Louisiana scraps voting machine contract award; elections chief blasts governor’s office

As Louisiana’s interim chief elections officer fights to win full-time office in just a few weeks, his multimillion-dollar push to replace thousands of voting machines faces growing scrutiny within state government.

The state’s top procurement officer nullified interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s deal with Dominion Voting Systems, citing an “inherently defective” bid process.

“I hereby determine that it is in the best interest of the state to rescind the award made to Dominion Voting Systems,” procurement chief Paula Tregre wrote in a 17-page report released Wednesday night, ruling that any voting machine bid would have to start from scratch…


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