2020: ELECTION: KEEPING HOPE ALIVE
2020 ELECTION: CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

2020 ELECTION: SPINNING

Welcome to Day + 47 and the battle continues…

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A little lightness among dark times…

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What they don’t want you to know…

What was so secret, embarrassing, proprietary, damaging, incriminating that it had to be redacted from the court-approved release of the Antrim County preliminary forensic audit report?

Redacted Information in Dominion Audit Report Shows Races Were Flipped: Analyst

The analyst who led the forensic audit of Dominion Voting Systems in Michigan said on Friday the information state officials pushed to redact shows that the outcomes of races were changed.

[OCS: Correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t the officials admit to flipped votes and blamed human procedural error?]

The original report had log evidence that we published in the report to show exactly what we did and exactly the findings. Now, those did ultimately get redacted. And so now, the complaint is ‘well, but there’s no real proof and Dominion says ‘no, these things can’t be done,'” Russell Ramsland Jr. said during a virtual appearance on Newsmax’s “Greg Kelly Reports.”

“But at that point, Dominion’s argument is no longer with us. Dominion’s argument is with their own user’s manual and their own logs, because the logs—had they been able to be published—show very clearly that the RCV [ranked-choice voting] algorithm was enacted. It shows very clearly that the error messages were massive. It was very clearly [sic] that races were flipped,” he added.

[OCS: A user’s manual is evidence of a feature's existence and capability and possibly instructions for using a feature, it is not proof that the feature exists in a particular implementation or that it was used.

Didn’t Dominion testify under oath that they did not support Antrim County, did not have a copy of their database, did not have any logs or other Antrim materials?]

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office didn’t respond to a request for comment.

[OCS: It appears that the Michigan officials are not open, transparent, and cooperative. If they were truly convinced there were few irregularities, one might think they would open their systems and procedures to demonstrate their system was safe, secure, and the votes recorded were legally cast, correctly tabulated, and reported. After all, they work for their public constituents.]

Ramsland and his team at Allied Security Operations Group earlier this month audited Dominion machines and software in Antrim County, where officials on election night reported a win for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The officials later said the results were skewed and that President Donald Trump actually received more votes in the county.

[Allied Security Operations Group is a relatively new company (2017) with no known or publicized election systems expertise, and co-owner Ramsland is a businessman with no recognized subject-matter expertise. There was no expert CVs included in the report, although they are a normal and customary part of anything submitted by third-parties acting as experts in court proceedings.

I am unaware of anything that indicates Ramsland had possession of any operational Dominion equipment to perform confirmatory systems and operational tests. ]

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Confusion and conflation…

I can understand why partisans might want to link voting machines with a company that suffered a massive data breach, but one needs to be wary of the claim.

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Valid conclusions are hard to make when you do not have full access to the systems and coding…

Dominion Voting Systems CEO Says Company Has Never Used SolarWinds Orion Platform

The CEO of Dominion Voting Systems on Tuesday said the company has never used a platform that experts believe was breached by hackers as far back as last year.

“We don’t use the SolarWinds Orion package that was the subject of the DHS report from the 13th,” CEO John Poulos told legislators in Michigan via video link.

However, a screenshot of a Dominion webpage that The Epoch Times captured shows that Dominion does use SolarWinds technology. Dominion later altered the page to remove any reference to SolarWinds, but the SolarWinds website is still in the page’s source code.

SolarWinds’s technology was exploited by actors who inserted malicious software into updates for its Orion platform, according to officials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and cybersecurity experts. <Source>

[The captured badging …

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Note that while the login screen displays the SolarWinds logo, it refers to their Serv-U system, which is an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program to facilitate file transfers and is not the Orion system, which is a program for monitoring and management of IT systems and programs. A different functionality altogether. Unless SolarWinds uses Orion to manage their Serv-U product and exposes the Serv-U user’s passwords and encrypted file traffic, there is no there, there. More information is needed before drawing any conclusions.]

The big surprise…

Remember the long 2018 Trump Executive Order, Executive Order on Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election?

It specified that government agencies have 45-days after the end of the election to identify potential foreign interference with our elections, report to the President, and to impose sanctions…

Sec. 2. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any foreign person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security:

(i) to have directly or indirectly engaged in, sponsored, concealed, or otherwise been complicit in foreign interference in a United States election;

(ii) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, any activity described in subsection (a)(i) of this section or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or

(iii) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property or interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order.

It also triggered a declaration of a national emergency, which provides the President with plenary powers -- to do what I am not sure.

I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the ability of persons located, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States to interfere in or undermine public confidence in United States elections, including through the unauthorized accessing of election and campaign infrastructure or the covert distribution of propaganda and disinformation, constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.

Although there has been no evidence of a foreign power altering the outcome or vote tabulation in any United States election, foreign powers have historically sought to exploit America’s free and open political system. In recent years, the proliferation of digital devices and internet-based communications has created significant vulnerabilities and magnified the scope and intensity of the threat of foreign interference, as illustrated in the 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment. I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with this threat.

Bottom line…

We may be facing the last popular election as we begin to realize that the electoral process is a political one where any state can object to a slate of electors and reverse an election. Will this become the pattern and practice to disenfranchise the entire nation's popular vote?

Stand by for an exciting week or two.

-- steve 


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