December 15, 2020
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UPDATE 12/16 10:56 AM

The biggest problem with settling what happened with voting machines is that there are so many ways computers can be programmed or hacked, and it’s such a complicated, technical subject, that competing “experts” end up pointing in more directions than economists do.

Here is a head-spinning update on just the last two days’ worth of stories related to Dominion Voting Systems:

First, a data analyst named Russel Ramsland of Allied Security Operations Group released a forensic report claiming that the machines used in Antrim County, Michigan, had a 68% error rate, about 85,000 times more than allowed by federal law, which put ballots into adjudication, where they could be altered without oversight. He claimed it had to be deliberately designed for vote fraud.

Then the fact-checking site LeadStories.com published an article questioning Ramsland’s qualifications and claiming that his report was incorrect and did not prove vote fraud. Also, that the adjudication procedures in Antrim County were not as he described them so the votes couldn't have been altered.

Then on Tuesday, Dominion CEO John Poulos finally appeared before Republicans in a Michigan Senate hearing, where he also rejected Ramsland’s accusations and denied that Dominion flipped votes or had any ties to foreign governments. He called it a “disinformation campaign” and said paper ballots provide a backup to show the votes are accurate, and the problem in Antrim County was that the tabulators hadn’t been updated. The Senators were criticized for seeming unprepared and confused by all the technobabble (join the club!)

So, the machines are trustworthy! That settles it. But wait: another data expert who’s challenging the vote in Georgia called it “blatantly false” for Poulos to say it’s technologically impossible to program the machines to flip ballots in real time and that it hasn’t happened on Dominion machines, because it did in Michigan and Georgia. He said, “Mr. Poulos may be able to fool members of a legislature or the media but he cannot fool Election Integrity advocates who are IT professionals.” (linking to a lengthy excerpt because the original is behind a paywall.)

So will we all have to become data analysts to trust future votes? And how will we ever know the truth about this election and prove it to everyone’s satisfaction with so many people making contradictory claims? I just keep saying this: if the people who claim there’s nothing to this story will stop erasing records and turn the machines over to an impartial forensics team to verify the results, then it will settle it either way, once and for all. Any efforts to prevent that and simply deny that anything was hinky about the election will feed suspicions that will linger for years.

As for future elections, here’s a wild and crazy idea: how about handing people paper ballots after they show their IDs to verify that they’re legally allowed to vote, then having them be counted by human beings with no political affiliations while observers from both parties stand close at hand and aren't ordered out of the building?

I can already hear the objection: “That would take too long to find out who won!” Would it take longer than 44 days? Because that’s how long it’s been since Election Day.

ORIGINAL STORY:

According to the forensics report by Russell Ramsland of Allied Security Operations Group, released Monday in compliance with a court order, crucial security and adjudication logs are missing from the machines. These logs go back years, but –- wait for it –- it’s only the ones from 2020 that are gone. “We must conclude that the 2020 election cycle records have been manually removed,” the report says.

"The adjudication process is the simplest way to manually manipulate votes,” the report explains. “The lack of records prevents any form of audit accountability, and their conspicuous absence is extremely suspicious since the files exist for previous years using the same software.”

What makes this even more suspicious is that the tabulation error rate for this election was a staggering 68.05 percent. Ballots that won’t run through the machine and be counted have to be manually adjudicated, a process where election workers decide how they should be counted. There were so many of these that they couldn’t all have been examined this way. This would explain, or at least partially explain, the very low rejection rates.

The allowable error rate established by Federal Election Commission guidelines is 1 in 250,000 ballots.

As we said, the report states, “This high error rates proves the Dominion Voting System is flawed and does not meet state or federal election laws. Because the intentional high error rate generates large numbers of ballots to be adjudicated by election personnel, we must deduce that bulk adjudication occurred."

But it goes on: "However, because the files and adjudication logs are MISSING [emphasis mine], we have not yet determined where the builk adjudication occurred or who was responsible for it.”

Investigators found that all security logs for the day before Election Day, Election Day itself, and the day after Election Day are GONE. “Security logs are very important to an audit trail, forensics, and for detecting advanced persistent threats and outside attacks, especially on systems with outdated system files,” Ramsland said.

Other server logs are present, so there is no reasonable explanation, he said, for these to be missing. These logs would have given us all of the following: domain controls, authentication failures, error codes, times users logged on and off, network connections, internet connections, times and data transfers. Right now, all this information is, shall we say, unavailable.

This is something it might be nice to be able to ask the good people of Dominion Voting Systems and their contractors about in a, you know, hearing. Preferably under oath. They’ve said repeatedly that their machines are “fully auditable,” and that might be true IF THE LOGS HAVEN’T BEEN REMOVED. But Dominion has not responded to requests from THE EPOCH TIMES for comment.

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  • Dolores. (Dee) Grover

    12/17/2020 10:19 PM

    Definitely fraud and flawed, should be redone, completely to prove legality of voting, done manually.

  • Gary James

    12/17/2020 09:52 PM

    The employees of Dominion all need to be tried and if convicted than hung for TEASON

  • Steve

    12/17/2020 04:11 PM

    Once our election process has become tragically criminal, we are surely doomed. The media’s personal opinions will continue to be injected while reporting the news to our nation. Responsible journalism has practically disappeared.

  • Brad Rabe

    12/17/2020 02:55 PM

    So what! Nobody is doing anything about. The SCOTUS is worthless. Might as well get the hell out of this Communist country ..........

  • Linda Vining

    12/17/2020 02:23 PM

    Where is the copy of the files that were altered as shown on the Internet? Were these not admissable even though the actual records were destroyed? The IT forensics group prepared them as a result of their examination.

  • Dennis Pullman

    12/17/2020 01:43 PM

    You don't need a damn expert training to see the election was tampered with. Just open your eyes and follow the trail.

  • robert meyers

    12/17/2020 01:08 PM

    we all know the fix was on this is just another nail

  • Michael Tait

    12/17/2020 11:41 AM

    Insurrection act is the only way we will Fix this
    Let a Military tribunal Settle all This Bullshit and let the Military take over Investigation into Voter Fraud as well as Investigate Every politions that looks like there in Chinas Pocket
    Military Tribunal will fix all the Treasons Scum

  • Frank Fanning

    12/17/2020 10:26 AM

    SCOTUS says that the federal government can't make a decision on ballots because it is governed by the state. Once ballots are turned over to the USPS (taxpayer supported) they are in the jurisdiction of the US government. Seems to me, that they shouldn't be counted once out of the hands of the state government.

  • Michelle LeTexier

    12/17/2020 10:11 AM

    And how do we the people have a voice, Barr sold us out ! Obama sold us out !

  • Charles E. Schimpf

    12/17/2020 10:06 AM

    Democrats wouldn't cheat just ask the news media.

  • Jerry Delacruz

    12/17/2020 09:45 AM

    It’s crystal clear! Trump was ganged up by the Democrats, liberal MSM, the big tech companies & the Marxist billionaires!!

    President Trump lost to Dominion voting machines.... period!
    This election was rigged & it has to be overturned .

    President Trump won via LANDSLIDE!!

  • Deb Hillis

    12/17/2020 09:25 AM

    This is all a complete sham! If there is nothing to hide why is everyone hiding the so called “truth.” The workers in these places where there was no fraud...but there was fraud, should each receive an invitation to speak with the authorities investigating this.

  • Theresa Beilman

    12/17/2020 09:16 AM

    The election was comprised!!! Revote with I’d proof on paper . Don’t think I can ever trust voting again. Biden is comprised with China and should never be president anyway.

  • Nancyjo Sobolewski

    12/17/2020 08:58 AM

    Biden/Harris Hid and didn’t Campaign! They knew Cheating was going to Happen for them to win. You don’t speak at Drive-ins with 50 people & win! It’s Ludicrous! No one Campaigned for him and they ALL stayed quite! Biggest scam in History! Should find the snakes head and cut it off.

  • MARK A Campbell

    12/17/2020 08:55 AM

    Here is a demote of a dominion voting machine in one county counting blank votes, flipping votes you name it.

    https://www.westernjournal.com/game-changing-video-shows-blank-ga-ballots-turned-votes-using-dominion-machine/?utm_source=parler#038;utm_medium=westernjournalism&utm_campaign=parler

  • Rose Barboza

    12/17/2020 08:50 AM

    We worked from Some 16 years old to 62 all those year to get some income.
    The government stole billions out of social security! That is the people’s money you should not have control! Shame on you!

  • Gayle Straight

    12/17/2020 02:11 AM

    This election has so many flaws and errors it should be declared null and void! Pitiful and unacceptable for this contrived election!

  • Nancy Williams

    12/16/2020 09:05 PM

    The Constitution say that no Foreign person or entity may be used in an American Election. Well those machines were not made in America. First Mistake. Second, they came from Venezuela, through Germany and Canada to get here to America. Its all a bogus rigged election. President Trump is still our President.

  • Linda Turner

    12/16/2020 08:26 PM

    Don’t stop!!!

  • Keith Walker

    12/16/2020 03:11 PM

    This needs to be required reading for the voting public. It is clear to me, from this article, this election was a fraud. Someone needs to be held accountable. Enough of this everyone goes free to get a job with CNN and writes a book.

  • Linda Stinson

    12/16/2020 01:54 PM

    This is all so upsetting to me to know President Trump is the real winner! He has done such a wonderful job as President and it if very frightening to even think about these other guys being in office!
    I am an American citizen and love this country!I’ll be 77 years old next month and was taught as a child to respect our flag and to be grateful to have been born here, which I truly am!
    I keep praying for a miracle, but God must something else in mind.
    I love to read your columns everyday and I’d like to thank you . You’re a good God loving man and I appreciate your honesty. So thank you again.
    Linda Stinson

  • Ralph and Kathy

    12/16/2020 01:10 PM

    They think we're stupid, they ain't got sense God gave a goose

  • Paul Bergeron

    12/16/2020 12:18 PM

    Fact-checker disputes is the title then you describe the forensic results? Are you saying the forensic exam was the Fact Checker or that some unnamed fact checker is disputing the forensic exam?

  • Robin Graves

    12/16/2020 12:15 PM

    This is more proof that THEY will have destroyed Evidence......which we knew all along was done from the start......12 years ago! This is not the America I want my grandchildren growing up in...Very Sad!

December 15, 2020
|

UPDATE 12/16 10:56 AM

The biggest problem with settling what happened with voting machines is that there are so many ways computers can be programmed or hacked, and it’s such a complicated, technical subject, that competing “experts” end up pointing in more directions than economists do.

Here is a head-spinning update on just the last two days’ worth of stories related to Dominion Voting Systems:

First, a data analyst named Russel Ramsland of Allied Security Operations Group released a forensic report claiming that the machines used in Antrim County, Michigan, had a 68% error rate, about 85,000 times more than allowed by federal law, which put ballots into adjudication, where they could be altered without oversight. He claimed it had to be deliberately designed for vote fraud.

Then the fact-checking site LeadStories.com published an article questioning Ramsland’s qualifications and claiming that his report was incorrect and did not prove vote fraud. Also, that the adjudication procedures in Antrim County were not as he described them so the votes couldn't have been altered.

Then on Tuesday, Dominion CEO John Poulos finally appeared before Republicans in a Michigan Senate hearing, where he also rejected Ramsland’s accusations and denied that Dominion flipped votes or had any ties to foreign governments. He called it a “disinformation campaign” and said paper ballots provide a backup to show the votes are accurate, and the problem in Antrim County was that the tabulators hadn’t been updated. The Senators were criticized for seeming unprepared and confused by all the technobabble (join the club!)

So, the machines are trustworthy! That settles it. But wait: another data expert who’s challenging the vote in Georgia called it “blatantly false” for Poulos to say it’s technologically impossible to program the machines to flip ballots in real time and that it hasn’t happened on Dominion machines, because it did in Michigan and Georgia. He said, “Mr. Poulos may be able to fool members of a legislature or the media but he cannot fool Election Integrity advocates who are IT professionals.” (linking to a lengthy excerpt because the original is behind a paywall.)

So will we all have to become data analysts to trust future votes? And how will we ever know the truth about this election and prove it to everyone’s satisfaction with so many people making contradictory claims? I just keep saying this: if the people who claim there’s nothing to this story will stop erasing records and turn the machines over to an impartial forensics team to verify the results, then it will settle it either way, once and for all. Any efforts to prevent that and simply deny that anything was hinky about the election will feed suspicions that will linger for years.

As for future elections, here’s a wild and crazy idea: how about handing people paper ballots after they show their IDs to verify that they’re legally allowed to vote, then having them be counted by human beings with no political affiliations while observers from both parties stand close at hand and aren't ordered out of the building?

I can already hear the objection: “That would take too long to find out who won!” Would it take longer than 44 days? Because that’s how long it’s been since Election Day.

ORIGINAL STORY:

According to the forensics report by Russell Ramsland of Allied Security Operations Group, released Monday in compliance with a court order, crucial security and adjudication logs are missing from the machines. These logs go back years, but –- wait for it –- it’s only the ones from 2020 that are gone. “We must conclude that the 2020 election cycle records have been manually removed,” the report says.

"The adjudication process is the simplest way to manually manipulate votes,” the report explains. “The lack of records prevents any form of audit accountability, and their conspicuous absence is extremely suspicious since the files exist for previous years using the same software.”

What makes this even more suspicious is that the tabulation error rate for this election was a staggering 68.05 percent. Ballots that won’t run through the machine and be counted have to be manually adjudicated, a process where election workers decide how they should be counted. There were so many of these that they couldn’t all have been examined this way. This would explain, or at least partially explain, the very low rejection rates.

The allowable error rate established by Federal Election Commission guidelines is 1 in 250,000 ballots.

As we said, the report states, “This high error rates proves the Dominion Voting System is flawed and does not meet state or federal election laws. Because the intentional high error rate generates large numbers of ballots to be adjudicated by election personnel, we must deduce that bulk adjudication occurred."

But it goes on: "However, because the files and adjudication logs are MISSING [emphasis mine], we have not yet determined where the builk adjudication occurred or who was responsible for it.”

Investigators found that all security logs for the day before Election Day, Election Day itself, and the day after Election Day are GONE. “Security logs are very important to an audit trail, forensics, and for detecting advanced persistent threats and outside attacks, especially on systems with outdated system files,” Ramsland said.

Other server logs are present, so there is no reasonable explanation, he said, for these to be missing. These logs would have given us all of the following: domain controls, authentication failures, error codes, times users logged on and off, network connections, internet connections, times and data transfers. Right now, all this information is, shall we say, unavailable.

This is something it might be nice to be able to ask the good people of Dominion Voting Systems and their contractors about in a, you know, hearing. Preferably under oath. They’ve said repeatedly that their machines are “fully auditable,” and that might be true IF THE LOGS HAVEN’T BEEN REMOVED. But Dominion has not responded to requests from THE EPOCH TIMES for comment.

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Comments 26-50 of 192

  • Dolores. (Dee) Grover

    12/17/2020 10:19 PM

    Definitely fraud and flawed, should be redone, completely to prove legality of voting, done manually.

  • Gary James

    12/17/2020 09:52 PM

    The employees of Dominion all need to be tried and if convicted than hung for TEASON

  • Steve

    12/17/2020 04:11 PM

    Once our election process has become tragically criminal, we are surely doomed. The media’s personal opinions will continue to be injected while reporting the news to our nation. Responsible journalism has practically disappeared.

  • Brad Rabe

    12/17/2020 02:55 PM

    So what! Nobody is doing anything about. The SCOTUS is worthless. Might as well get the hell out of this Communist country ..........

  • Linda Vining

    12/17/2020 02:23 PM

    Where is the copy of the files that were altered as shown on the Internet? Were these not admissable even though the actual records were destroyed? The IT forensics group prepared them as a result of their examination.

  • Dennis Pullman

    12/17/2020 01:43 PM

    You don't need a damn expert training to see the election was tampered with. Just open your eyes and follow the trail.

  • robert meyers

    12/17/2020 01:08 PM

    we all know the fix was on this is just another nail

  • Michael Tait

    12/17/2020 11:41 AM

    Insurrection act is the only way we will Fix this
    Let a Military tribunal Settle all This Bullshit and let the Military take over Investigation into Voter Fraud as well as Investigate Every politions that looks like there in Chinas Pocket
    Military Tribunal will fix all the Treasons Scum

  • Frank Fanning

    12/17/2020 10:26 AM

    SCOTUS says that the federal government can't make a decision on ballots because it is governed by the state. Once ballots are turned over to the USPS (taxpayer supported) they are in the jurisdiction of the US government. Seems to me, that they shouldn't be counted once out of the hands of the state government.

  • Michelle LeTexier

    12/17/2020 10:11 AM

    And how do we the people have a voice, Barr sold us out ! Obama sold us out !

  • Charles E. Schimpf

    12/17/2020 10:06 AM

    Democrats wouldn't cheat just ask the news media.

  • Jerry Delacruz

    12/17/2020 09:45 AM

    It’s crystal clear! Trump was ganged up by the Democrats, liberal MSM, the big tech companies & the Marxist billionaires!!

    President Trump lost to Dominion voting machines.... period!
    This election was rigged & it has to be overturned .

    President Trump won via LANDSLIDE!!

  • Deb Hillis

    12/17/2020 09:25 AM

    This is all a complete sham! If there is nothing to hide why is everyone hiding the so called “truth.” The workers in these places where there was no fraud...but there was fraud, should each receive an invitation to speak with the authorities investigating this.

  • Theresa Beilman

    12/17/2020 09:16 AM

    The election was comprised!!! Revote with I’d proof on paper . Don’t think I can ever trust voting again. Biden is comprised with China and should never be president anyway.

  • Nancyjo Sobolewski

    12/17/2020 08:58 AM

    Biden/Harris Hid and didn’t Campaign! They knew Cheating was going to Happen for them to win. You don’t speak at Drive-ins with 50 people & win! It’s Ludicrous! No one Campaigned for him and they ALL stayed quite! Biggest scam in History! Should find the snakes head and cut it off.

  • MARK A Campbell

    12/17/2020 08:55 AM

    Here is a demote of a dominion voting machine in one county counting blank votes, flipping votes you name it.

    https://www.westernjournal.com/game-changing-video-shows-blank-ga-ballots-turned-votes-using-dominion-machine/?utm_source=parler#038;utm_medium=westernjournalism&utm_campaign=parler

  • Rose Barboza

    12/17/2020 08:50 AM

    We worked from Some 16 years old to 62 all those year to get some income.
    The government stole billions out of social security! That is the people’s money you should not have control! Shame on you!

  • Gayle Straight

    12/17/2020 02:11 AM

    This election has so many flaws and errors it should be declared null and void! Pitiful and unacceptable for this contrived election!

  • Nancy Williams

    12/16/2020 09:05 PM

    The Constitution say that no Foreign person or entity may be used in an American Election. Well those machines were not made in America. First Mistake. Second, they came from Venezuela, through Germany and Canada to get here to America. Its all a bogus rigged election. President Trump is still our President.

  • Linda Turner

    12/16/2020 08:26 PM

    Don’t stop!!!

  • Keith Walker

    12/16/2020 03:11 PM

    This needs to be required reading for the voting public. It is clear to me, from this article, this election was a fraud. Someone needs to be held accountable. Enough of this everyone goes free to get a job with CNN and writes a book.

  • Linda Stinson

    12/16/2020 01:54 PM

    This is all so upsetting to me to know President Trump is the real winner! He has done such a wonderful job as President and it if very frightening to even think about these other guys being in office!
    I am an American citizen and love this country!I’ll be 77 years old next month and was taught as a child to respect our flag and to be grateful to have been born here, which I truly am!
    I keep praying for a miracle, but God must something else in mind.
    I love to read your columns everyday and I’d like to thank you . You’re a good God loving man and I appreciate your honesty. So thank you again.
    Linda Stinson

  • Ralph and Kathy

    12/16/2020 01:10 PM

    They think we're stupid, they ain't got sense God gave a goose

  • Paul Bergeron

    12/16/2020 12:18 PM

    Fact-checker disputes is the title then you describe the forensic results? Are you saying the forensic exam was the Fact Checker or that some unnamed fact checker is disputing the forensic exam?

  • Robin Graves

    12/16/2020 12:15 PM

    This is more proof that THEY will have destroyed Evidence......which we knew all along was done from the start......12 years ago! This is not the America I want my grandchildren growing up in...Very Sad!