The most appropriate reaction would be to permit Mr. West to select 10 precincts, hand count those to verify the accuracy of the counting machines, and compare those ballot numbers with the precinct registers to verify spoiled ballots were not counted as duplicates (a voter who claims to have made a mistake is permitted to request up to three replacement ballots with the initial ones voided by deliberate overvoting). The turnout was actually LOWER than expected/predicted, not over 100%. Just like secrecy about nuclear weapons promoted ignorant fear, the secrecy by the demicrap supervisor of registration has promoted rumor. Face it; we lost. Mr. West was done in by the Republican controlled legislature's disregard during redistricting.