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DePerno: Three suspect states had anonymous remote election system logins

Conservative TreehouseAttorney Matt DePerno appears with Steve Bannon to discuss some similarities between Arizona, Georgia and Michigan electronic election systems. [Rumble Link Here] One of the things DePerno points to is “remote access log-in’s”, administrator level access with elevated privileges in the election management system.

The second point DePerno highlights is something previously covered; however, DePerno appears not to know. Maricopa County and the Secretary of State in Arizona have known about a November 3rd intrusion, a “security breach”, into the voter registration servers in Maricopa county. DePerno calls this a breaking story unknown to the public and hidden by state officials.

If you can log in remotely to the election servers, with admin privileges, you can pretty much do anything to change the results without an audit trail, especially if you have the MS SQL access tool installed to bypass the election system itself and directly adjust the database... and recall that tool has already been found on other election systems that displayed strange behavior.

Thu Jul 22 10:53:38 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Lawsuit filed in Ohio over Dominion machine decision

Gateway Pundit“The process engaged in by the Board of Elections was not transparent and open to the public. Right before voting on the contract with Dominion, the board excluded the public for eighteen minutes from their discussion and deliberations. Nothing necessitated the public’s exclusion. And for the next months thereafter, they continued to exclude the public when discussing the contract with Dominion. That’s not consistent with both the letter and spirit of Ohio’s Open Meetings Act and we are going to get justice for the residents of Stark County Ohio,” Matt Braynard, Executive Director of Look Ahead America, said in a statement provided to the Gateway Pundit.

Braynard added “further, we are determined to ensure that any voting equipment purchased relies on open source software and hardware. This will restore trust, lower election costs, and create home state jobs for Clark County elections.”

Once again, why are deliberations related to these machines always kept out of public view?

Thu Jun 17 23:15:04 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

NH audit tapes show memory card cleared

UncoverDCTodd, a financial auditor and founder of NH Voter Integrity Group, reported that activity on a computer with firmware software on it would be listed on an internal audit report. Indeed, this is the case with Windham’s machines, which are serviced and maintained by LHS Associates. Interestingly, LHS President Jeff Silvestro was present multiple days at the audit. Upon looking closer at the pictures of the machine’s audit report from May 12, Todd noticed the following specific line items among others:

Line 30 – Session Start, date 5/12/21
Line 31 – Machine put in “Supervise Mode”
Line 33 – Memory Card Reset
Line 34 – Session Start, date 5/12/21
Line 35 – Prep for Election
Line 36 – Clear Counters
Line 37 – Session Start, date 11/3/20
Line 43 – Session Start, date 11/5/20

According to Todd and reported by UncoverDC, Hursti previously indicated that he would need to reset the entire memory card because it was not possible to clear the counters. Upon seeing the machine’s audit report, Todd realized that was not true, and the memory card does not need to be deleted, as Hursti insisted.

This shows that during the currently ongoing audit, the memory card in the vote counting machine being audited was cleared before running the election audit.

This would likely have the effect of wiping out any modifications performed on that card intended to effect the election. In other words, you could rerun the election and it would function normally because any modifications intended to influence the election would be wiped out.

Does it prove there was anything nefarious? No. But is it intended to prevent future auditors from discovering if there was anything nefarious? I can't think of other serious explanations, but I'm not an expert on how these machines work or exactly what each machine command on the tape means.

But it sure looks like the "auditors" in New Hampshire got caught deleting election records and potentially evidence of a crime.

UPDATE: It's possible the card being cleared was not an actual card used in the election. It could be a copy, or even an entirely new card with fresh programming. So that's one possible explanation.

UPDATE: There's also some date manipulation that seems significant.

UPDATE: Here's the explanation from the auditors.

Fri May 28 08:56:02 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The New Hampshire auditors: compromised or merely biased?

Gateway PunditBoth Philip Stark, Ph.D. and Barbara Simons, Ph.D., the board chair of Verified Voting and also a member of George Soros’ elite Democracy Alliance Board, are current appointees to the corrupt and powerful U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).
Stark was appointed by Speaker Pelosi in 2016 and Simons was appointed by former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D) in 2008 and was re-affirmed by then-Senate Minority now Majority Leader Schumer.

Two of the three NH election auditors, therefore, Stark and Mark Lindeman, Ph.D., and co-director at Verified Voting, have direct ties and loyalty to the powerful American Democrat-progressive machine, at the very highest levels.

As it turns out, all three auditors know each other and have worked together. At least one of them has demonstrated the machines he is supposed to be auditing can be easily hacked. Two of them were appointed to important election-related public office by Democrats (Pelosi and Reid).

None of this is proof of wrongdoing. But. None of the auditors appears to be politically independent. One has previously demonstrated exactly how hackable the exact type of machines at issue here really are, which calls into question any later attempt to give them a clean bill of health.

Fri May 28 05:27:16 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Sham audits

It appears the public pressure for election audits has become too strong to ignore, and the election fraud defense teams have shifted to allowing controlled audits that can be prevented from finding or disclosing any real problems.

Georgia has already conducted several sham audits and "recounts" that were designed not to find any actual problems. Raffensperger is now claiming to support audits now that an audit has been ordered in Fulton County, even though he strongly opposed them shortly after the election. Democrats are opposing the audit there and hiring defense attorneys, so what do they have to hide?

The ongoing "audit" in New Hampshire appears to have chosen a team with strong conflicts of interest, and one of the three auditors just mysteriously resigned.

The latest example is a sham audit in Wisconsin. How will three retired cops investigating "tips" detect illegal ballots?

Michigan is now threatening any election official who allows anyone to access ballots for an audit.

At least the audit in Arizona appears legitimate.

Thu May 27 19:49:03 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fayette County voting machines rejecting Republican ballots

Gateway PunditElections officials in a Pennsylvania County are working to resolve a problem dealing with voting machines rejecting ballots.

Voting machines in Fayette County are only rejecting Republican ballots, according to Chris Varney, Judge of Elections.

At first, Varney was under the impression that there was a problem will the barcodes on all ballots, but it turns out only Republican ballots are being rejected.

How strange.

Anyone who can't see that there is clearly a systematic election fraud problem here by this point is willfully blind.

Thu May 20 12:45:49 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Antrim County audit case dismissed

Gateway PunditJudge Elsenheimer ruled that Michigan’s dishonest Secretary of State Joselyn Benson can initiate any type of audit she chooses. Hence, her limited audit after the 2020 election satisfies the requirement that any Michigan citizen can demand an audit of an election. The problem is that Attorney DePerno has uncovered numerous cases of irregularities that would require a deeper audit, and Michigan’s highly partisan Democrat Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has falsely alleged that she’s already performed an audit on the election in Antrim County.

The problem here is that the New Hampshire Constitution says that any citizen is entitled to an audit according to the law. The law doesn't say much about audits. The SecState says she conducted an audit, and that's that. The judge agreed that if the SecState says she did an audit, that's all anyone is entitled to. Even if what the SecState did was more of a recount of the tabulator tapes and did not look at any actual ballots. Even if there were demonstrated problems with the tapes and machines.

There will be an appeal. It seems unlikely that would go any differently.

The best chance for moving forward seems to be to convince the legislature to authorize their own audit, similar to the one being conducted in Arizona. The examination of the voting machines in this case did produce useful evidence that may help convince the legislature.

Tue May 18 23:54:06 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

DePerno Press Release bombshells

UncoverDCOne of the critical deficiencies highlighted by DePerno is the ability of the election workers “to set the time on a tabulator at any time in order to print paper tapes that show the appropriate date/time stamp. The technician/supervisor password enables the workers to have this capability.” This is a significant issue because an election worker can potentially run extra ballots without detection “outside of the election window or after hours” to create ballots to produce a desired number of votes.

UncoverDCDePerno also explained that the user name can appear as a default name (in this case, Ryan Smoth) and not the actual name of the election worker committing the fraudulent act. Thus, the admin user name and password can be “accessed by anyone” under the default name. Therefore, there is no personal accountability for the actions of the election workers who might engage in fraudulent activity.

UncoverDCLenberg writes in Exhibit 17, “The malicious actor initially makes an estimate [of] the number of fraudulent votes needed to win the election and programs for that scenario. However, often they need to add additional votes beyond the pre-planned fraud estimates, requiring the polls to be re-opened again to add additional fraudulent votes to achieve their objectives.”

UncoverDCIt seems the DePerno team has also found “duplicate matching ballot indexes.” DePerno stated, “It gets worse, people. Based on a review of the Antrim County results, it indicates duplicate matching ballot indexes—which is evidence of ballot stuffing and fraud.” While they are still studying the evidence, he explained that “this means there were ballots fed into the system more than once—repeatedly.” This issue showed up in the Antrim County election to the tune of 1,060 potential fraudulent phantom votes that showed up in the hand recount according to DePerno and do not match the records held by Secretary of State Benson.

UncoverDCDePerno also claims that he has confirmed that Benson allowed officials to turn off the storage of ballot images to make it difficult to audit the election properly. Dr. Shiva indicated that he found the same behavior when he investigated his race in Massachusetts. A series of tweets from DePerno discusses the “scanned ballot images.”

Mon May 17 22:59:08 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

No one seems to want to admit deleting election files in Maricopa County

Gateway PunditHOT POTATO – Not the Sec of State (Katie Hobbs), Not the Election Vendor (Dominion), and Not the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, NO ONE, Is Admitting Illegally Deleting Files Requested by Senate Auditors

Since deleting those files probably comes with criminal penalties, that's not surprising. But it seems likely someone did delete them before providing the routers to the auditors.

Who and why deleted the files?

There are some suggestions that the audits may have managed to recover the deleted files. From my own experience, this is sometimes (often) possible, depending on the measures taken to recover files and on the measures taken to delete them. However, I haven't seen anything that indicates that has actually happened, just suggestions that it very well could have.

Mon May 17 08:40:46 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Dominion refuses to comply with subpoena in Marocopa County audit

Gateway PunditDominion Voting Systems released a very revealing statement on Thursday. The Denver-based company responded to the Arizona Senate’s demand for passwords to ballot tabulators. America’s Audit Director Ken Bennett told OAN earlier in the week that Dominion was refusing to comply with the subpoena to turn over the passwords.

This is really not something that should be optional. They need -- have a legal requirement -- to provide those passwords and admin access to allow the audit to proceed.

Mind you, until now, Dominion may not be a direct party in the case, meaning they are not legally bound to comply. But that should be a simple matter of bringing this to the judge and saying "Look, they have the admin access to the machines you already ruled we could get, and they won't provide it. Please order them to."

But given what has already been found, it's clear that all of this is just a series of delaying tactics. The election in Maricopa County, AZ was stolen. The cover-up proves it to my satisfaction. Which means it was stolen in Arizona overall. Which is not enough to flip the result to Trump... but proving that would put tremendous pressure on the other states involved in shenanigans to conduct proper audits.

Thu May 13 23:21:15 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Amended complaint in Antrim County case

UncoverDCAs reported by UncoverDC on May 5, attorney Matt DePerno says he has additional proof of votes being flipped in Antrim County. Because of the mounting evidence of alleged election fraud, DePerno has submitted an Amended Complaint to the court.

Read the whole thing for an effective summary of the evidence in the complaint.

Thu May 13 20:30:17 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Adjudication issues in Maricopa County, too

Gateway PunditMaricopa County in Arizona recently released reports by two vendors who conducted election audits in early February. Witnesses working at the (MCTEC) Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center testified that 12% of all ballots were being sent to adjudication. Numerous supervisors offered this data when struggling to assign this large amount of ballot files to adjudicators.

So one in eight ballots were being sent as a digital image to humans at computers. These adjudicators would review and could change the circles voters selected on these ballots. Changing a ballot is as easy as checking a box on a PDF form. But neither audit discloses this unusually high rate of adjudication or why it happened.

The unusually high adjudication rates appear to be a common factor in regions that had unusual results. Each adjudicated ballot has to be decided by a human, but the process is electronic and subject to interference from hackers. When proper audits have been performed, evidence of intrusions was detected. None of this depends on conspiracy theories about CIA or Dominion involvement, just evidence in the public record.

Fri Feb 26 23:25:25 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Dominion Voting Systems and FOIA

Edgar County WatchdogsThe DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek and her Chief Deputy Scott Mackay signed a contract with Dominion Voting Systems Inc. on January 24, 2020. After a copy of that contract was requested by an individual and denied, we were asked to assist in getting the same records. Our Freedom of Information Act request was granted and we find the Dominion Voting Systems encouragements to avoid transparency very troubling.

Everything about the elections, including source code of the software used to run them, should be subject to FOIA regardless of what those contracts say.

Mon Feb 01 22:41:48 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Arizona AG files brief supporting legislative subpoena of election machines

ElectionWizThe Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a brief in support of Arizona legislature in the battle over whether the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors must comply with election-related subpoenas.

Earlier this month, the Maricopa Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 today defy the state lawmakers and resist complying with legislative subpoenas. Instead of allowing an audit, the board voted to file a lawsuit against lawmakers in state court, seeking to block the enforcement of the subpoenas.

The subpoenas were issued by Arizona lawmakers in response to claims that the election in Maricopa County was fraught with fraud. The lawmakers seek force county officials to allow an audit of the voting machines.

There's no justification for refusing this subpoena; the county must, therefore, have something significant to hide. But they don't have to actually win their case, just delay it past January 20th when nothing can be done about their cheating.

Thu Dec 31 22:17:56 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

GA SecState's brother has heavy ties to China

Gateway PunditIt appears Secretary of State (SoS) Raffensperger has a brother, Ron. Ron hates President Trump and the two Republican Senators running for office in Georgia. Ron also works as the CTO for Huawei Enterprise Storage Solutions based in Shenzhen, China, a China government owned company.

If true, this would explain Raffensperger's bizarre behavior quite handily.

Wed Dec 23 12:38:13 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

GOP electors to join suit seeking audit in Arizona

Just The NewsThe Republican party of Arizona announced on Monday that the state's GOP electors will intervene in the case between Maricopa County and the Arizona state legislature over access to the county's voting machines.

Maricopa county's desperate attempts to block a forensic audit of their machines are practically an admission of guilt.

Wed Dec 23 11:38:13 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Trump considering Sidney Powell for special counsel?

Conservative TreehouseThe New York Times is reporting today on a Friday night visit between President Trump and lawyer Sidney Powell. According to the Times President Trump’s legal counsel Rudy Giuliani was present via phone conference and White House counsel Pat A. Cipollone represented the office of the President.

The Times reports “[p]art of the White House meeting on Friday night was a discussion about an executive order to take control of voting machines to examine them, according to one of the people briefed.” However legal advisors to the office of president are unsure if DHS would have authority to impound Dominion ballot machines. The 2018 executive order would seem to indicate that any office directed by the White House would have authority. This avenue would obviously depend on the DNI final report.

Ms. Powell has two lawsuits in the docket of the high court; however, as each day passes it seems the ability to confront known election fraud evidence becomes more challenging. It is likely Powell is recommending a more forceful approach by the executive branch that will support the lawsuits underway by her outside group.

I take no position on whether Sidney Powell should be a special counsel for vote fraud. I think someone needs to be, and if the President has to order voting machines seized as evidence in order to prove it, that needs to happen too. We need to know whether the election system has been corrupted to the degree Powell has alleged whether she is right or not. We cannot simply hope she is wrong, and it costs very little to check.

Tue Dec 22 11:41:23 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Arizona legislature calls for special session after subpoena refused

Federalist PapersA Republican Arizona state representative wants to push back even harder now that the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is pushing back against a state effort to examine the county’s voting machines.

On Monday, the Arizona state Senate’s Judiciary Committee voted to issue subpoenas and seize machines made by Dominion Voting Systems that were used in Maricopa County, the state’s largest in terms of population.

On Friday, the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to take the Senate committee to court rather than allow the machines to be examined, according to the Arizona Republic.

Now, Republican state Rep. Anthony Kern wants a special legislative session that will address election integrity.

The only reason I can come up with to try to block a state legislative subpoena for this information is that it will find something that would incriminate the local officials who ran the election.

Mon Dec 21 21:36:43 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

GA election officials trying to block open records requests for election machines

Just The NewsA recently revealed memo shows a top-ranking Georgia election official informing county election workers that they are not required to provide journalists and citizens with records of software updates applied to voting machines in the state.

Chris Harvey, the state elections division director, said in the Nov. 17 memo that “multiple counties have reported receiving Open Records Requests asking for data information” including, in part, “copies of any software patches performed on Dominion voting machines in the state of Georgia prior to the November 3, 2020 General Election.”

“Under the Open Records Act,” Harvey writes in the memo, “providing copies of software, software updates, or thumb drives containing software or software updates is not subject to open records requests.”

There's some truth to the idea that providing copies of software used and exact versions & patches applied has security implications, but after the election those security implications seem very minimal. At worst, such requests (aside from copies of the software itself, which is probably protected by vendor's copyright, unless the agreements made it available) should be delayed until after the January 5th runoff. After that, there's no real reason that the software versions and patches on the election machines at the time the elections were run should not be made available.

So... what is there to hide here?

Mon Dec 21 19:36:43 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Further information to come out in the next few days?

Gateway PunditOn Friday night Ramsland told Newsmax that the Trump campaign will likely not win in the courts because the lawsuits are being dismissed before evidence is even being heard.

Ramsland then told Greg Kelly, “But I think there’s going to be some information that comes forward in the next few days that is going to drastically change the playing field. The real question will be will people report on it.”

I assume he's referring to the foreign interference report from the DNI, which has been delayed to some time in January.

Sun Dec 20 16:15:11 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

It's not over yet...

CNSNews“Traditionally, the Electoral College results happens to be the point by which we have started to refer to the winner as the president-elect but technically, Joe Biden is not the president-elect, because seven states are sending competing slates of electors to the Congress via the archivist,” Blackwell told Fox Business’s “Mornings with Maria Bartiromo.”

“We already know that there will be one senator and one member of the House that will challenge these slates coming from the electoral college. That means that that has to be vetted out. That means that the clock didn't stop on Monday of this week. The clock is still running. A shorter runway, the time is running out, but there's still time on the clock to really push this through,” he said.

... but if Trump has anything more up his sleeve, he better put it on the table soon.

Sun Dec 20 15:15:11 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Maricopa County, AZ refuses subpoena for voting machines

Gateway PunditThe Maricopa Board of Supervisors has voted 4-1 to refuse to comply with legislative subpoenas to turn over Dominion voting machines for a forensic audit.

Instead of supporting transparency and making sure there was a free and fair election, they will be filing a complaint in Superior Court.

There is neither excuse nor justification for this refusal. Clearly the Maricopa County officials know that shenanigans will be exposed if the machines are audited, and they are likely trying to figure out how to cover their tracks even now.

Sun Dec 20 08:15:11 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

What options remain?

NewsmaxFormer national security adviser Michael Flynn says President Donald Trump has options to make sure the integrity of the 2020 election remains intact, including seizing voting machines around the country and using military capabilities to rerun elections in swing states.

''I don’t know if he’s going to take any of these options. The president has to plan for every eventuality because we cannot allow this election and the integrity of our election to go the way it is,'' Flynn said Thursday during an appearance on Newsmax TV’s ''Greg Kelly Reports.''

''This is just totally unsatisfactory. There’s no way in the world we’re going to be able to move forward as a nation with this. …

''He could immediately on his order seize every single one of these machines around the country on his order. He could also order, within the swing states, if he wanted to, he could take military capabilities and he could place them in those states and basically rerun an election in each of those states. It’s not unprecedented,'' Flynn added.

I think selling a military revote in the swing states to the American people would be a big challenge. But seizing the voter machines to demonstrate the fraud would be a smaller and more reasonable step that might convince the public that a big remedy is necessary.

Sat Dec 19 21:37:44 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Amistad project demands preservation of voting machine evidence

NewsmaxThe Amistad Project of the non-partisan Thomas More Society is announcing Monday it is demanding the preservation of evidence in five key swing states in response to a bombshell report detailing the results of a forensic audit of Dominion voting machines in Antrim County, Michigan, which was approved for release by 13th Circuit Judge Kevin Elsenheimer.

"We're filing in all swing states a demand that judges step in and preserve evidence to avoid it from being destroyed or spoiled by the intentional or reckless acts of executive officials," said Phill Kline, director of the Amistad Project, which has previously filed election litigation in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

We'll see if any courts take these demands seriously.

Sat Dec 19 19:37:44 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Cyberhack much bigger than already reported

NewsmaxA foreign hack of the U.S. government is even bigger than originally thought, according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

The Washington Examiner reports the agency shared that the cyber hackers gained secretive backdoor access in more ways than just through the publicly known SolarWinds software update being corrupted.

“One of the initial access vectors for this activity is a supply chain compromise of the following SolarWinds Orion products. CISA has evidence of additional initial access vectors, other than the SolarWinds Orion platform; however, these are still being investigated,” CISA wrote on Thursday, noting that “the SolarWinds Orion supply chain compromise is not the only initial infection vector this advanced persistent threat actor leveraged.”

The magnitude of this as already reported is huge.

The timing -- almost exactly aligned with the forensic audit of Dominion voting systems in Antrim country, which is known to use the Solarwinds product -- is also extremely suspicious.

Sat Dec 19 13:37:44 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Arizona to investigate Dominion voting systems in Maricopa County

TucsonArizona’s 11 Democratic electors cast their votes Monday for President-elect Joe Biden, even as the chairman of a state Senate panel said he will issue subpoenas to check the accuracy of hardware and software used here in the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Sen. Eddie Farnsworth, R-Gilbert, said there were enough questions raised, in testimony Monday before his Senate Judiciary Committee, about whether the Dominion Voting Systems used in Maricopa County produced reliable results.

We don't have time to waste. Get the machines and audit them.

Fri Dec 18 22:09:24 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FBI, CISA, and DNI investigating Solarwinds breach

Gateway PunditThe FBI, CISA and Office of the DNI released a joint statement tonight on the SolarWinds cybersecurity incident.

The three government investigative bodies are reportedly working together on the SolarWinds breach that was announced earlier this week.

The timing of this investigation, coupled with the delay in the DNI intelligence report on the election, strongly suggests that the forensic audit of the Dominion voting systems in Antrim county found an unexpected backdoor that was used to access and tamper with those voting machines.

Fri Dec 18 21:09:24 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Powell files appeals to the Supreme Court from MI and GA

NewsmaxFormer Donald Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell asked the Supreme Court to overturn Joe Biden’s election victories in Michigan and Georgia, continuing with a flurry of long shot litigation despite repeated rejections in the courts.

The Supreme Court has already spurned two efforts to nullify Biden victories, first a challenge to his Pennsylvania triumph and then a Texas lawsuit that sought to reverse the results in four pivotal states.

The SC has actually not disposed of the PA case; it rejected an emergency injunction but there is a pending request to hear the case on the normal schedule.

However, the tea leaves are not positive for Powell's cases. The one bright spot is that forensic audits have turned up new evidence suggesting at least some of the Dominion voting machines have been compromised and the election results tampered with. If more such evidence turns up, courts may start to take notice. Legislatures appear to have taken notice already.

Fri Dec 18 20:09:24 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Yes, Dominion voting systems are on the internet

Gateway PunditFor months and years, top government officials have assured us the voting machines were NOT connected to the internet.

Until today.

Fired Director of Cyber Security Chris Krebs told the US Senate Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday that some Dominion Voting Machines were connected to the internet.

Why try so hard to hide this?

Fri Dec 18 18:09:24 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Michigan legislature subpoenas Detroit election data and machines

Just The NewsConcerned about possible election evidence being destroyed, members of a joint session of the Michigan Legislature’s House and Senate oversight committees on Tuesday voted to issue subpoenas to Detroit and the nearby suburb of Livonia demanding they surrender hard drives, emails, absentee voter counting board laptops and other election-related materials.

One Senate Democrat reportedly joined his Republican colleagues in supporting the subpoenas.

Let's get a forensic audit on those machines, and see if the same problems detected in Antrim county also show up here.

Fri Dec 18 17:09:24 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Powell now talking up a RICO case

Western JournalAttorney Sidney Powell says that her battle over the Nov. 3 election is far from over, saying that the evidence she is gathering could turn into a major racketeering case under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

While the audits of Dominion voting systems have certainly turned up disturbing and suggestive information, Powell seems entirely too focused on making big allegations with limited circumstantial evidence rather than pushing for the audits of actual voting machines that would reveal how widespread the problem really is.

Fri Dec 18 11:09:24 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Dominion systems has identical error rates in MI, NV

TwitterThe error rate scanning ballots in Antrim County, Michigan was 68.05%. Dominion Voting Systems are also used in Clark County, Nevada. Clark County, Nevada election officials also *HAPPENED* to report an error scanning "ABOUT 70% OF BALLOTS".

If true, that's two locations with very strong indications of deliberate fraud at the systematic level. And it appears to be true.

Las Vegas Review JournalAll mail ballots in Clark County were counted first by running them through a digital scanner. If the scanner cannot read the ballot or determine the voter’s intent, the ballot is sent to an adjudication or duplication team, both of which are overseen by a bipartisan election board. County elections officials have said about 70 percent of ballots are sent to be reviewed by elections officials.

That both places had errors could be coincidence. That both places had almost identical error rates suggests it was not coincidence.

Fri Dec 18 10:09:24 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Arizona to subpoena voting machines and conduct an audit

The Federalist PapersVoting machines used in Arizona’s Maricopa County may now be subject to inspection following action by a state legislator on Monday to begin the process of seizing the machines.

The action by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Eddie Farnsworth came after a six-hour hearing concerning the election and the ability of Arizona residents to trust the results, according to KJZZ-FM.

“We hold an audit and we see what the outcome is,” he said. “And then we can put this to rest.”

Subpoenas to seize the machines could be issued as soon as Tuesday, according to Farnsworth.

The subpoenas have now been issued. Frankly, this should be done after every election as a matter of ordinary business, with the results published.

Thu Dec 17 23:19:23 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Biden performed 1.5% better in states using Dominion

ElectionWiz“Statistical analysis of past presidential races supports the view that in 2020, in counties where Dominion Machines were deployed, the voting outcomes were on average (nationwide) 1.5% higher for Joe Biden and 1.5% lower for Donald Trump after adjusting for other demographic and past voting preference.

For Dominion to have switched the election from Trump to Biden, it would have had to have increased Biden outcomes (with a corresponding reduction in Trump outcomes) by 0.3% in Georgia, 0.6% in Arizona, 2.1% in Wisconsin, and 2.5% in Nevada. The apparent average of 1.5% “Dominion Effect” is greater than the margin in Arizona and Georgia, and close to the margin for Wisconsin and Nevada. It is not hard to picture a scenario where the actual effect in Wisconsin and Nevada was greater than the national average and would have changed the current reported outcome in those two states.

Assuming the “Dominion Effect” is real, it is possible that an audit of these machines would overturn the election.

These results are scientifically valid and have a p-value of less than 1%, meaning the chances of this math occurring randomly are less than 1 in 100.”

We already have one audit that demonstrated conclusively that the machines were tampered with in such a way as to send 70% of all ballots to manual adjudication, and to remove the audit logs concerning the election and adjudication process.

Thu Dec 17 20:19:23 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Dominion, Solarwinds, and Barr...

Gateway PunditLast night the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a rare Emergency Directive 21-01, in response to a KNOWN COMPROMISE involving SolarWinds Orion products.

This was only the fifth Emergency Directive issued by CISA under the authorities granted by Congress in the Cybersecurity Act of 2015.

CISA reported a breach of the SolarWinds Orion products.

This Emergency Directive called on all federal civilian agencies to review their networks for indicators of compromise and disconnect or power down SolarWinds Orion products immediately.

So guess who uses SolarWinds?

Dominion Voting Systems uses SolarWinds products.

This seems likely to be part of the non-public fallout from the forensic audit of the Dominion Voting Systems hardware in Michigan -- the audit that found the systems were compromised to produce an artificially high error rate, where ballot adjudication can be used to steal the election, and that crucial security and audit logs were missing from the systems, suggesting them were compromised and the logs removed.

I wouldn't be surprised if Barr's departure is also related to this -- either because Barr didn't find it or didn't want to follow up on it.

It feels like the dominoes have started to fall.

Thu Dec 17 16:19:23 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

How do you get negative votes?

Conservative TreehouseA video has been produced to ask a few very basic questions. As the tabulations of vote counting is automatically updated to central databases for distribution to media, how do vote counts turn negative? Errors can be made, but why are all the ‘errors’ going in only one direction. Vote tabulations should be additive, why are vote totals decreasing?

Watch the video. It's only 6 minutes long, and it raises a very serious question that no one is even trying to answer yet.

Wed Dec 16 23:49:35 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Powell appeals the election in Arizona...

NewsmaxConservative lawyer Sidney Powell has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decertify Democrat President-elect Joe Biden's victory over Republican President Donald Trump in Arizona.

Powell, who filed the request with the court on Friday night, also asks the justices to bar Biden’s electors from casting Electoral College votes on Monday.

Her appeal marks the second petition for review filed with the nation’s highest court in challenges to Biden’s win in the state. Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward on Friday asked the Supreme Court to review her case seeking to overturn Arizona’s election results.

... as well as other states. At this point, it's impossible to read anything but very negative and bitter flavors in the tea leaves. But it's still at least possible to see a positive result. Just not very likely, so don't go holding your breath.

Wed Dec 16 14:15:33 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Were automated test ballots used to commit election fraud?

Gateway PunditThe Automated Test Deck Generator creates comprehensive test decks for efficient and easy logic & accuracy testing. Using the election project database, a deck of vote-marked ballots is randomly generated to provide the highest assurance of system accuracy. When scanned, these automated test deck ballots create known outcomes that can be compared with the tabulated results, providing verification of both the quality of the printed ballots as well as the complete accuracy of each tabulator.”

Are these the “pristine ballots” with the identical ballot markings as Fulton County Poll Manager Susan Voyles testified to in her hearing? Where else have we seen stacks of ballots, some pristine, with predictable 95%+ Biden results?

This is one of those technologies that can have legitimate uses, and can also be abused for improper purposes. One would hope that test ballots would be automatically marked in some way to avoid them being counted in a real election (although that has its own problems, too). Fundamentally it's a choice between testing with valid normal ballots versus testing with special test ballots that might have special code to handle. The right answer is probably to keep stringent protections on the test ballot generator combined with logs of which ballots were generated as tests so they can be removed from any actual results. It doesn't sound like those controls are in place.

Tue Dec 15 23:08:05 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Ware County, GA Dominion machines did flip votes from Trump to Biden

Tue Dec 15 21:08:05 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Antrim County forensic audit blames Dominion software?

Gateway PunditMatthew DePerno: Well the Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said it happened by human error. We discovered that’s not true, that’s a lie. It didn’t happen by human error. It happened by a computer program called Dominion Voting System. And through our lawsuit we were able to get access to the Dominion Voting System program and my team went on last Sunday and we took forensic images on that computer system, 16 CF data cards, 16 thumb drives, and we got the forensic image of the actual tabulation machine in the Antrim County clerk office.

He doesn't actually say what he found, it's under protective order, but he thinks it is enough to flip the state's electors. This will either be completely explosive or a very disappointing dud.

Tue Dec 15 13:08:05 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Washington State governor's race now has a pending lawsuit

Gateway PunditThe Republican candidate for governor in Washington state, Loren Culp, is suing the Washington Secretary of State for mismanaging the 2020 election.

Culp, who won what looks like the entire state besides Seattle, believes the election was rotten. The Culp for governor campaign filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Washington Secretary of State for election improprieties and demanding a full audit of the ballots and voting machines.

Another demand for a voting machine audit, too. If any of Sidney Powell's claims have real meat behind them -- by which I mean, there was not just potential for fraud and foreign actors, but actual people using the security holes in the Dominion system to commit actual election rigging -- then there are a LOT of applecarts about to be turned over.

Mon Dec 14 20:24:04 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Arizona election lawsuit appealing to Supreme Court

The Federalist PapersArizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward announced Thursday that she is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court her federal case regarding alleged irregularities with the voting software used in November’s election.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa, who was appointed in 2013 by then-President Barack Obama, dismissed the case, which was launched by attorney Sidney Powell but named Ward as a plaintiff, The Washington Times reported.

The lawsuit claims “Dominion Voting Systems’ machines connected to the internet, which violates election laws,” The Times reported. “Dominion is not listed as a defendant, as the suits challenge state officials, but the company has denied any wrongdoing in the 2020 election.”

The case contests more than 412,000 of the votes cast.

The results of this forensic audit may add more weight here.

Mon Dec 14 17:24:04 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Antrim County forensic audit bears fruit

Washington ExaminerHe said that his team is already in possession of the “forensic images” and that “some conclusions” have already been made from the information. DePerno also took notice of how Benson’s office characterized an apparent glitch that temporarily invalidated 6,000 votes erroneously tabulated for President-elect Joe Biden rather than Trump. He said the state has characterized it as a tabulation error.

“We believe now that that statement was false,” DePerno claimed, adding that they have seen “serious security breaches.”

DePerno said that prior to the hearing, he had received two affidavits that detailed “significant errors” that occurred during the election and noted that his client believes the results in the county are “uncertifiable” and called for decertification of the election.

The lawyer said that his team will be filing a motion regarding a protective order that was put in place dealing with what information can be released publicly. He called the matter an issue of national security.

He's making big claims, and it looks like he can back them up for Antrim County. But do the results apply to other counties?

Mon Dec 14 16:24:04 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Sidney Powell on Lou Dobbs

Gateway PunditThey designed and developed the Smartmatic and Dominion programs and machines that included a controller module that allows people to log in and manipulate the vote even as it’s happening. We’re finding more and more evidence of this. We now have reams and reams of actual documents from Smartmatic and Dominion including evidence that they planned and executed all of this.

The key thing that remains missing here is evidence that this "controller module" was actually used fraudulently during the election to flip the race for Biden and possibly others. Ballot adjudication of unclear ballots is .. I won't say normal, because I would just toss out ballots unreadable by machine as the machine is or should be an impartial process... so let's say adjudication is expected.

Descriptions I've seen of how Dominion implements the adjudication process appear to me to be ripe for fraud and abuse and a security/audit nightmare. But that, too, is not proof of fraud.

Mon Dec 14 12:47:02 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

GA hearing on election issues

Sara CarterWatch the Georgia State House election hearing live. Witnesses discuss the irregularities, as well as allegations of fraud that some witnesses observed during the November, 3, 2020 general election.

There was some new information here, including a demonstration of Dominion's ballot adjudication "feature" allowing fraud.

Mon Dec 14 10:24:04 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

BOMBSHELL: Forensic audit of Dominion voting system available

Steve Gruber2.) Item 6: The allowable election error rate established by the Federal Election Commission guidelines is of 1 in 250,000 ballots (.0008%). We observed an error rate of 68.05%. This demonstrated a significant and fatal error in security and election integrity.
3.) Item 15: Significantly, the computer system shows vote adjudication logs for prior years, but all adjudication log entries for the 2020 election cycle are missing.
4.) Item 16: Likewise, all server security logs prior to 11:03pm on November 4, 2020 are missing. Other server logs before November 4, 2020 are present, therefore, there is no reasonable explanation for the security logs to be missing.

The high error rate is significant because it would result in sending almost 70% of votes to the adjudication process, where the administrator could decide which candidate would receive the votes.

The missing adjudication logs for 2020 along with the presence of those logs for prior years indicates that the adjudication logs were deliberately removed this year. Deliberately.

The missing logs for 2020 in general are also troubling and indicates someone was deliberately wiping evidence.

Steve Gruber6.) Item 22: we conclude that the errors are so significant that they call into question the integrity and legitimacy of the results in the Antrim County 2020 election to the point that the results are not certifiable. Because the same machines are used in 48 other counties in Michigan, this casts doubt on the integrity of the entire election in the state of Michigan.

And by extension similar systems used in other states, including most of the battleground states at issue. However, without a forensic audit of those systems, we won't know whether they have the same specific problems (missing logs, absurdly high error and adjudication rates) that demonstrate the step for a possibility of fraud to probability of fraud.

We do appear to have proof of fraud in Antrim County, specifically the high error/adjudication rate, the vote swap, and the missing log files.

The full report is available.

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Mon Dec 14 10:04:41 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Evidence?

Conservative TreehouseAppearing with Maria Bartiromo, former national security advisor, Lt General Michael Flynn, states: “we have conclusive evidence of foreign interference in our election.” Mr. Flynn goes on to say his attorney, Sidney Powell, has four cases en route to the United States Supreme Court to highlight the “overwhelming evidence” of election fraud.

Additionally, General Flynn states it would serve the best interests of the United States if President Trump would trigger his 2018 executive order on foreign election interference to appoint a federal special counsel – to look into all of the background claims of fraud on behalf of the executive branch of government. A very interesting interview.

"Conclusive evidence" is a strong statement. He says it's available on the Wood and Powell websites, which ... doesn't seem like it's anything new yet?

We need more than hypothetical evidence, and that's something we'll only get from a forensic audit.

Mon Dec 14 09:15:54 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Massive cyber fraud found in Antrim voting machine audit?

CDMediaCDMedia has been informed by sources close to the investigation that cyber teams which examined Dominion Voting Systems machines in Antrim County, Michigan last weekend have found concrete proof of massive cyber election fraud.

Dominion voting machines were connected to the internet.
Illegal Votes are thought to have been shipped to Europe for ‘adjudication’.

There is more coming on this story but essentially fake ballots in massive amounts were counted and ‘approved’ in Europe, in either Spain or Germany.

Take with grains of salt because as far as I know this information is still under court ordered seal. Even if true, Dominion machines being connected to the internet isn't evidence of vote fraud even if it is evidence the public has been lied to. (That point, in my opinion, is already established; Dominion machines are absolutely connected to the internet). The "remote adjudication" feature is also established, but does not necessarily demonstrate fraud. The question is who does the adjudication, is it in accordance with the law, and is it done honestly.

Sending ballots to Europe for adjudication is definitely suspicious; shouldn't they be adjudicated by local workers? That part has been suggested by traffic analysis but not yet proven.

If it can be proven that the error rate on dominion machines was set to an excessively high number, thus sending massive numbers of ballots into the adjudication process where administrators can essentially assign them to anyone without an audit trail, that would be about the first half of a smoking gun that we need. The other half would be who was adjudicating those ballots and were they doing so honestly or falsely.

This is worth keeping an eye on, but nothing solid yet.

Mon Dec 14 09:15:41 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Forensic audit of Dominion voting machines still under seal

Washington Examiner"I filed an emergency motion this afternoon with the Antrim County Circuit Court asking them to lift a protective order so that we can release the results of the forensic examination to the American people, to the Michigan House of Representatives, to the Michigan Senate, and to anyone else who wants to see the results so they can judge for themselves how the system operates," DePerno added.
The emergency motion says the "initial preliminary results" are "an issue of national security" and "important for the public, the U.S. government and the Michigan Legislature to review and understand."

We need to see those results, one way or the other.

Mon Dec 14 08:58:23 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Video of ways Dominion voting machines can be used to cheat

Behind the BlackThe point here is not whether anyone tampered with the results. The point is that the Dominion software used is utterly unreliable and can be used easily to tamper with the results. Any election that depended on this software is thus highly suspect, and should be thrown out.

It also means that if this software is used we cannot trust the results from the runoff of two Senate races in Georgia in January.

Basically, administrators can adjudicate ballots in any way they want to, with no audit trail, even scanning blank ballots. So can anyone who remotely compromises the system.

Sun Dec 13 08:24:05 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

GA SecState backs out of testifying

Lin WoodBrad Raffensperger @GaSecofState
was scheduled to appear & testify tomorrow before GA House Committee about 11/3 election fraud.

He just backed out & cannot be subpoenaed unless special session is called. @BrianKempGA refuses to do so.

How convenient.

DEMAND ANSWERS Patriots.

What does he have to hide?

Sat Dec 12 09:05:22 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Why the rush to delete election data?

The Post MillennialA Michigan sheriff in Barry County has alleged voter fraud in the Nov. 3 general election in a federal lawsuit he filed.

Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf filed an "application for a restraining order" to bar county clerks from deleting the election data pertaining to the election. After data is deleted, it would not be possible to conduct a forensic investigation.

I see no honest reason why these various jurisdictions are so intent on deleting their election data. There must be something they are trying to hide.

It's been 48 hours since the Antrim voting machines were imaged and handed off to investigators. If they found something on those machines, we should know soon.

Fri Dec 11 08:21:10 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

GA officials can't replicate numbers during recount

Gateway PunditCoffee County Georgia officials sent out a letter last week to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. County officials told Raffensperger they were not able to duplicate the election night results on their voting machines. Since they couldn’t duplicate their numbers with the fancy voting machines they went with their original numbers.

There's not really enough information here to know for sure how significant it is. The very lack of information suggests it has some significance, though. If they "couldn't replicate their numbers" and the discrepancy was minor, just a few votes one way or the other, no one would care. If it was a lot more for Biden on the recount, people wouldn't care because the outcome wouldn't change. So they must have gotten a lot more for Trump when they recounted, and they don't want to admit that because they are partisans, or they would be implicated in fraud, or both.

Fri Dec 11 08:09:45 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Michigan House Rep threatens subpoena to Dominion CEO

Just The Newstop Republican in the Michigan House of Representatives is threatening to subpoena the CEO of Dominion Voting Systems if he does not appear before an oversight committee investigating the company election software during Election Day 2020.

In the Dec. 7 letter, Michigan state Rep. Matt Hall, chairman of the Michigan's House Oversight Committee, points out that a late-November letter to CEO John Poulos had gone unanswered.

We really don't have time for strongly worded letters here. Issue the subpoena.

Tue Dec 08 23:51:17 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Background information on Antrim County voting machine forensics

Gateway PunditOn November 23, Matthew DePerno of DePerno Law Offices, LLC filed a lawsuit on behalf of Central Lake resident William Bailey, demanding Antrim County allow a forensic investigation of the Dominion voting machines after it was discovered that thousands of ballots cast for President Trump were counted as votes for Joe Biden.

Mr. DePerno expects to have the results of the study sometime tomorrow. He explained the forensic images of the thumb drives and the master computer would tell if machines were connected to the internet—and if they were, who were they communicating with? DePerno said the examination would be able to determine the algorithms used by the computer and will provide the number of ballots read through the machine compared to the actual number of paper ballots.

No real news here yet, but a lot more information about what happened Monday.

Tue Dec 08 22:51:17 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Courts dismiss Powell's Krakensuits

NewsmaxFederal judges in Michigan and Georgia on Monday rejected ex-Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell’s long-shot attempt to decertify the states’ election results, ruling her claims of a vast election-fraud conspiracy were made too late and lack hard evidence.

Notice that neither of those responses address the merits of the case. Powell's suits were filed as fast as reasonably possible, and to claim they were nonetheless filed too late is to basically deny all possible relief from the courts to election fraud. Hard evidence too takes time to gather, and is controlled by partisan actors. It may take discovery and court orders to obtain. Further, "You took too long" and "You don't have enough evidence" are very close to inherently contradictory. I suspect these cases will get appealed rapidly.

Tue Dec 08 17:51:17 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

More information about the Antrim County lawsuit

Gateway Pundit“I do have evidence that you don’t know about that you haven’t seen. I can’t go beyond that. It will be introduced into my case. My attorney’s working on it now. Everybody wants the same thing I want; it doesn’t matter…Democrat, Libertarian, Republican…we’ve got to know we can trust our electoral process. It’s really that simple. I can tell you I have evidence that points to a pretty serious issue.”

Secret evidence isn't very convincing, but I suppose we'll see it in his lawsuit soon enough.

Tue Dec 08 11:51:17 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Judge denies Powell's request to inspect Michigan voting machines

NewsmaxCalling Powell’s claims of voting irregularities “an amalgamation of theories, conjecture, and speculation,” U.S. District Judge Linda V. Parker said in a ruling on Monday that the suit didn’t put forth the kind of evidence that would justify placing the election results in doubt to allow inspections of voting machines, software and security footage of polling places.

Not allowing those inspections creates even more doubt.

What does Michigan have to hide?

Mon Dec 07 23:35:45 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FBI raided Maricopa County, AZ home over voter data theft

ForbesOn the morning of November 5, as the 2020 election hung in the balance, Arizona federal agents raided a two-story house in Fountain Hills, Maricopa County, a county that had become a key battleground in the presidential race. The agents were looking for evidence of a cyberattack on an unnamed organization and stolen voter data. They left with eight hard drives, three computers and a bag of USB sticks. The resident of the property, a 56-year-old IT expert named Elliot Kerwin, was served the warrant. He is not yet facing charges and was unreachable for comment at the time of publication. There is no indication that anything other than voters’ information, which can be acquired for a few hundred dollars in Arizona counties, was taken from the affected office.

It's possible this guy is just a lone crank. But what use would anyone have for stealing voter data that you could easily buy?

The only explanation that comes to mind is to use that data to somehow mess with the election, and have it not be linked back to you as one of the people who bought the data. Even then I don't really see how this data would help; to commit election fraud you would want to be able to add records. Of course we don't know that, once having broken in, he couldn't add or change records.

I can come up with possible explanations, but we're really waiting to see what the investigators tell us.

Let's not forget that the Dominion voting machines are programmed with USB sticks. And he had a bag of them, which I presume means a lot. And the FBI sure jumped on this guy right quick after the election, despite Barr's later "I ain't seen nothin'" interview. So we're left wondering what the hell is going on in Maricopa County.

Mon Dec 07 14:35:45 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Imaging of Dominion machines in Antrim country reportedly progressing

CDMediaUPDATE – Antrim County Administrator Attempts To Dox Flynn Forensics Team As They Copy Hard Drive…Images Deleted

Sources are not really cited for any of the updates beyond that it was expected to happen this morning, but it's interesting rumors.

This audit is probably a make or break thing for the Trump challenge, barring the server seizure from Germany being real. If they can prove these machines were compromised, they can start making much stronger arguments to look at others. If they can't, their credibility takes a hit.

Official explanations for this put the cause of the problems (in this one country) as human error. It might even be accurate in this case. But the importance comes from being able to apply what's on the Dominion machines to the rest of the places using it.

Mon Dec 07 12:35:45 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Dominion Voting Systems audit has begun

Just The News"Our team is going to be able to go in this morning at about 8:30 and will be there for about eight hours to conduct that forensic examination and we’ll have the results in about 48 hours, and that’ll tell us a lot about these machines," Trump 2020 Senior Legal Advisor Jenna Ellis said Sunday morning on Fox & Friends, according to Fox News.

The Detroit Free Press reported: "In a news release, Antrim County spokesman Jeremy Scott said a group called ASOG will begin taking the forensic images Sunday morning, with Clerk Sheryl Guy, county administrator Pete Garwood, and Bailey in attendance. The imaging is expected to take hours, but there is no timeline for the forensic team’s investigation and results, he said."

This is Antrim County, where we had a very large vote flip. Within about 2 days, that audit should tell us... something.

Mon Dec 07 11:35:45 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Black box voting

Black Box VotingThis report summarizes the results of our review of the GEMS election management system, which counts approximately 25 percent of all votes in the United States. The results of this study demonstrate that a fractional vote feature is embedded in each GEMS application which can be used to invisibly, yet radically, alter election outcomes by pre-setting desired vote percentages to redistribute votes. This tampering is not visible to election observers, even if they are standing in the room and watching the computer. Use of the decimalized vote feature is unlikely to be detected by auditing or canvass procedures, and can be applied across large jurisdictions in less than 60 seconds.

An interesting series of articles from 2016 describing how the weighted race feature in Dominion voting systems (and others) can be used to adjust results.

Mon Dec 07 09:35:45 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Michigan SecState issues order to destroy election data

National FileIt what can only be seen as an effort to keep the facts from coming to light in the face of problematic issues with Michigan’s 2020 General Election process, a memo has been issued from Michigan’s Secretary of State to destroy data.

The Michigan State Republican Party Friday sounded an alarm about an ethically questionable memo authorized by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson that “is pushing for the mass deletion of election data.”

Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox in a statement Friday, said that Benson’s office issued orders to clerks in Michigan counties to “delete Electronic Poll Book software and associated files” even as calls to audit the election persist.

Why the rush? This data should be preserved. There's no reason to destroy it.

Mon Dec 07 08:09:39 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Lawsuit filed to impound ballots in NM

PinonPostOn Friday, the Republican Party of New Mexico announced they have financed and filed a lawsuit requesting for Bernalillo County ballots in the First Congressional District to be impounded to search for irregularities.

“There are questions that still persist in this election that involve election integrity, and we must look closely at what happened here in New Mexico,” said Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Steve Pearce.

According to the news release, the New Mexico Republican Party asked congressional candidate Michelle Garcia Holmes, who ran for the seat, to submit the petition. “New Mexico law grants candidates the right to have authorities impound tally sheets, registration certificates, paper ballots, absentee ballots, statements of canvass, absentee ballot applications and absentee ballot registers,” says the release.

New Mexico would be a new front in the election war.

Sun Dec 06 20:25:21 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Dominion leadership offered to help Hillary beat Trump

Gateway PunditAn email previously released by WikiLeaks reveals that a Dominion Voting advisor met with John Podesta during Hillary Clinton’s campaign to discuss ways that they could help to defeat Donald Trump.

During Clinton’s campaign, according to an email chain released by WikiLeaks, Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner Kamran S. Bajwa met with John Podesta while offering “anything” to help defeat Donald Trump.

Podesta, at the time, was chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

Partisan activism is a very bad look for a voting machine company.

Sun Dec 06 17:25:21 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

MI SecState trying to delete election data

The Epoch TimesThe Michigan GOP on Friday raised concerns about a memo sent by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson that “is pushing for the mass deletion of election data,” although a spokesperson for the secretary’s office later said the process is routine.

The GOP said Benson’s office told clerks in Michigan counties to “delete Electronic Poll Book software and associated files” amid calls to audit the election while flagging it was concerning.

Gosh you're in a real hurry to destroy the evidence, aren't you?

Sun Dec 06 14:25:21 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Judge orders forensic review of 22 Dominion voting machines in Michigan?

The Epoch TimesA judge in Antrim County, Michigan, has authorized a forensic audit of 22 Dominion Voting Systems machines, according to Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

“BIG WIN FOR HONEST ELECTIONS,” the former New York City Mayor wrote on Twitter on Dec. 4. “This is where the untrustworthy Dominion machine flipped 6,000 votes from Trump to Biden. Spiking of votes by Dominion happened all over the state.”

It will be very interesting to see what they find.

Sun Dec 06 13:25:21 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

GA officials threaten grave consequences if they cannot wipe election machines

The Epoch TimesGeorgia officials on Thursday asked a judge to lift an order that is blocking officials from altering information in voting machines in three counties, arguing the machines are needed to prepare for the upcoming Senate runoff elections.

Janine Eveler, director of the Cobb County Elections Department, said the agency is already executing its plan for the upcoming runoffs. Preparation of voting machines, including clearing memory cards, started before order, she said.

The order is holding up testing of machines that will be required for in-person voting on Election Day, according to Eveler. The first step in the testing process is to clear memory cards of data from the Nov. 3 election and create cards with new data, which takes at least two-and-a-half days in total.

Memory cards are cheap. There is absolutely no reason not to preserve those used in an election for at least several years so that the data can be examined. the hurry here is entirely unseemly and unnecessary. Just buy new memory cards, allow the machines to be examined and released. There's no need to wipe anything. Further, I believe there is a federal law that requires election data to be preserved even aside from this order.

Sat Dec 05 21:09:42 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Arizona legislative leaders call for voting machine audit

AZSenateGOPLegislative Leaders call for audit of Maricopa County election software and equipment

Traction.

Sat Dec 05 11:09:42 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Biden vote spike corresponds to unusual ballot counting video

PJMedia“This spike is mathematically impossible without cheating, and it coincidently falls within the same timeline that the new ballots were captured,” claims Bernard Kerik, the former NYPD commissioner who is helping the Trump campaign collect evidence of voter fraud.

So what's going on in this viral Georgia vote counting video?

What seems clear: poll observers and some workers were told to go home; after they left, counting resumed with ballots pulled from underneath a table in what has been described as "suitcases". Some officials claim this was all normal and that the poll watchers being told to go home because counting had stopped was a miscommunication. Others, including the Trump legal team, point to a spike in Biden ballots that registered at the same time.

So what's really going on?

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Sat Dec 05 11:09:42 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Audit of GA voting machines has ties to Dominion, SecState did not disclose

Epoch TimesThe firm hired by Georgia’s secretary of state to conduct an “audit” of Dominion Voting Systems technology used during the 2020 elections is the same one that previously certified the Dominion systems and also approved a last-minute system-wide software change just weeks before the election.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger failed to disclose that the company, Pro V&V, had a preexisting relationship with Dominion that dated back years, in his Nov. 17 statement announcing the results of the audit.

Raffensperger also failed to disclose that Dominion had used technical conclusions from Pro V&V in a pre-election Georgia lawsuit that questioned the reliability of Dominion’s systems during a last-minute software fix before the Nov. 3 election. The testing from Pro V&V had been characterized as “superficial” and “cursory testing” by an expert cited in court documents.

It sure does seem like Raffensperger has something to hide here.

Sat Dec 05 10:09:42 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

What did Fulton County do with the server that crashed during the recount?

Daily WireGeorgia Republican Party Chair David Shafer said Wednesday night that Fulton County is rescanning a batch of 12,000 ballots over “unexplained technical problems.”

“Fulton County Commissioner [Liz Hausmann] just alerted me that Fulton County is re-scanning a batch of 12,000 ballots due to unexplained technical problems,” said Shafer. “We have dispatched Republican monitors back to the tabulation center. This is maddening.”

It's been a couple days now. Where is the explanation? Why did the server crash? Was it replaced or wiped? Where is the original server?

Sat Dec 05 09:15:12 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Will Dominion have to turn over its source code?

Gateway PunditMissouri state lawmaker Justin Hill (R-Lake St. Louis) released a bombshell report on Dominion Voting Systems on Tuesday. According to Hill Dominion were dissolved last year for failure to pay income taxes while operating in the state of Missouri.

Representative Hill concluded that Dominion has been operating illegally in the state.

Rep. Justin Hill told The Gateway Pundit that Dominion currently has about 20% of the electorate in the state of Missouri. Hill also found out that Dominion was dissolved in the State of Missouri. According to Missouri state law they are not allowed to operate their business in the Show Me state except for winding down their activities.

Rep. Hill told Gateway Pundit what is really interesting is that through his research he found that the source code from Dominion should be turned over to the state after the company dissolved in the state. Hill promised to keep us abreast on his findings.

It won't affect the election results this time, probably, because proper analysis would take too long. But it sure would be interesting.

Fri Dec 04 08:04:20 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Weighted percentage voting

American GreatnessA scientist in the fields of pattern recognition in mathematical analysis, testified Monday that Biden may have received a weighted 130 percent of Democrat votes in Maricopa County, Arizona, to help him win the state.

Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai is an Indian-American scientist, engineer, politician, and entrepreneur who holds four degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including a Ph.D. in biological engineering.

Weighted percentage voting is a documented feature of the Dominion system. Supposedly it's there for shareholder votes or something. But it's very convenient.

Fri Dec 04 08:00:04 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Court grants Powell expedited appeal on injunction order

Just The NewsA federal appeals court said Wednesday it will expedite a case brought by high profile attorney Sidney Powell in her suit against Georgia election officials.

The pessimist in me says they have already wiped the machines, shredded the envelopes, and otherwise destroyed everything. But we won't know if we don't look.

Thu Dec 03 19:43:37 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Dominion IT contractor testifies

Gateway PunditBallots are supposed to drop into a sealed box after being scanned through the tabulating machine, however Melissa Carone said the ballots were accessible to the election worker after being scanned through the machine. She said the boxes that were supposed to receive the scanned ballots were moved to another part of the room and used to block poll observers.

Melissa Carone also said one of the Dominion workers disappeared to a “warehouse” for several hours right before a big data dump for Joe Biden.

Melissa Carone gave a very compelling testimony and stunned the lawmakers sitting on the panel.

I've actually reported on her account before, but this is before legislators and may have new information.

Wed Dec 02 09:49:39 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fulton County recount delayed due to server crash

Gateway PunditThe recount in Georgia’s Fulton County has been delayed due to the Dominion Voting Systems mobile server crashing on Sunday evening.

Officials in the county, which includes Atlanta, said that the server was newly purchased.

“Technicians from Dominion have been dispatched to resolve the issue,” Fulton County officials said in a statement obtained by local station WXIA-TV. “The Georgia Secretary of State’s office has also been alerted to the issue and is aware of efforts to resolve the problem.”

One possible reason for servers to crash is if you are running untested, unauthorized code on them. Like you would have to do if you were a hacker trying to use them to steal an election.

Wed Dec 02 08:45:22 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Occupy Georgia state capital and protest outside GA SecState's house

Michael CoudreyAfter the Secretary of State ordered the voting machines to be wiped in a blatant destruction of evidence, coalition groups plan to OCCUPY THE STATE CAPITOL in Georgia on Monday November 30 at 12pm.

They also plan to protest outside the Sec. of States house at 6pm.

There is absolutely no reason to wipe the machines now. Image them and preserve the images, and either seek other options for the runoff, or use simple paper ballots counted by hand.

Why is Raffenberger in such a hurry to destroy the evidence?

I'd recommend against protesting at someone's house. But when the police and the courts will not intervene to stop the destruction of evidence, options are limited. And people are really, really angry about this.

Wed Dec 02 08:00:43 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

An interesting note about Georgia election technology

UncoverDCA key takeaway from the briefing was the logistical and technical issues that plagued the county before the polls opened. When asked by Corbitt how they solved the technical glitches, Barron replied that using large amounts of technology lends itself to problems, but the new equipment enabled them to log in to the poll pads and fix problems remotely.

That's capability will also enable the admins (and hackers) to alter vote counts in any number of ways.

National FileAs the nation is focused on the lack of system security in the 2020 General Election, now comes news that not only did Dominion Voting Systems have access to the entirety of the Chicago voting system and database, they had that access for over half a year.

In a March 2020 video of an emergency meeting of the Chicago Election Board (CEB), that body approved a motion to provide Dominion Voting Systems the right and capability to remotely access their machines in an administrative role during the 2020 election.

Eric Coomer, the Director of Product Strategy & Security for Dominion Voting Systems, was a full participant on the call suggesting that, from the start, Dominion was the one running the elections in Chicago, the thirds-largest city in the United States and one that glows cobalt blue in its politics.

It looks like giving Dominion's biased employees remote access from home was standard practice.

Tue Dec 01 08:16:27 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

PowerLine discusses Powell's Georgia lawsuit

PowerLineIn any event, as already noted, it seems highly implausible, given the production of a paper ballot checkable by voters and given the hand count of the paper ballots, that many votes for Trump were counted as votes for Biden.

The problem with this assertion is that the ballots print and read QR codes. They also print a readable version of the ballot. But if the two do not match, how can the voter tell, assuming they even bother to check?

Now, this would probably be fixable by hand counting the ballots. But I seem to recall not all Georgia counties actually did a hand recount. And many voters probably do not think to check their ballots. That's also far from the only way to cheat with a voting machine.

Also, Powell's suit doesn't rely solely on voting machine issues. It also alleges a number of other issues, each of which has the potential by itself to change the outcome.

Powell should have the chance to present her full case.

The rest of his post makes the good point that Republicans in Georgia were not necessarily confident of a Trump victory. That may be so. But it may also be so that the 2018 elections were tainted by similar issues and the polls were very demoralizing.

Tue Dec 01 08:16:27 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Eric Coomer explains how to switch votes

Coomer is affiliated with Dominion Voting Systems and the person who allegedly said "Don't worry about the election, Trump's not gonna win. I made fucking sure of that." Here he gives a presentation on how to switch votes. Now, to be fair, he's talking about election adjudicators who are judging ballots the system couldn't read -- but it's easy to manipulate the system to generate a lot of those ballots. And he explains it can be done "remotely", which is a recipe for hackers to get in and abuse the functions. (It also matches up with Dominion having complete remote access to the voting system in Georgia, among other places).

Tue Dec 01 08:16:27 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

AZ hearing on election fraud has bombshells

Zerohedge has the video.

Holy Shit. Military intel guy testifying at Arizona hearing is confirming manipulations in past elections (he named Cruz v Beto and Bevin's race in Ky). He says he observed election day traffic, confirming the systems were on the internet.

Votes can be moved in large batches, whether by administrators or hackers.

Qnatch malware discovered on the servers, which records credentials, enabling remote access with those stolen credentials.

He SAW changes.

He observed traffic going to Frankfurt, one of the sites that has been coming up- in the hammer/scorecard/kraken stuff. The CIA has a known facility in Frankfurt.

It is starting to look like this stuff is real, although details are still lacking.

35,000 fraudulent ballots added to all Democrats in Arizona, as reported by a whistleblower email, and confirmed by observation of an artificial vote spike at the beginning of counting. "Tested and shown to work in judicial retention elections since 2014."

The hearing is about 5 hours long.

Mon Nov 30 16:33:57 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

An interesting tidbit from Bryne

Joanne Nova“Past election fraud? I don’t want to get ahead of the data, but it may have happened in 2012. It (fraud) was supposed to happen in 2016 for Hillary but it was shut down. I know exactly who shut it down. It’s one of the reasons why Hillary didn’t feel the need to campaign too much.

An interview with Patrick Bryne, who as far as I can tell is crazy like a fox. I recognize almost everything he says in the interview, and I don't think it's coming from him... except for the part I emphasized above. If it was supposed to happen for Hillary in 2016 (and yes, Hillary is easily corrupt enough to try that), but someone shut it down, and Bryne knows who that was... And he also mentions that he has a conduit to talk to people in government and give them information (which is probably true, based in his past history)...

Who shut it down in 2016? Why didn't they shut it down in 2020? (And what about 2018 -- yes or no?)

If he is telling the truth ... and has told others... things are going to get a lot more exciting soon, I think.

Mon Nov 30 08:03:51 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

An interesting summary of election issues

Patrick Bryne has been an interesting political figure lately. He has linked to FBI for counterintelligence, and whistleblew on their use of him and his connections with a Russian maybe-spy to get introductions to high level Republican politicians and figures in the NRA. Regardless of the individual's guilt or innocence, it's likely she was under FISA surveillance with at least some legitimacy (more than the rest of the Russiagate hoax). That allegation has, oddly, disappeared. Likely because it has at least some grains of truth, and Bryne's public outing of his FBI handler's instructions makes it embarrassing for both sides.

But now Bryne is writing about the election fraud. And he has the redacted affidavit from Sidney Powell's military intelligence witness. He has evidence of access to Dominion Voting Systems from China and Iran.

AffidavitIn my professional opinion, this affidavit presents unambiguous evidence that DominionVoter Systems and Edison Research have been accessible and were certainly compromisedby rogue actors, such as Iran and China. By using servers and employees connected withrogue actors and hostile foreign influences combined with numerous easily discoverableleaked credentials, these organizations neglectfully allowed foreign adversaries to access data 17and intentionally provided access to their infrastructure in order to monitor and manipulate elections, including the most recent one in 2020. This represents a complete failure of their duty to provide basic cyber security. This is not a technological issue, but rather a governance and basic security issue: if it is not corrected, future elections in the United States and beyond will not be secure and citizens will not have confidence in the results.

The details of this affidavit will require some technical and security domain knowledge to fully understand. As a developer, but without particular experience in the security field, it puts some meat on the bones of the allegations but remains incomplete, with some allegations relying on the personal knowledge of the witness.

Mon Nov 30 08:03:51 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

There and back and back again

I've written recently about the drama in GA where SecState Raffenberger ordered the election machines to be reset, preventing their examination to investigation election fraud. A judge ordered him not to, then withdrew the order. The order is now back on and directed at the people who actually control the machines.

It appears Atlanta already wiped their machines. I guess they had something to hide.

Mon Nov 30 07:58:33 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Eyewitness testimony of workers staying behind after GA "leak"

American ThinkerTo optimize the fraud, late at night on November 3, Georgia’s election workers stated a lie about a massive leak at the State Farm Arena that required them to shut down the count. In fact, after the arena was closed, there’s eyewitness testimony several election workers spent approximately three unsupervised hours working at the computers.

Why did they stay behind when everyone else left because of the "water leak"? What were they doing without any observers?

Sun Nov 29 17:32:29 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Chinese ties to Dominion

The National PulseAndy Huang, who serves as Core Infrastructure Manager of Information Technology at Dominion Voting Systems, previously worked at China Telecom, The National Pulse can reveal.

China Telecom is wholly run by the Chinese government, and has been identified by the U.S. Department of Defense as having collaborated with the country’s military for over two decades.

Similarly, the Department of Justice flagged the firm for “concerns that China Telecom is vulnerable to exploitation, influence, and control by the Chinese government” and how “the nature of China Telecom’s U.S. operations” provide “opportunities for Chinese state-actors to engage in malicious cyber activity enabling economic espionage and disruption and misrouting of U.S. communications.”

It's not proof of anything improper, but it's a link.

Sun Nov 29 16:32:29 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Judge blocks wiping of voting machines in GA

TwitterEmergency Order just entered by Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr.:

“Defendants are ordered to maintain the statue quo & are temporarily enjoined from wiping or resetting any voting machines in the State of Georgia until further order of the Court.”

To my mind this comes several weeks too late, but it's a sign that at least one judge is taking things seriously.

Probably should be said that this does NOT mean anyone was actually wiping or resetting machines. It's a preventative. But if the machines turn up wiped after this and they weren't supposed to be...

UPDATE: The judge reversed himself because defendants are not in possession of the machines. Can't you injunct a third party to preserve evidence? Especially in a case like this where the third party is the GA state gov?

UPDATE: A new order adds the appropriate officials to the injunction.

Sun Nov 29 15:27:01 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

47 USB cards "missing" and were "found" to have 50K Biden votes

Gateway PunditThe Pennsylvania state legislature on Wednesday held a hearing on the 2020 election issues and irregularities.

One very credible witness described how he personally observed dozens of USB cards being uploaded to voting machines which resulted in 50,000 votes for Joe Biden in a short period of time.

The witness introduced himself: “My name is Gregory Strenstrom, I am from Delaware county, former Commanding Officer in the Navy, veteran of foreign wars, CEO of my own private company, a data scientist and forensic computer scientist and an expert in security and fraud.”

“I was told that every election they leave a couple of USBs in the voting machines…after talking to law enforcement I found out that was not the case, that more than two [USBs] is unusual — so, they denied they did it but as of today, 47 USB cards are missing and they’re no where to be found…so I was told personally that these cards that were uploaded…they didn’t update the vote live in real time,” Strenstrom said.

He continued, “They only uploaded about once every 2 or 3 hours. I demanded they updated the vote so I could see what the result was and it was 50,000 votes — and as a computer scientist, an American and a patriot it doesn’t matter who those 50,000 votes were — I’ll tell you they were for Biden but what was shocking to me as an American and someone who has gone to sea, gone to war that could even happen.”

It's not the raw number of those votes necessarily, it's that the 47 "missing" USB sticks have no chain of custody. They could come from anyone. (Remember Philly had a USB key to their voting system and an admin laptop stolen in late October, so someone had the ability to use admin access to create fake Biden ballots). Knowing that it's 50K (at least) for Biden just tells you the magnitude of the problem when considering whether it would change the result of the election.

Sun Nov 29 14:12:16 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Trump still on the Dominion case?

Sat Nov 28 08:18:26 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The Shadow of the Kraken

Front Page Magazine makes the connection between Powell's references to Hammer, Scorecard, and the Kraken.

Front Page Mag In 2017, WikiLeaks released numerous CIA documents detailing "Kraken." They included orders to spy on all major candidates in France's 2012 presidential election, including the incumbent at the time, Nicholas Sarkozy. "Kraken" would provide information on each party's election strategy and each candidate's private conferences and ability to influence political decisions.

The CIA uses another program in conjunction with "Kraken," called "Hammer" (or "Hamr" in the files WikiLeaks released), which Powell referenced. "Hamr" spies on protected networks without being detected.

The connection to Wikileaks documents that probably predate the election controversy is enough to take Powell's allegations even more seriously.

Sat Nov 28 08:18:21 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

How did Dominion get its technology and market share?

National FileThe Science Defies Politics blog reported: “It is not clear what products or services the company has developed. It found almost no buyers, until Obama was elected in 2008. In 2009, New York ordered a few dozens of systems from it. In 2010, Obama’s DOJ (Holder – Mueller) took the EVS unit, purchased from Diebold, away from the market leader ES&S, and gave it to Dominion. This gift included the installed base of about 30% of the US electronic voting systems (EVS) market. Within two weeks, Dominion also acquired Sequoia, which was formally spun from Smartmatic, but ties between these two companies remained. Smartmatic is a UK based EVS vendor, whose software was used by Chavez to “win” the Venezuelan referendum in 2004. Smartmatic’s unit Sequoia faced troubles in the US. Those troubles quickly ended when its assets were purchased by Dominion.”

Hmm.

Thu Nov 26 18:07:46 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The Kraken went down to Georgia

Just The NewsProminent defense attorney Sidney Powell sued Georgia's top officials late Wednesday, alleging in federal court that the GOP-run state government permitted a massive voter fraud scheme that rigged the Nov. 3 election in favor of Democrat Joe Biden.

The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta on behalf of several Georgia residents, electors and Republican Party officials and named Gov. Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and state election board members as defendants.

"The fraud was executed by many means, but the most fundamentally troubling, insidious, and egregious is the systemic adaptation of old-fashioned 'ballot-stuffing,'" Powell's suit alleged. "It has now been amplified and rendered virtually invisible by computer software created and run by domestic and foreign actors for that very purpose. Mathematical and statistical anomalies rising to the level of impossibilities, as shown by affidavits of multiple witnesses, documentation, and expert testimony evince this scheme across the state of Georgia.

"This scheme and artifice to defraud affected tens of thousands of votes in Georgia alone and 'rigged' the election in Georgia for Joe Biden," the suit added.

Here's the lawsuit in PDF form. I've read it. It's clearly written as far as legal proceedings go. The exhibits "will follow", which is disappointing, but they are quoted throughout the document and it's possible to glean some idea of what they will contain.

Notable things: Powell touches on most of the issues we have heard of already for the election in GA. The fake water main break is there. The changes to election procedures by Raffenberger are there. She alleges a number of different sources of fraudulent or illegal ballots and puts numbers to them. Any one win would be enough to overturn the results by itself (with maybe one smaller exception). And, yes, the claims about Dominion are there, though somewhat toned down.

We should expect affidavits from many of the GA poll watchers we have already seen or heard from. In addition, Powell's "secret affiant" from Venezuela is mentioned but not named. She does have a separate named affidavit to the Venezuelan connection, so it's not just one anonymous (to us) person. She also has a "military intel" affiant who claims to have examined the Dominion systems and alleges that they both could be and have been improperly accessed by foreign sources.

This may be the head of the Kraken, but we still haven't seen the tentacles.

Thu Nov 26 08:18:14 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Dominion printed ballots deliberately indistinguishable from hand-marked ballots

American ThinkerSomething important, uh, on these marks that are created on the ballot is we have a huge library of handmade marks so it’s not a perfect oval that you are going to be able to identify that that was a mark by a machine. But it’s, it’s ah, it’s a library of different random hand marks that looks like somebody else used a Sharpie to vote the ballot. So you are never going to be able to say this is ah, a ballot voted by the accessible uh voter, this is a ballot voted by a person with a Sharpie for example, for, with the mark.
Yeah, again it’s all about preserving voter anonymity, um you know if, if you only have one or two disabled voters in a given precinct an if you’re using standard marking techniques where they’re, uh uh an exact perfect fill of that oval um you would be able to uh distinguish that ballot from somebody that just hand marked it. So this is one of those further steps that we do um to preserve that anonymity.

That's from Eric Coomer, an official with Dominion Voting Systems who allegedly has strong political views favoring Antifa. He said the above during a sales pitch. So let me translate that for you.

His ballot-marking-device is deliberately indistinguishable from a hand-marked ballot. There's no way to tell a printed ballot from a hand-marked one, and this is a deliberate design decision. The claim is it preserves "anonymity" for disabled voters. The reality, in my opinion, is that it makes it difficult to separate printed ballots from hand-filled ones.

This also offers a possible motive for insisting election-day voters in Arizona use Sharpies. The printed ballot marks are designed to resemble Sharpie marks. This would make it that much harder to distinguish printed ballots from hand-filled ones.

Wed Nov 25 09:25:04 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Election security: an interesting contrast

The FederalistWhile election violations, voter fraud, and uproar about election integrity have recently come into focus for many Americans in 2020, a group of more than 50 election and computer security experts wrote a letter on Monday featured by the New York Times asserting there is “no credible evidence of computer fraud in the 2020 election outcome.”

“Anyone asserting that a U.S. election was ‘rigged’ is making an extraordinary claim, one that must be supported by persuasive and verifiable evidence,” the experts wrote in the 2020 statement.

Many of these same experts, however, wrote another letter less than four years ago claiming that U.S. elections were vulnerable to exactly such weaknesses and encouraging improved security to avoid hacks, errors, and fraud.

It's interesting to speculate about what their motives are for this change. Did their push for election security in 2017 (after Trump's victory, broadly blamed on Russian interference that was not connected to hacked voting machines) provide the impetuous for a switch in voting machine technology to something with known vulnerabilities to abuse?

Sun Nov 22 10:36:06 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Drop and Roll

Sun Nov 22 09:44:25 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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