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Members of the crowd turn their backs on  Windham selectmen May 3 after the board decided not to reconsider the appointment of Mark Lindeman of Verified Voting to be the town’s representative on the audit panel to review the vote-counting process in the Nov. 3 election.

After almost 500 people showed up to a meeting to push the Windham Board of Selectmen to reconsider its pick for an election audit team Monday night, selectmen decided to stick with their choice.

Last month, the board chose Mark Lindeman, of the nonpartisan election-technology research group Verified Voting, to represent the town in an audit of its 2020 election results. On Monday, the state named Finnish data security expert Harri Hursti as its representative. Hursti was a member of the Verified Voting’s non-governing board of advisers until November, according to a Verified Voting spokeswoman.