Senate approves election audit of Windham ballot discrepancy

The State Senate voted Thursday for a bill to order an audit into the major ballot discrepancy found after recounting votes for House races in Windham compared to returns from the automated ballot-counting machines in that town on Election Day. Here, Secretary of State Bill Gardner, left, watched while Orville “Bud” Fitch, the office’s elections legal counsel, spoke to the Ballot Law Commission last November about the controversy.