Hinds County Supervisor David Archie, a Democrat, broke ranks with his own Party after accusing Jacqueline Amos, the chairwoman of the Democratic Executive Committee, of engaging in election fraud by interfering with the Democratic primary election.
Archie claimed he has evidence of Amos tampering with election results, including video footage of her handling ballot boxes and inserting thumb drives and ballots into voting machines.
“We have videotape of Jacquie Amos going into boxes, bringing in thumb drives, bringing in ballots to be inserted into machines,” Archie said.
“There’s a lot of fraud going on in Hinds County politics,” Archie said.
Archie said this was a high-tech election heist and warned fraud has happened in other communities, including Yazoo and Hinds counties.
“ES&S (Election Systems & Software), which is the election system in software, has been together on the winning side for these candidates,” Archie said.
He also said he would ask the FBI and DOJ to investigate the matter.
Yazoo City resident Cynthia Walker said she assisted in the recount of the votes and pointed to the county’s voting machines, which are equipped with various safeguards to ensure the accuracy of election results.
The machines are also equipped with a device known as a machine tape and media sticks to record the total votes in every race on the ballot.
However, Walker claimed most of these safeguards were not implemented during the August 8 primaries.
She also said that none of the precincts involved in the election had used the machine tapes.
“I stand before you to tell you 26 out of 26 precincts did not include the tapes,” she said. “We don’t know how many votes took place because all we have are the paper ballots.”
Walker told reporters that the machine’s media sticks, which should have been secured in a vault at the Hinds County Circuit Clerk’s Office, were returned to election commission headquarters.
Amos issued a statement in response to the allegations:
“The Hinds County Democratic Executive Committee conducted the August 8th Democratic Primary in keeping with applicable state law. The Executive Committee has canvassed the returns and certified the results of the August 8th primary. Those results speak for themselves, as does relevant state law for anyone seeking to contest the certification of the votes duly cast on August 8.”
The statement continued:
“We understand that one candidate who lost, namely David Archie, has decided to challenge the results of the August 8, 2023, primary. He has the right to challenge the results. We stand ready for the challenge and will cooperate however necessary.”