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Ohio County Rejects More Than 1,400 New Dominion Voting Machines After Residents Speak Out


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Hats off to this Ohio County.

Dominion Voting Machines will no longer be coming to Stark County, Ohio after residents pushed back on the county buying voting machines from Dominion.

Stark County was supposed to buy over 1,400 Dominion Voting Machines but a three-person board of commissioners decided not to buy the machines after the public made their concerns known.

The people of Stark County pushed back and as a result, their county is no longer buying untrustworthy machines.

This goes to show if we all stand up together, we’re bound to make a difference in our communities.

CBS News covered the groundbreaking story and dropped these details:

Dominion Voting Systems lost a sale of more than 1,400 new machines on Wednesday after commissioners for Stark County, Ohio, voted down the purchase — against a recommendation from the county’s board of elections. The decision was celebrated by Look Ahead America, an organization created by former Trump campaign staffers, which called on the public to oppose the purchase.

The three-person board of commissioners cited “trustworthiness” and “public perception or concern regarding a vendor’s long-term viability, regardless of the cause or reason” in their decision.

“This board is obliged, in totality of the circumstances to exercise sound discretion on behalf of the citizens of Stark County to conduct the business of the county with due diligence when spending their hard-earned money, without rubber stamping recommendations that come before it, and to seriously investigate the cost, trustworthiness, long-term viability, and other aspects of any voting system to be purchased to ensure Stark County is obtaining the best value; and whenever there exists a potential cloud,” reads the commissioner’s resolution.

The Washington Examiner didn’t stay behind and had this to say:

Stark County in Ohio rejected the purchase of more than 1,400 new Dominion Voting Systems machines after local residents rallied against them.

Following the 2020 general election, former President Donald Trump and his allies claimed Dominion machines altered votes despite audits and recounts in several states and counties that used the technology, allegations which have been denied by the company and roundly rejected by the courts.

Still, the effect of their campaign against the technology appears to be taking tangible form, as the Board of Stark County Commissioners voted on Wednesday to go through with a $6.45 million equipment order to replace its old hardware from the vendor, which would be partially covered by the state and trade-in value, rejecting a recommendation by the county’s board of elections.

Constituents voicing issues with purchasing new Dominion machines “far exceeded the response any of us have received on any topic to come before our board,” Commissioner Bill Smith said in February. Smith, along with Commissioners Janet Weir Creighton and Richard Regula, all Republicans, unanimously rejected the purchase of Dominion equipment.

Now that Stark County has stood up against Dominion Voting Machines look for other counties to follow.

At the end of the day are taxes are paying for voting machines, we should at least have a say on what machines we use to vote.

 



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