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Congress Turns Up Heat on Tech Company Dodging New Mexico ‘Audit’ Investigation

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A tech company involved in a controversial “audit” of the 2020 presidential election is refusing to turn over records to a congressional committee, claiming it’s uninvolved with the worst allegations of voter intimidation.

But a new letter from the House Oversight Committee argues otherwise.

In January, commissioners in Otero County, New Mexico, voted to conduct an examination of the county’s 2020 election. Never mind that the county voted for Donald Trump, or that allegations of widespread voter fraud have been repeatedly debunked—the committee awarded a nearly $50,000 contract to EchoMail, which was previously involved in another discredited audit in Maricopa County, Arizona. Part of EchoMail’s audit proposal involved contracting with a conspiracy-promoting Telegram group called the New Mexico Audit Force (NMAF), which would knock on Otero County doors and ask residents about their 2020 votes.

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