Sorry about that. In that election year the districts that were on the reservations (Native peoples) the ballots came in with all the boxes checked except the one for the president. FairVote investigated the Sequoia voting machines and found that in two counties, the touch screens would reverse the vote to the opposite candidate FairVote
A group of citizens got together and raised the $200k to challenge the results. The state government and then governor Bill Richardson decided to forgo the investigation as it wouldn't have affected the national outcome anyway. I think they should have investigated the fraud as a law enforcement issue. The next state legislature raised the amount required to challenge election results to $2M
My point is, it doesn't require a genius to figure out which districts to go after if one is rigging elections. This makes the 2016 Washington Post
article more relevant. 80,000 people in three districts caused Trump to get more electoral votes than Clinton even though she won the popular vote by 3 million votes.
You can say you don't believe it was rigged, but you cannot say it couldn't have been. The electoral college has to go.
so I remember the sequoia machines and that fiasco. Though, in NM its hard to find a district that is not Native or Hispanic, so their race based arguments were probably a bit inflammatory. The machines were shifty and annoying, so we have been on paper ballots for over 15 years now. It literally could not happen again.
If someone *tried* to rig the election that way again (Assuming it was a rig and not just a f*** up -- Though it gave us Heather Wilson and she was f***ing awful.*) It would be discovered before the election was certified and way before the EC vote.
Like the EC is crap for other reasons (even how NM is impacted by it) but the old voting machines are not even relevant anymore.
*and as awful as Wilson was, she probably won fair and square especially in the elections with the touch machines. She was bad but her opponent was a case of the local DNC shooting themselves in the foot. Seriously No one liked the beer family... I think there was a "good riddance" party when they finally moved to the other Vegas. I mean they had money and lot of the city named after them and all, but there was lots of douchebag stuff, and New Mexicans....we have a long history and we remember that s***, and have been know to run people out of town like the wild west.