In one county in Michigan Joe Biden was well ahead, but the tally didn’t match with the past voting patterns. In the last 135 years the voters of Antrim County voted Republican in 32 of 34 elections. It turned out the software used in the voting machines had flipped as many as 6,000 votes. After the error was fixed, Donald Trump was 2,000 votes ahead of Biden. That’s some glitch.
Another computer glitch in Oakland County Michigan caused a similar flip. What are the odds? Strangely, it didn’t flip votes up for Trump, only down. Not so much a bug perhaps as a design feature?…
Dominion Software is used in 30 other states across the USA, including every single “key” swinging state. …
Guess which philanthropy group worked with Dominion from 2014 – 2017 to provide “access to Voting Technology” for “emerging democracies”? The Clinton Foundation. Looks like they also work with diverging democracies too.
In Texas, Dominion Voting Systems was turned down THREE TIMES for certification in state elections. It listed numerous reasons why the system had major security issues.
Dominion is now linked to voting irregularities in both MI & GA.
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) November 7, 2020
Study finds Chinese Hardware Powers U.S. Voting Machine, by Paul Roberts, in Dec 2019.
Efforts by the federal government and campaigns to keep state sponsored hackers from Russia and China out of U.S. elections may have overlooked a one major source of vulnerability: the hardware and software ‘guts’ of voting machines.
A study by the security firm Interos has found that one fifth (20%) of the hardware and software components in a popular voting machine came from suppliers in China. Furthermore, close to two-thirds (59%) of components in that voting machine came from companies with locations in both China and Russia. …
Interos’ study only assessed components that are part of the touchscreen voting machine’s “core hardware and software.”
Nearly half of all Americans who vote in the 2020 election will use one of [the machines from Election Systems & Software LLC in Nebraska.]
The source of the nation’s voting machines has become an urgent issue because of real fears that hackers, whether foreign or domestic, might tamper with the mechanics of the voting system. …
The secrecy of ES&S and its competitors has pushed politicians to seek information on security, oversight, finances and ownership. This month, a group of Democratic politicians sent the private equity firms that own the major election vendors a letter asking them to disclose a range of such information, including ownership, finances and research investments.
“The voting machine lobby, led by the biggest company, ES&S, believes they are above the law,” said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., a member of the Intelligence Committee who co-signed the letter. “They have not had anybody hold them accountable even on the most basic matters.” …
Chinese manufacturers can be forced to cooperate with requests from Chinese intelligence officials to share any information about the technology and therefore pose a risk for U.S. companies, NBC News analyst Frank Figliuzzi, a former assistant director of the FBI for counterintelligence, said. That could include intellectual property, such as source code, materials or blueprints. There is also the concern of machines shipped with undetected vulnerabilities or backdoors that could allow tampering.
Electronic voting is a reckless invitation to fraud. Paper ballots can be recounted. The purpose of voting is to convince everyone how many people favor each option, so it needs to be transparent and credible.