The Dominion Voting software and hardware has been strongly opposed before and during the election process.
Thus, news of Stark County officials rejecting the purchase of Dominion Voting machines doesn’t come as a surprise.
Considering that Ohio was a ‘battleground state’, the ‘Buckeye’ residents weren’t most impressed by the $6.45 million that was to be spent on the “upgraded voting equipment”.
Apparently, there was an initial agreement made between the company and the Board of Stark County Commissioners.
However, upon learning about the sum as well as the fact that the machines were developed by the DVSC, the residents revolted leading to a changed decision.
The decision to reject the voting solutions made by the Dominion Corporation isn’t ungrounded.
According to numerous reports, and supporters of the Republican party, the software of these machines was exploited throughout the elections as votes were switched from Trump to Biden.
Considering that there more than 74 million people voted for the ex-President, it was safe to expect that residents of the swing states will continue to fight against the DVSC. Bill Smith Justifies Dismissed Machines
Teaming up with Richard Regula, and Janet Weir Creighton, Bill Smith, the Stark County commissioner, suggested that the decision of rejecting the purchase was the only choice they had.
Apparently, the company didn’t come with any rational answers to the dilemma and questions that they had on whether Dominion machines can be manipulated.
Furthermore, with citizens of Stark County strongly against this company and electronic balloting, the Commission decided to dismiss any negotiations for the time being.
Shortly after their decision was published, EES agreed to offer the same number of machines for $143,262 less.
Are All Republicans Against Electronic Ballots?
While most Republicans agree that the “black box voting system” may not be the reliable or legit method, refusing any kind of tech equipment in the voting system makes no sense, according to the Board of Elections director Jeff Matthews (Stark County).
Matthews doesn’t have anything against the voting machines, as long as these are easy to use and in accordance with the laws of the country.
With that in mind, it is safe to expect that the deal made with the Electronic Systems and Software will be pushed through since, for now, the residents of Stark County haven’t protested against these negotiations as the ESS wasn’t related to the 2020 election controversies.
Apart from residents and the Board of Commissioners in Stark County, officials in Lousiana (another battleground state) have decided to halt any further negotiations and reject the offer proposed by the Dominion Voting Systems Corporation ($100 million contract).