July 30, 2022 – Colorado Springs, CO. On Friday, July 29th, El Paso County initiated its LAT (Logic and Accuracy Test) in preparation for a recount of certain races from the June 28th primaries. Among these were local El Paso candidates and Secretary of State candidate Tina Peters.
During this LAT, test ballots were to be run through tabulation machines seven times. Normally this process would refer fewer than 2% of ballots for manual adjudication. However, during the first run in El Paso County, the machines sent approximately 60%, 2,268 ballots, to manual adjudication. This test ballot adjudication process must be completed prior to the start of the recount.
Secretary of State Griswold has pushed a previously-scheduled the August 2 public meeting to mid-August, in light of the statewide recount. It is unknown whether this new development of excessive test ballots requiring adjudication will further delay that meeting.
Stay tuned for more updates.