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Georgia Election Integrity – 2020

At 8:20 p.m. EST on Election Day, Politico announced the counting of absentee ballots in the now infamous Fulton County, GA would be delayed by four hours (hmmm) because of a “burst pipe.” The poll watchers were sent home. But that’s not what happened.

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They returned the next morning to discover not only were the ballots bone dry (and always had been) but counting had continued throughout the night in their absence.

The Georgia GOP issued a letter asked for clarity about election procedures.

Unacceptable Ballots

In Georgia the rate of unaccepted mail in ballots was 3.5% in 2018, but dropped to just 0.03% in the 2020 Election.

Erasing the Evidence

Dominion Voting Systems election software was implemented in all of Georgia’s counties for the first time this year.

“Tens of thousands of votes counted toward Vice President Biden’s final tally were the product of illegality, and physical and computer-based fraud leading to ‘outright ballot-stuffing’,” the Republican Electoral College nominees alleged Friday in an Emergency Request that, “resetting the machines would destroy relevant evidence.” The request alleges that 96,600 mail-in votes were illegally cast.

Georgia GOP Chairman David Shafer: “Our Republican recount monitors at the World Congress Center waited today for four hours while Fulton County elections officials “updated the software.” The explanation given to me – “just the usual Fulton County incompetence” – is completely unacceptable. Thankfully Lin Wood this afternoon obtained an emergency federal court order prohibiting any “wiping” or “resetting” of the voting machines. It is outrageous that we cannot rely on Fulton County elections officials to do their jobs without unexplained four-hour delays, interventions by private attorneys, and federal court orders.”

“Georgia’s election process depends entirely on voting machines, tabulators and software purchased from Dominion Voting Systems Corporation that was compromised,” the request continues.

In response, U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten Sr. issued and order Sunday that Dominion voting machines in Cobb, Gwinnett and Cherokee Counties in Georgia cannot erase any data after Republican nominees to the Electoral College filed an emergency motion seeking to inspect the machines and data.

“Computerized vote recording and tabulations are controlled by software programs that were designed to cheat, and which were open to human manipulation. In 2020, ballot stuffing is not simply counting votes of dead people, illegal aliens or out of state residents – all of which clearly occurred here.”

An Emergency Order entered by Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr.: “Plaintiffs contend that union county officials have advised that they are going to wipe or reset the voting machines of all data and bring the count back to zero on Monday, November 30,” the court order stated. It went on:

To the extent Plaintiffs seek a temporary restraining order to preserve the voting machines in the State of Georgia, and to prevent any wiping of data, their motion is granted. Defendants are ordered to maintain the status quo and are temporarily enjoined from wiping or resetting any voting machines in the State of Georgia until further order of the Court.

The judge reversed the federal order shortly thereafter based on the Defendants’ claim that Georgia counties control voting machines, despite those machines being evidence in a Federal lawsuit.

Counsel for the Defendant’s argue that forensic inspections “would pose substantial security and proprietary/trade secret risks to Defendants,” according to Sunday’s order. A similar suit by Jill Stein to forensically audit the machine code from the 2016 election took 4 years.

However, the Plaintiffs said they could alleviate any concerns by allowing Defendants’ to bring their own experts to take part in the video-recorded inspections and allow the experts to give whatever information they recover solely to the court, according to the order.

There is ample circumstancial evidence that the machines have likely been tampered with.

“Georgia’s new electronic voting system is vulnerable to cyberattacks that could undermine public confidence, create chaos at the polls or even manipulate the results on Election Day,” reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) in October.

The report added that computer scientists, voting-rights activists, U.S. intelligence agencies and a federal judge have continuously warned of security deficiencies in Georgia’s system, but state officials have dismissed their concerns.

An investigation by AJC also determined that Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office weakened the system’s defenses by disabling password protections on a key component that controls who is allowed to vote.

The report continued:

Officials tell voters to verify their selections on a paper ballot before feeding it into an optical scanner. But the scanner doesn’t record the text that voters see; rather, it reads an unencrypted quick response, or QR, barcode that is indecipherable to the human eye. Either by tampering with individual voting machines or by infiltrating the state’s central elections server, hackers could systematically alter the barcodes to change votes.

Such a manipulation could not be detected without an audit after the election.

The new voting system “presents serious security vulnerability and operational issues” caused by “fundamental deficits and exposure,” U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg wrote in a recent order, in which she criticized state officials for not taking the problems more seriously.

“These risks,” Totenberg wrote, “are neither hypothetical nor remote under the current circumstances.”

The report added that Texas rejected Dominion Voting Systems, saying its inspectors encountered “multiple hardware issues” and could not certify that it was “safe from fraudulent or unauthorized manipulation.”

Legislative Hearings

A Bombshell video released during the hearings appeared to show fully processed ballots processed in the middle of the night.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is now calling for a “signature audit” of ballots in Georgia.

The announcement comes following the presentation of an election-night surveillance video presented before the Georgia State Senate Judiciary Committee that allegedly showed at least four suitcases of ballots being pulled out from under a table after election supervisors had told poll workers to leave the room at the State Farm Arena in Fulton County, Georgia.

In the first video, according to the person detailing what’s in the video, the lady with the blond braids tells everyone they are going to stop counting and to go home. It’s around 10:30 PM on November 3rd. After the poll workers leave, that’s when all of these suitcases full of ballots are pulled from underneath a covered table:

But explanations that these were not suitcases, but instead, were official ballot lockers.

Sterling told Newsmax on Friday that the video does not show what the Trump team claims.

In particular, Gabriel Sterling, Georgia’s voting system implementation manager,  said “We’ve had our investigators watch all, many, several hours of it yesterday and what essentially happened is, and we knew about part of this on election night itself, around 10:15-10:20, ther’s two groups of people in this room that are working,” Sterling stated. “There are cutters, the people who are opening the envelopes, and there’s the ones who are scanning.”

At that point, the cutters had finished their job and started to leave, he continued. Others, including the scanners, started to leave as well, but were then directed to stay.

The election monitors left, and they claim that they were told to do so by officials, although that cannot be ascertained because the video, which caught the interaction, did not record the audio, Sterling said.

Sterling said that there was an “82-minute” period where there was no election monitor in the room; however, there is footage of that entire time. He also dismissed the notion that the containers the ballots were in were suitcases.

“Those aren’t ‘suitcases,’ those are regular absentee carriers used in dozens of counties across this state,” he added. “That’s how they bring those in. Nothing was brought in without the monitors there. So everything was there. There was nothing new brought in. We didn’t see somebody wheeling stuff into the room.”

Apparently the Secretary of State has already investigated this footage and they say this is just normal ballot processing and there’s nothing going on here illegal.

After the full signature audit, We the People, should have a clearer picture of what actually happened. or will we?

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp awarded a $107 million contract to Dominion Voting Systems two weeks after he met with the Houston-based Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Atlanta.

Kemp met with Li Qiangmin, Houston Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, on July 12, 2019.

The Secretary of State’s office announced on July 29, 2019 that Dominion’s election services were procured to implement a “verified paper ballot system” in the state prior to the March 2020 presidential primaries. And there is no question that the Dominion Voting Systems is suspect.

THE CHAIRMAN’S REPORT OF THE ELECTION LAW STUDY SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE STANDING SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE released their report of the irregularities the occurred during the election.

The report concludes, “For Rectifying the 2020 General Election Results – The Legislature should carefully consider its obligations under the U.S. Constitution. If a majority of the General Assembly concurs with the findings of this report, the certification of the Election should be rescinded and the General Assembly should act to determine the proper Electors to be certified to the Electoral College in the 2020 presidential race. Since time is of the essence, the Chairman and Senators who concur with this report recommend that the leadership of the General Assembly and the Governor immediately convene to allow further consideration by the entire General Assembly.”

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Pakistan Big Data Firm Kavtech Received Nevada’s Voter Rolls

The non-profit voter integrity organization True the Vote, alerted state and federal authorities after it received an email back from the Nevada secretary of state’s website with an employee of Pakistani company Kavtech carbon copied.

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FBI Investigating Diverted Voter Rolls

Eligible Voters data dump confirmation email for download from the Secretary of State of Nevada.

On November 29, 2020, a user with the email [email protected] requested a download of the voter rolls from the Secretary of State’s website. At first I thought Roberta was a hacked email used to download the data, but True the Vote has confirmed they requested the link. My attempts to identify who is “Roberta” have come up blank.

[FACT CHECK: The statewide voter registration database is publicly accessible through the Secretary of Stat’s office and available in either hard copy or by a variety of electronic formats, including online. The system is automated, thus all claims that the Secretary of State, herself, sent the entire voter file to Pakistan are intentionally misleading.]

I was able to directly confirm with the Election Division of the Secretary of State’s office that the incident did happen, and that there is an Active FBI investigation. No details as of yet if the file was downloaded abroad.

Whether there is a nefarious reason for the data being sent to Kavtech is the bigger question. The company is a major player in big data. When I downloaded the raw data dump file after the election I had issues porting it into a platform that is capable of opening it, let alone analyzing it. There are simply too many records for all but enterprise grade data companies to handle.

According to the company website, “Kavtech specialize is in Data Management with state of the art solutions for data integration, data visualization, data warehousing, data administration, data cleansing and business Intelligence our experts can convert your data into valuable asset for your company.”

This expertise could be helpful to anyone wanting to audit the voter rolls, cross-check other state voter registrations, or any number of additional data analyses… but True the Vote alerted the authorities that the cc was unauthorized…

Catherine Engelbrecht, ‘True the Vote’ President, released a letter on her website to John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, “Pursuant to making our request to the Nevada Secretary of State, the state’s website provided the information through a downloadable voter file via email. When it arrived, I was shocked to see the inclusion of another email address in the CC line.”

The unsubstantiated claim that Kavtech has ties to Pakistani intelligence seems to have started from this same letter in which Engelbrecht states, “The address was [email protected] Waqas Butt is the CEO of Kavtech Solutions Ltd.. Kavtech is a Pakistani owned company, located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, with ties to Pakistani intelligence, military, and the interior.”

“The fact that this company was cc’ed on an email containing access to the Nevada voter registration database appears to be evidence of a breach within the Nevada Secretary of State’s email system,” Engelbrecht told Demers.

“Obviously, the problems that such a breach may evidence include access to at least the voter registration information of Nevada residents. At worst it could reveal a breach that gives a foreign power access to not only the State of Nevada’s systems, but also to the email systems of anyone whom the State communicates with via email,” she added.

As well as attaching the voter file email to the Demers letter, they mysterious Roberta appears to also have forwarded it to [email protected]Gregg Phillips, of Opsec Group, LLC, which was only formed September 17, 2020, but many will remember him as the former head of the Mississippi Department of Human Services and the author of a tweet, cited by U.S. President Donald Trump, which claims that between three and five million non-citizens voted in the 2016 elections for Hillary Clinton. This claim went viral despite Phillips never releasing the analysis of the data obtained from State election divisions and collected through the app VoteStand, a partnership between Phillips company and True the Vote, which is advertised to be the “first online election fraud reporting app” available to voters across the country “to quickly report suspected election illegalities as they happen.” The original purpose of the partnership was to update and analyze voter registration data in the U.S. to supposedly identify indicators of each person voting such as citizenship or non-citizenship, identity, and felony status.

We have verified more than three million votes cast by non-citizens.

We are joining .@TrueTheVote to initiate legal action. #unrigged

— Gregg Phillips (@JumpVote) November 13, 2016

Original tweet from now defunct @jumpvote twitter account run by gregg phillips

In my twenties I worked at Fair, Isaac, pumping millions of consumer credit files through the scorecards built by the brilliant PhDs in the division I worked for to ensure they performed as specified. I’m not new to big data, how to work with it or more than that, how to manipulate it to get the results you want.

I’ve personally analyzed the 2016 data and the statistical irregularities in Los Angeles and New York, and the two counties which totaled the entirety of Clinton’s claimed popular vote win are deeply suspect. Phillips could have a point.

During an interview with Breitbart News, Engelbrecht asked, “Why would they [Pakistani company] be getting this information? Why would they show up on a cc line? There’s no good way to look at that should make anyone feel confident in the security of this process.”

Indeed, the majority of voters in this country do not feel confident. For good reason.

When I downloaded the voter rolls the first thing I noticed is that there are more than ten million records. The National Voter Registration Act requires that State’s clean their voter roles every two years and not less than 90 days prior to any federal election.

The data dump of voter files included 10,473,092 voter files

According to the Secretary of State’s official election statistics, there are 2,062,466 registered voters, of which, 1,865,551 are considered “active voters” who voted in the 2020 Presidential Election. The data does not easily lend it self to negative tests, as in, are not “registered.” But with more than eight million extraneous voters on the rolls, one has to wonder what could be done…

And while the system allows users to add additional email addresses where the link to the completed report can be downloaded, it is unclear whether the user logged in as [email protected] added the address, or if a hacker added the cc to all emails to that address, and if so on whose mail servers? Only the FBI has the headers from the email to see where the cc was inserted, and it may very well be true that the Secretary of State’s website was hacked. But another possibility is that since True the Vote has already publically stated they are acquiring all of the voter rolls, so a savvy hacker might believe it’s easier to hack the non-governmental server. Calls to True the Vote were not returned as of publication.

Wherever the hack originated, and the FBI should be able to easily trace it, what is concerning is that personally identifiable information is included in the voter rolls. Combined with the millions of data points already commercially available, it would not be difficult to create detailed personas of eligible voters who are “inactive” and take over those accounts. Scary, but not difficult.

Database fields revealed in the Nevada Voter Rolls

From its web presence, Kavtech appears to be primarily a mobile app developer, having launched apps like, “What’s My Age,” and “How Do I Look” in the Google Play store along with several others. And while several sites have shared a diagram of the connections to Pakistani ISI and indeed one of their employees posted a tweet with the hashtag #YesIamISI, the “evidence” feels like a stretch.

But their tech stack capabilities do appear that they are capable of much more than a simple game. I could find no clear nefarious ties to ISI for Kavtech’s CEO Waqas Butt, who has an apparently clear work history, references, and demonstrated technical abilities… but, if I were a spook looking to navigate millions, or hundreds of millions of voter records and analyze opportunities, Kavtech the tech stack I’d be looking for…

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Analyzing the Case for Election Fraud

Despite the overwhelming pressure, if you can’t help but feel that tingling sense of knowing that is telling you there’s more to the story, you are not alone. In fact, according to a new Rassmussen poll, nearly 50% of voters believe the election had issues. A quick look at the data blatantly shows that indeed, shenanigans abound (how can a state have 1+ million more mail-in ballots tallied than they sent out?). But was it fraud or masterful gamesmanship?

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The world, or at least the global media, has spoken: Biden won the 2020 Election.

UPDATED FREQUENTLY WITH NEW INFORMATION – Last update 12/21/2020

A quick Google search reveals pages upon pages of reports of why the Trump team’s assertions of vote fraud and election fraud and vote flipping are flat out fallacies. YouTube has announced a ban on any videos questioning the election results. And now on Monday all 538 electors have voted, formalizing Biden’s 306-232 win. And while there is still Congress to get through, and the inauguration, based on social media and television news and practically every other point of information bombarding society today, Biden is now the President-elect.

But why now, after Government officials confirmed during Senate testimony that a foreign adversary, Russia, attempted to interfere in the 2016 United States Presidential Election via “a multi-faceted approach intended to undermine confidence in our democratic process.” According to U.S. intelligence official reports, Russia targeted voter registration databases in at least 21 states and sought to infiltrate the networks of voting equipment vendors, political parties, and at least one local election board. And if their purpose was not so much to “hack” the election but create chaos and sow seeds of uncertainty around our election process, I would say they have won. But what if this cycle, it was Russia who somehow manipulated extra ballots and placed the blame on the Democrats? What if…?

Russian Experience With Voter Fraud

The 2004 presidential election in Ukraine saw suspiciously high turnout rates that “even Stalinist North Korea would envy,” the State Department declared!

Back then, the U.S. government decried as corrupt an earlier election where special voting boxes were created to help citizens vote from home, election observers were expelled from vote counts, pre-election polls were wildly off, and voter turnout in certain communities exceeded 90%.

But the story of that Ukrainian election as recounted by then-Ambassador John Tefft to a Senate committee in December 2004 raises a tantalizing question for voters distrustful of the Nov. 3 elections results in our own 2020 Presidential Election: If tactics and outcomes in the Ukrainian election back then were enough to cry foul, why can’t Americans debate similar concerns here?

Tefft’s testimony raises an important question: Should America, the greatest democracy in the world, share any of the fraudulent attributes of a Ukrainian election? The answer for most Americans is hopefully resounding “No.”

And despite continued and repeated headlines that there was no fraud, according to the Harvard Kenney School report on Election Integrity this cycle, expert assessments indicate that compared with 2016, the performance of this contest displays several warning flags, namely worsening confidence in the integrity of American elections and falling public trust, challenges to legitimacy arising from threats of campaign violence,legal disputes about the process and results, and public protests about the outcome, as well as growing attempts at voter suppression. 

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Michigan’s Antrim County Audit of Dominion Voting Systems Audit Reveals Staggaring Irregularities

After a judge’s decision Monday morning, the results of an audit of ballot counting machines in Antrim County are now being made available to the public.

A lawsuit filed last month by Bill Bailey led to the forensic examination. The audit was done by the Allied Security Operations Group – a cybersecurity firm in Texas.

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Michigan’s Antrim County Audit of Dominion Voting Systems Audit Reveals Staggaring Irregularities

The United States uses electronic voting machines supplied by Dominion Voting Systems Corporation were tainted and the audit trail required to prove the integrity of those machines has been erased. Other jurisdictions across the United States have used the company’s products, some for years. Dominion says it serves more than 40 percent of American voters and that its products are used in 28 states.

You can (and you should) read the damning results of the forensic investigation of the Dominion Voting System machines used in Antrim County, Michigan. The public release of the audit was authorized by Judge Kevin Elsenheimer despite opposition. It takes a closer look at the voting operation system used to count the ballots in Antrim County. Here are the key facts from this investigation:

  • The audit states that computer analysis shows that “On November 21, 2020, an unauthorized user unsuccessfully attempted to zero out election results. This demonstrates … direct proof of an attempt to tamper with evidence.”
  • The machine tabulated results reported on November 3, 2020 show there were 12,423 votes for President–with Joe Biden receiving 7,769 and Donald Trump garnering 4,509. The machine count for 3 November shows that only 56% of the registered voters cast a ballot for President. But a subsequent tabulation three weeks later (21 November) put Trump on top with 9,748 votes to Biden’s 5,960. The total votes for President increased by 3,526 and the turnout approached 73%.
  • A staggering number of the ballots cast in Antrim required ADJUDICATION. The Dominion system classifies ballots into two categories, 1) normal ballots and 2) adjudicated ballots. Ballots sent to adjudication can be altered by administrators, and adjudication files can be moved between different Results Tally and Reporting (RTR) terminals with no audit trail of which administrator actually adjudicates (i.e. votes) the ballot batch.
  • In Central Lake Township, for example, 81.96% of the 1,491 total ballots cast were adjudicated, which means that the decision about who received the vote was made by election personnel.
  • All the ADJUDICATION logs for the November 2020 election cycle are missing while the files for previous years still exist. The lack of current records prevents any form of audit accountability.
  • All server security logs prior to 11:03 pm on November 4, 2020 are missing. This means that all security logs for the day after the election, on election day, and prior to election day are gone. These logs contain domain controls, authentication failures, error codes, times users logged on and off, network connections to file servers between file accesses, internet connections, times, and data transfers.
  • An unauthorized user unsuccessfully attempted to zero out election results on November 21, 2020.
  • The Election Event Designer Log shows that Dominion Image Cast Precinct Cards were programmed with new ballot programming on 10/23/2020 and then again after the election on 11/05/2020. Specifically, the Central Lake Township tabulator tape totals were significantly altered by utilizing two different program versions (10/23/2020 and 11/05/2020), both of which were software changes during an election–a clear violation of election law.
  • Antrim County used two software packages with the Dominion machines–one counted actual votes (i.e. tabulated) and the other CALCULATED ballot totals.
  • The tabulator tape totals prove there were large numbers of votes switched from the November 3, 2020 tape to the November 6, 2020 tape. This was solely based on using different software versions of the operating program to calculate votes.
  • A high “error rate” in the election software (in this case 68.05%) means an algorithm was used that weighted one candidate greater than another (for instance, weight a specific candidate at a 2/3 to approximately 1/3 ratio). The Antrim logs show that the RCV or Ranked Choice Voting Algorithm was enabled (see image below from the Dominion manual), which allows the user to apply a weighted numerical value to candidates and change the overall result.
  • The Dominion voting machines used in Antrim County are used in 48 other Michigan counties, which calls into question the entire results of the Presidential election.

Also according to ASOG, “The Election Event Designer Log shows that Dominion ImageCast Precinct Cards were programmed with new ballot programming on 10/23/2020 and then again after the election on 11/05/2020…. In accordance with the Help America Vote Act, this violates the 90-day Safe Harbor Period which prohibits changes to election systems, registries, hardware/software updates without undergoing re-certification. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures – Michigan requires full compliance with federal standards.”

“Let’s be clear: Michigan’s Nov. 3 general election in Michigan and across the country was the most secure in the nation’s history,” said Secretary Benson upon the release of the report. “There continues to be no evidence of widespread fraud…”

In response to this major development, former New York City Mayor and attorney to President Trump, Rudolph Giuliani, said:

“The findings in Antrim County, where the error rate was a mind-blowing 68%, the ballot rejection rate was 82%, and software security records and adjudication files were missing, in violation of state and federal laws, are nothing short of mind-blowing. The evidence of fraud is undisputable.

“The records for security changes, adjudication processes, and systems files that would show remote internet access to the voting systems, were found to be missing from the Antrim County systems. Such information is in place for previous election years, but not for 2020, violation of Michigan state law MCL 168.811 requiring retention of voting records for 22 months. Election software is certified for the entire state, and thus, the error rates and rejection rates of Antrim County’s software, can be expected to be replicated across all Dominion machines throughout Michigan as they should be running the exact same software systems.

“Further to hiding the true vote count from the Michigan votes, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued a directive on December 1, 2020, for all County Clerks in Michigan to destroy the evidence of voting processes by deleting electronic voting data and records by December 8, 2020. We now know what evidence they are seeking to destroy – massive movement and miscounting of Michigan citizens’ votes – and that they are doing so in violation of state law.

“These results prove what we have said all along about the management of the ballot fraud perpetrated through these Dominion voting machines: that these machines were intentionally manipulated to move votes, deny voters their desired election choices, and, ultimately, though national use of these corrupted systems, achieve a victory for Joe Biden.

“This certainly requires state leaders to halt any further approval of presidential electors until all of these machines have been seized for auditing and analysis. This new revelation makes it clear that the vote count being presented now by the democrats in Michigan constitutes an intentionally false and misleading representation of the final vote tally. The Electors simply cannot be certified based on these demonstrably false vote counts.

“The results are expected to be the same in major cities across the swing states, as we have now proven in Antrim County, MI, thanks to the prudent decision by Judge Elsenheimer to allow the release of the audit today.”

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