I was skeptical — as I began to go down the war path of research, I didn’t know if I would find the extensive voter fraud the Trump team had referenced — but if it was plausible, I would find the information to support it.
Sidney Powell – It wasn’t until Sidney Powell came out on Fox News and said “we have so much evidence I feel like it’s coming in through a fire hose,” that I felt It was time to begin researching. If there is that much evidence, I shouldn’t have a hard time finding it — and I didn’t.
Listen closely – Most research doesn’t get done because most people don’t understand how to listen to a conversation and extrapolate what was said into a coherent search for the evidence. As I listened to Powell, she gave me the following pieces of information that I pursued;
- Dominion and it’s “Smartmatic” software. I pursued this after Sidney Powell said “it’s the software that was the problem (Smartmatic).” This lead into the research on Smartmatic and their software.
- Their own manual: “if you sat down and read, it would explain how and why an honest person would not use this system.” She also said “it’s not just Dominion, there are other companies in the voting machine business in this country too that may very well, and are likely using the same software.” If their manual shows it — then we can find the manual of the ImageCast Central tabulator used by Dominion and verify what Sidney Powell said. We should also be able to find information that makes it plausible that the same software is used in other voting machines
- She mentioned Dominion led back to Venezuela — we should be able to find documentation to support this statement.
- “They can remote access anything.” Where can we find info to verify this? We looked into the owner manual of the ImageCast Central Tabulator, as well as a report prepared for the California Secretary of State by Freeman, Craft, and McGregor group — a group that tested the security of the Dominion voting machines. We also looked at an independent hacker’s review of the Smartmatic software, and looked through the voting tabulators manual.
- Peter Neffenger’s connection to the Biden transition team and Smartmatic.
We also looked into;
Smartmatic’s ties to the Venezuelan Government
The problem with Smartmatic goes back to 2006 — “Foreign-owned and foreign-run Smartmatic’s control over vote counting software used in the voting machines of Sequoia Voting Systems, Inc. (“Sequoia” or “SVS”) presents a potential national security risk now, just as it did in 2006 when the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) opened an investigation of Smartmatic’s ownership of Sequoia” (Source: VoterAction report from June 12th, 2008).
*Important to remember for the remainder of the article: Smartmatic controls the software used in the voting machines of Sequioa.*
Although the question is no longer around the Sequioa Voting Systems, the report highlights a few key findings about connections back to Venezuela. Here’s the kicker — Sequioa never really went away. Dominion acquired Sequioa and obtained all of their intellectual property. This means that the same software that was directly linked back to the Venezuelan government – is now in the hands of Dominion.
The connections don’t stop there though. After Venezuelan President of the time, Jugo Chavez, gave Smartmatic two more contracts — they had the money to then go on and purchase Sequioa.
Another part in the report stood out to me;
“In January 2008, representatives of Chicago, Illinois, which suffered from malfunctions in Smartmatic-developed software that delayed by a week the tabulation of the vote in the 2006 mid-term federal primary and that led to 15 or more Smartmatic agents coming from Venezuela to Chicago to help the city complete vote tabulation.” For a company with no connections to the Venezuelan government — this seems like an odd move.
Dominion connections to other voting companies whose systems are used in the United States Elections
“Diebold/Premier’s assets had recently been purchased by a small Canadian firm by the name of Dominion Voting. But Dominion hasn’t stopped there. Their purchase of Diebold/Premier’s assets was actually made from ES&S, the world’s largest voting machine company, who was forced to divest of the assets they’d purchased from Diebold.”
This is important to know as Dominion now owns roughly 40-50% of the voting market in the United States. In addition, Es&S is a major voting company, whose systems are used in the United States. Ultimately, Dominion acquired these assets from ES&S. This shows that Dominion has made purchases that tie into both companies — Sequioa, (Smartmatic), and ES&S.
It’s interesting to note that Dominion and Smartmatic have representatives on the executive committee that are supposed to ensure the integrity of the election process with the Department of Homeland Security.
It is also worth noting that Diebold/Premier’s voting systems were de-certified for use In California by Secretary of State Alex Padilla, as they were riddled with security issues.
Dominion also directly purchased Sequioa and owns all of their intellectual property – why buy something you don’t intend to use, especially when its likely the software wouldn’t be allowed into the American market anymore? That is unless you repackage into another companies name and product lines.
Big Concerns after reading the ImageCast Central Tabulator manual
Here are some findings from the ImageCast Central Tabulator manual;
“It is possible to delete old, unnecessary projects from the Mobile Ballot Production. This is done by clicking Delete in the Open Project screen. After clicking Delete, the selected project will be deleted from the database and the system.”
If my understanding is correct — this is the database where the votes counted are held, known as the Mobile Ballot Production. Here, each tabulator has a project that “holds” the votes.
“To create a new Mobile Ballot Production project, you must first select File and then Import option from the menu. This will allow you to specify the location of an MBP project archive produced by the EMS system containing all ballot definitions that will be loaded into the Mobile Ballot Production project.”
The manual then goes on to say “It is possible to delete old, unnecessary projects from the Mobile Ballot Production. This is done by clicking Delete in the Open Project screen. After clicking Delete, the selected project will be deleted from the database and the system. Any remaining PDF files will remain in the project folder and, if needed, can be removed manually.”
“You have the choice to use the project name specified in the XML file itself (and in the process overwrite any existing database with that name) or to specify the name of the project explicitly. By pressing the Load button the data is imported into the database. The ballot PDF files contained in the archive will be unpacked and used from the location set in the project destination path box.”
It appears you can also upload new Mobile Ballot Production files and in the process — overwrite the old file, replacing it with the new data (votes). In essence you could drag and drop a file with too many Trump or Biden votes and replace them with a more preferable Mobile Ballot Production file — one that favours your candidate.
I think this is what Sidney Powell was referring to when she said “even their own manual explains how votes can be wiped away. It’s like drag and drop Trump votes to a folder and then delete that folder.”
Security report outlines many security concerns
I will list the concerns found in the report in point form as quotes;
- “Lock picking was attempted and was successful using standard widely available lock picks and standard techniques. Tamper-evident adhesive label seals were removed without damage using a solvent and a razor blade. After removal, the label was allowed to dry and was reapplied to the equipment without leaving evidence of any compromise. Smooth tailed seals were opened successfully and reattached with no visible evidence of compromise. These attacks could be conducted by a poll worker, elections official insider, warehouse worker or vendor insider. They affect all parts of the system.”
2. “The cases of the Command and Control workstations (generic standard PCs used for accessing and interacting with the system via a web browser) were not secured with tamper-evident labels or locks. The cases were opened in seconds without using any tools. Once access was gained, any BIOS password could have been removed. This makes it possible to boot the machine using an outside operating system on a USB drive.”
3. “Booting from a USB drive was not disabled on any of the systems. As such, gaining physical access to the machines allowed access to both the operating and application files for VBL, Tally and FormatOS. This was performed by booting an external USB disk with forensic applications. Because booting from a USB drive doesn’t use the operating system this approach defeats the ability of Carbon Black to prevent running unregistered executables. For the same reason, Snare, the logging system, will not receive any information while running from the USB drive.”
This means the logging system Snare, when someone is able to hack using a USB device, does not receive any of the information and therefore is very susceptible to hacks that don’t leave a trace.
4. “The cryptographic key material used to protect the integrity of elections was not encrypted. All cryptographic keys present were accessible in plaintext.” I later confirmed this through an independent hacker who hacked the Smartmatic software, and then wrote a blog about it.
5. “The system has shared static secrets that are used to ensure election integrity. During the course of this test, multiple secrets were shared throughout the system. Recovering these secrets from one component in the system allowed other portions of the system to be attacked. This resulted in the ability to sign election files to be modified and signed for use farther down the system hierarchy.”
Just one more — but I highly recommend you view the report;
6.”Root access is required for many regular operations in the VSAP system. These include, but are not limited to, updating cryptographic keys used to protect and verify the integrity of elections and voting information and performing regular system maintenance, including regular system shutdown and startup. This situation invariably leads to poor control of access to the root password which enables subsequent unauthorized access.”
Concerns from the manual
Re-zeroing the tabulator — “Re-zeroing the tabulator clears the scanned ballots’ results and the tabulator’s history. This process cannot be undone.” It then goes on to give step by step instructions on how to do the task. It gives the following example of a popup which says “THIS ACTION WILL REMOVE ALL PROCESSED BATCHES! Please be certain that is what you wish to do.”
This appears like anyone with the ability to enter the Supervisor password could alter results as well. It’s important to note that the manual also says the following about its basic Poll Worker mode;
“Poll Worker mode is the basic operator mode. In this mode, ballots can be scanned, batches can be either accepted or discarded, and the status menu can be accessed.” As we showed earlier — you can also delete any evidence. The manual then goes on to try to hide the fact that they just stated the above by saying;
“All scanner settings must be configured by either an authorized Administrator or Supervisor prior to scanning ballots.
Users privileges are limited to protect the integrity of the election process. Once the Administrator removes the iButton security key from the iButton security key reader, the security level defaults to Poll Worker Mode.”
Peter Neffenger is on Biden’s transition team and is a Chairman at Smartmatic
I’ll let the pictures do the talking;
Here is proof from Joe Biden’s official transition website that he is also on their transition team;
What about the Clinton foundation and connections to Soros through the Open Societies Foundation?
“In 2014, Dominion Voting committed to providing emerging and post-conflict democracies with access to voting technology through its philanthropic support to the DELIAN Project,” totalling an estimated contribution of $2,250,000. This isn’t conspiracy in-fact it’s linked on the Clinton Foundations Website.
Here’s the Soros Open Society Foundation connection
Lord Mark Malloch-Brown is a chariman for Smartmatic;
and he sits on the Global Board at George Soros Open Society Foundation;
He also worked for The United Nation’s as a “former number two”;
It appears Trump has quite the case after-all. The information in this article doesn’t mean that there is “proof” of voter fraud — just that it’s extremely plausible, and there are many security threats that can be exploited through these machines. The difficulty is now finding whistleblowers willing to discuss the voter fraud they potentially witnessed.
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