What happened in Windham? AEI’s Kevin R. Kosar asked David Levine, who has reviewed the recent Windham election audit. He is a fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He previously was the Ada County Idaho Elections Director and managed its federal, state, county, and local district elections.