Judge May Release Bombshell Report on Dominion Voting Machines

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An appeal is being made to a federal judge to release a report that suggests there may be some flaws in the equipment used by Dominion Voting Systems in Georgia, despite its secrecy.

“The public deserves to know the context of J. Alex Halderman’s claims and his testimony regarding the 2020 election,” Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said last week when he called for the document to be released, according to the Washington Examiner.

“Georgia voters face an extreme risk that [ballot marking device]-based attacks could manipulate their individual votes and alter election outcomes,” said Halderman, a computer science professor at the University of Michigan, in a report last year, according to the Daily Beast.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution stated in its reporting that a report presented last year discussed how one could hack the system to change votes, but did not mention whether or not this was ever accomplished.

According to Halderman, malicious software could be installed on voting touchscreens to change votes between candidates by installing malicious software. He said that QR codes used by scanners could also be used to alter votes, but he did not indicate whether this had actually happened.

A lawsuit seeking to alter Georgia’s voting system is behind the report. Furthermore, it adds to the broader discussion of possible election fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

So far, no evidence or documentation has been produced to prove the machines in 2020 were tampered with. Following multiple allegations of election fraud, Dominion has fought back, filing lawsuits against those who claimed its machines were tainted.

A redacted version of the report may be released by U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg, who told the Journal-Constitution that the report is becoming a “political football.”

“I’m unhappy with the political treatment of the report,” Totenberg said a week ago. “The entire purpose of having hearings was to maximize transparency but at the same time trying to be mindful of the risks involved of disclosure.”

“I don’t want to have somebody saying, ‘We would have released the full report but for Judge Totenberg,’” she added.

The Journal-Constitution reports that Totenberg requested Georgia election officials and plaintiffs suing over election security submit details by Wednesday detailing how they believe the report should be released.

“I want people to understand the general concerns … without giving anyone a road map to hacking or intruding on the system or manipulating it.”

The report could be sent to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency or to the public in a more limited form.

In the past, Raffensperger said recounts and audits would reveal any attempts to rig elections.

GOP Gov. Brian Kemp told Raffensperger he needs to review the expert’s report and make sure voting machines are safe.

“Now that Gov. Kemp publicly called him out for failing to comply with his duties to address those vulnerabilities and ignoring the report since last summer, he’s desperate to point the finger at others”, attorney David Cross for the plaintiffs in the suit said. “But he made the decision many months ago not to address the report, and he’s accountable to voters for that deliberate dereliction.”

“It’s really concerning that the Georgia secretary of state and Dominion are kind of putting their head in the sand,” according to Susan Greenhalgh, an election security consultant for plaintiffs in the Georgia voting system case, according to the Journal-Constitution. “Common sense would say you would want to be able to evaluate the claims and then take appropriate action, and they’re not doing any of that.”

The outline of Halderman’s report was released, although all the details remain confidential.

“It is important to recognize the possibility that nefarious actors already have discovered the same problems I detail in my report and are preparing to exploit them in future elections,” Halderman said in a statement in September.

According to him, voter manipulation is possible either by hacking into polling places or by hacking the election system’s computers, but he has not seen any signs that this has occurred.
The report was criticized by Raffensperger.

“The smoke and mirrors techniques of Professor Halderman and the plaintiffs in this case does not serve Georgia voters well.”

Last month, an alleged Georgia ballot trafficking whistleblower said he made $45,000 by stuffing election ballot boxes from 2 to 5 AM in the morning. As part of the True the Vote investigation, 242 people were identified as alleged ballot traffickers. Many ballots could have been stuffed into the ballot boxes in Georgia. Enough to change the outcome of the election, even.

After hearing yesterday night that a ballot trafficker had begun speaking in Georgia after he had been paid thousands of dollars for stuffing ballot boxes in a massive ballot harvesting scheme, John Fredericks appeared with Steve Bannon on The War Room.

Fredericks stated:

‘Here’s the bottom line. You can’t ballot harvest in Georgia. What turned this around is that a whistleblower in Georgia came forward.

On the tapes, they identified 240 of the same people going around the state stuffing ballot drop boxes between 2 and 5 AM… where they were emptying backpacks out and they were dropping 50, 100 ballots into a dropbox. This is totally illegal…

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