An Omaha company on Thursday was caught up in an Alabama Senate candidate’s unsuccessful attempt to stop the state from certifying the results of a special election. Late Wednesday, Republican Roy Moore filed a legal complaint alleging “election fraud” and asked the state to consider holding a new election. The complaint was rejected by a judge, however, and a state board Thursday officially declared Doug Jones the winner of the Dec. 12 election. The complaint, filed in state court, mentions Election Systems & Software, an Omaha-based company that provides equipment, software and services for election support.
Moore’s complaint said “it is believed” that the company and others contract with Alabama counties to tabulate and store voting records or evidence.
Neither ES&S nor the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office immediately returned messages Thursday asking about the company’s role in Alabama elections.