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How MAGA Fans Are Trying to Hijack a Small Town New Hampshire Ballot Audit

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As a controversial Republican audit of the 2020 election in Arizona blows through its deadlines and takes on byzantine twists—including the examination of 2.1 million ballots for bamboo fibers in an attempt to prove they were manufactured in Asia—Donald Trump allies elsewhere want in on the action.

Now the fight over election audits performed exactly how Trump supporters want them has moved from Arizona to the small New Hampshire town of Windham, where a previously little-watched audit of a state representative race has drawn in both right-wing media and the former president and set off a raucous protest at a town council meeting.

Every twist in the Windham audit has been chronicled on right-wing websites like The Gateway Pundit and pro-Trump cable channel One America News. On Thursday, Trump congratulated Windham’s “Patriot” residents on his new blog, commending their “incredible fight to seek out the truth on the massive Election Fraud which took place in New Hampshire and the 2020 Presidential Election.”

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