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Trump wrote on Twitter: Biden's victory was corruptly engineered by Dominion Voting Systems - Peter myers Digest

(1) Biden's victory was corruptly engineered by Dominion Voting Systems(2) Trump: "He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING! ... This was a RIGGED ELECTION!"(3) In 2014, Dominion donated  $25,001-$50,000 to the Clinton Foundation - Washington Post(4) Dominion has a contract with Smartmatic, whose chairman is Lord Mark Malloch Brown, a former vice-chairman of
George Soros' Investment Funds(5) Rudy Giuliani: 'Dominion Shouldn't Be Counting Votes Anywhere'(6) Security expert re Dominion, days before the election: "you could easily change the audit trail"(7) Texas Attorney General: There's a Reason Texas Rejected Dominion(8) Fake Signatures accepted in Ballot test(9) Pennsylvania ordered not to count ballots where the voters needed to prove identification and failed to do so by Nov. 9
(1) "He won because the Election was Rigged," Trump wrote on Twitter. Biden's victory was corruptly engineered by Dominion Voting Systems November 16, 2020Trump to NY Post: Election 'Greatest Theft in The History of America'By Newsmax Wires | Sunday, 15 November 2020 06:04 AMPresident Donald Trump appears to be nowhere close to conceding the presidential election to former Vice President Joe Biden, according to a new interview in The New York Post.But on Sunday, Trump tweeted "he won," apparently in reference to Biden."He won because the Election was Rigged," Trump wrote on Twitter. "NO VOTE WATCHERS OR OBSERVERS allowed, vote tabulated by a Radical Left privately owned company, Dominion, with a bad reputation & bum equipment that couldn't even qualify for Texas (which I won by a lot!), the Fake & Silent Media, & more!"In a story published Saturday night, Trump told Post columnist Michael Goodwin that the election"was stolen.""It was a rigged election, 100 percent, and everyone knows it," Trump said in the Friday night interview. "It's going to be that I got about 74 million votes, and I lost? It's not possible."When Goodwin asks if he'll ever concede, Trump responded: "We'll see how it turns out." he said at one point."When I asked if he could come to terms with defeat, he responded only that 'it's hard to come to terms when they won't let your poll watchers in to observe' the counting," Goodwin writes. "A third time, he said, 'Again, I can't tell you what's going to happen.'Goodwin writes that Trump seems convinced that Biden's victory was corruptly engineered by Dominion Voting Systems, a technology used by most states, including Michigan and Georgia. Trump repeatedly cited Dominion, according to Goodwin."It was turned down by the state of Texas because it is insecure," Trump told Goodwin. Trump also repeated allegations that the company's owners and investors have ties to Democrats. Goodwin reports that "it is true the firm made a contribution and worked with the Clinton Family Foundation during the Obama-Biden administration."The Associated Press also reported that a former top aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is one of the company's lobbyists. The firm also employs a lobbyist who worked for Republicans Dick Cheney and John Boehner.Trump, according to Goodwin, views the suspicious election results as "the concluding act of a confederacy against him that began with the Obama-Biden administration's corrupting of the FBI and CIA to spy on him in 2016 and tip the election to Hillary Clinton. That effort gave birth to the Russia, Russia, Russia narrative that wasn't fully revealed as false until the probe of Special Counsel Robert Mueller finally concluded in 2019.""It's amazing but nothing happened to [Jim] Comey and [Andrew] McCabe, even though they were caught cold," Trump told Goodwin, referring to the former director and deputy director of the FBI."Then this, the greatest theft in the history of America. And -everybody knows it," Trump told Goodwin.(2) Trump: "He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING! ... This was a RIGGED ELECTION!""I Concede Nothing": Trump Blasts "Fake News Media" For Saying He Conceded To BidenSun, 11/15/2020 - 08:45Update: Well, as we said earlier, "we doubt Trump will agree with the left's characterization of the tweets as a concession", and sure enough just an hour after tweeting that Biden "won because the Election was Rigged", which most liberal and Anti-Trump media outlets sprung to defined as an "apparent concession", Trump followed with another tweet - which has yet to be censored by Twitter - in which he explained how he feels: "He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go. This was a RIGGED ELECTION!"He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go. This was a RIGGED ELECTION!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <>November 15, 2020* * *In a tweet which Bloomberg and various other mainstream media outlets immediately dubbed an "<> apparent concession" by the president, shortly before 8am ET Trump - who has so far refused to acknowledge Biden's victory - tweeted that Joe Biden "won because the Election was Rigged." It was his 9th tweet of the morning and the first time Trump has acknowledged a victory by Joe Biden even in a passing comment.He won because the Election was Rigged. NO VOTE WATCHERS OR OBSERVERS allowed, vote tabulated by a Radical Left privately owned company, Dominion, with a bad reputation & bum equipment that couldn't even qualify for Texas (which I won by a lot!), the Fake & Silent Media, & more! <>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <>November 15, 2020[...] He also told Washington Examiner columnist Byron York that he thought that "maybe" he had lost, before ultimately rejecting the idea. Trump said it was important to file legal challenges to examine allegations of fraud. "Never bet against me," Trump said.(3) In 2014, Dominion donated $25,001-$50,000 to the Clinton Foundation - Washington Post Voting Systems tied to Clintons, widely used in battleground states By World Tribune on November 7, 2020Special Report by WorldTribune Staff, November 6, 2020A reported glitch in the software of Dominion Voting Systems equipment saw 6,000 votes switched from Republican to Democrat in Antrim County, Michigan on Tuesday. The county clerk caught the issue and it has reportedly been corrected. Similar glitches with the software were reported in Georgia."The county clerk [Sheryl Guy] came forward and said tabulating software glitched and caused a miscalculation of the votes," Michigan GOP chair Laura Cox said. "Antrim County had to hand-count all of the ballots. And all these counties that use this software need to closely examine their results for similar discrepancies."The Denver-based company's Dominion Democracy Suite 5.5 software was used in 69 counties in Michigan on Tuesday.Dominion Voting Systems Inc. is one of three voting equipment vendors which control 88 percent of the U.S. market.During congressional testimony in January, John Poulos, CEO of Dominion Voting Systems confirmed that the machines Dominion manufactures include components from China and noted the issue of foreign suppliers isn't unique to the voting equipment industry."Several of those components, to our knowledge, there is no option for manufacturing those in the United States," Poulos said.Election integrity analysts have long been concerned about what is known as supply-chain security, the tampering of election equipment during manufacturing.Dominion Voting Systems software is also used in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, Nevada, Minnesota and in Maricopa County, Arizona.Dominion Voting Systems has ties to prominent Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Bill and Hillary Clinton.Bloomberg reported in April of last year that Dominion Voting Systems hired a high-powered lobbying firm that includes a longtime aide to Pelosi. They hired Brownstein Farber Hyatt & Schreck. Nadeam Elshami, Pelosi's former chief of staff, is one of the lobbyists on the account.In 2014, Dominion was listed in the Washington Post table as having donated between $25,001-$50,000 to the Clinton Foundation.In Oakland County, Michigan, a glitch in a different system switched over 1,200 Republican votes to Democrat. The switch initially caused County Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer to lose. Once the glitch was found, and the votes were properly attributed, Kochenderfer went from losing by 100 votes to winning by over 1,100. According to the Royal Oak Tribune, Oakland County uses election software from Hart Intercivic. Hart uses a proprietary system called Verity. Eleven Michigan counties use Hart's systems.But what observers want to know is why both glitches in Michigan switched Republican votes to Democrat despite apparently occurring in different underlying systems.Michigan state Sen. Ed McBroom announced Friday that a joint hearing of the state's Senate and House of Representatives Oversight committees would be held Saturday "as part of a legislative effort to ensure the integrity of our state elections."In May, reported on suspicions of election fraud in South Korea's April election which saw the party of unpopular leftist President Moon Jae-In win in a landslide. Particular attention was paid to "a new field of digital fraud involving vote counting machines, computer hardware and software, and Huawei information network telecommunications equipment," noted Tara O of the East Asia Research Center.Voting machine manufacturers have acknowledged that some of their equipment allows for the transmission of election-night vote counts via modem, a vulnerability security experts say hackers could easily exploit.In Georgia, glitches with software updates on Dominion Voting Systems equipment were reported in contested polling locations in Morgan and Stanley counties.Due to the glitches, Superior Court Judge W. Fletcher Sams extended voting until 11 p.m. on election night. The counties use voting machines made by Dominion Voting Systems and electronic poll books — used to sign in voters — made by KnowInk.The companies "uploaded something last night, which is not normal, and it caused a glitch," said Marcia Ridley, elections supervisor at Spalding County Board of Election, Politico reported. That glitch prevented pollworkers from using the pollbooks to program smart cards that the voters insert into the voting machines.Ridley said that a representative from the two companies called her after poll workers began having problems with the equipment Tuesday morning and said the problem was due to an upload to the machines by one of their technicians overnight."That is something that they don't ever do. I've never seen them update anything the day before the election," Ridley said.Neither Dominion nor KnowInk responded to Politico's request for comment. A spokesperson for the Georgia secretary of state's office also did not respond to follow-up questions about who uploaded the dataset and whether it had been reviewed and tested by anyone beforehand.This article may be republished with credit to and the Free Press International News Service.(4) Dominion has a contract with Smartmatic, whose chairman is Lord Mark Malloch Brown, a former vice-chairman of Soros' Investment Funds Voting Systems: Glitch, Clinton Tie Cause Scrutiny in 2020 ElectionBy Jessica McBrideUpdated Nov 9, 2020 at 12:57pmDominion Voting Systems is an election services company from Canada that is responsible for the technology used to count votes in many of the close battleground states in the 2020 presidential election. Issues have arisen in some of those states, such as Michigan and Georgia, propelling Dominion into the spotlight.Dominion Voting Systems is a company from Toronto, Canada, that has headquarters in Denver, Colorado, and is one of three major firms providing voting machines in U.S. elections.A 2014 form filed with the State of California says Dominion was founded in 2003 in Canada and 2009 in the U.S. Its principal officers were listed then as John Poulos, CEO; Ian MacVicar, CFO; and James Hoover, vice president of product line management. Other articles say Poulos and Hoover are the co-founders.Since the 2016 election especially, Dominion and other large voting firms have faced increasing Congressional scrutiny. It's not unusual for big firms under the Congressional microscope to hire people or firms with ties to other power players; Dominion has ties to the Clinton Foundation. The company has used lobbying firms that employ lobbyists with ties to major figures like Georgia's Republican governor and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as a lobbyist who donated money to Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Increasing the scrutiny, it has also worked with firms tied to George Soros and Robert Mueller and gets some components from China. A former ambassador named by former President Barack Obama sits on the board of a company that acquired it in 2018.The company's equipment is used in North Carolina, Nevada, Georgia, Michigan, Arizona and Pennsylvania – key states where President Donald Trump's campaign has raised concerns or that are still being counted. The major television networks have called the election for former Vice President Joe Biden, but Trump has not conceded."The industry has a two-tier structure with the three top-tier vendors, Election Systems and Software, Hart Intercivic, and Dominion Voting Systems covering approximately 92% of the total eligible voter population," a major 2017 study on voting companies by the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative said. Truthout reported that the company "was recently acquired by New York-based hedge fund Staple Street Capital."An executive board member of Staple Street Capital, William Earl Kennard, is a former ambassador to the EU who was appointed to that position by former President Barack Obama. In 2018, Dominion announced it had been acquired by its management team and Staple Street Capital. On November 6, Deadline reported that Kennard was named to the board of WarnerMedia parent AT&T, which owns CNN.According to the Washington Examiner, Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Laura Cox called on counties that use the Dominion Voting Systems software "to closely examine their result" after a glitch in a Michigan county erroneously gave Trump votes to Biden.Here's what you need to know:1. Dominion's Technology Serves 40% of American Voters; the Company Gave Money to the Clinton Foundation & Uses Some Parts From ChinaAccess Wire reported in 2017 that Dominion Voting Systems "is a Canadian company officially founded in the year 2000 with its headquarters in Denver, Colorado. Its founders are President and CEO, John Poulos and James Hoover."In January 2020, Poulos said in a written statement to the U.S. House that he was the "chief executive officer and co-founder of Dominion Voting Systems. As a U.S.-owned company, we currently provide voting systems and services to jurisdictions across 30 states and Puerto Rico." [...]Dominion Voting Systems has a web of links to companies tied to Washington power players.A 2014 State of California document indicates Dominion's agent of record at that time was Boston lawyer Michael Bevilacqua of Wilmer Hale. Former special prosecutor Robert Mueller works for that firm. Dominion earned $44 million in 2012, according to the form. It listed its addresses for manufacturing and development as Toronto; Belgrade, Serbia; Denver; Plano, Texas; and Baldwin Park, California. A 2020 filing lists their registered agent as Cogency Global in Florida. Its directors were listed as Hootan Yaghoobzadeh of Staple Street Capital, Stephen Owens, also of Staple Street, and Benjamin Humphreys. Yaghoobzadeh and Owens have past ties to the Carlyle Group investment firm.The New York Times reported in June 2020 on issues in the Georgia primary. Dominion's spokesperson "said the company had to replace only 20 components for 30,000 machines" in the Georgia primary, calling it "a very low number for a statewide voting system rollout across 159 counties."The Times reported that some Democrats in the Georgia Legislature opposed purchasing the system but there is "some evidence that heavy lobbying and sales tactics have played a role in their adoption in Georgia and elsewhere."Georgia alone has eight registered lobbyists for Dominion, and they include Lewis Abit Massey, a former Democratic Georgia Secretary of State, and Jared Thomas, former chief of staff for Republican Governor Brian Kemp, according to The Times.According to, "He is a youth hockey coach and a mentor to young aspiring business students. He is an active member of YPO, and part of an alliance of Greek-Canadian entrepreneurs who share a common goal to preserve their heritage."Poulos was the face of the company before Congress, where he was peppered with questions about whether the company gets components from China.During congressional testimony in January, Poulos said: "We do have components in our products that come from China. Our tabulated products have always been manufactured in the United States." He said the Chinese components included "LCD components, the actual glass screen on the interface down to the chip component level…there's no option for manufacturing of those in the United States. We would welcome guidelines and best practices."A 2019 report by the Brennan Center for Justice highlighted a lack of vendor oversight, raising Congressional concern about voting machines in general, according to The Associated Press.What are the company's ties to the Clinton Foundation? "Dominion Voting" is listed as a $25,000 to $50,000 donor to the Clinton Foundation in 2014 by The Washington Post.According to the Clinton 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, as many emerging democracies suffer from post-electoral violence due to the delay in the publishing of election results. Over the next three years, Dominion Voting will support election technology pilots with donated Automated Voting Machines (AVM), providing an improved electoral process, and therefore safer elections. As a large number of election staff are women, there will be an emphasis on training women, who will be the first to benefit from the skills transfer training and use of AVMs. It is estimated that 100 women will directly benefit from election technology skills training per pilot election.The firm also hired a lobbying firm with ties to Nancy Pelosi's former chief of staff.According to Bloomberg, Dominion Voting Systems "hired … a high-powered firm that includes a longtime aide to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. … Dominion's first-ever lobbying firm is Brownstein Farber Hyatt and Schreck. Nadeam Elshami, Pelosi's former chief of staff, is one of the lobbyists on the account." [...]According to the company's website, Dominion serves more than 40% of U.S. voters, including customers in 28 states and Puerto Rico and nine of the top 20 counties. The company says it has partnered with 1,300 jurisdictions. The map below shows where the company's machines are used. This is the information the company gives about its work in key battleground states that were helping determine the presidential election:Michigan: "Ranked the #1 system by a state review panel in 2018, 65 of 83 counties have chosen Democracy Suite."Georgia: "2020 statewide voting system rollout, with 33,000 ImageCast X BMDs, serving 159 counties."Arizona: "Serving 2.2 million Maricopa County voters with Democracy Suite 5.5 paired with the ImageCast X, ImageCast Precinct, and ImageCast Central."Nevada: "Designed for its Clark County debut in 2017, the ImageCast X with VVPAT now supports 16 of 17 Counties." [...]2. The State of Texas Rejected the Company's Machines & Problems Arose With a Contracted Company in the Philippines That Has Ties to George SorosThe State of Texas rejected Dominion in 2020 for use in its elections, writing:The examiner reports identified multiple hardware and software issues that preclude the Office of the Texas Secretary of State from determining that the Democracy Suite 5.5-A system satisfies each of the voting-system requirements set forth in the Texas Election Code. Specifically, the examiner reports raise concerns about whether the Democracy Suite 5.5-A system is suitable for its intended purpose; operates efficiently and accurately; and is safe from fraudulent or unauthorized manipulation. Therefore, the Democracy Suite 5.5-A system and corresponding hardware devices do not meet the standards for certification prescribed by Section 122.001 of the Texas Election Code.According to Center Square, the company "was rejected three times by data communications experts from the Texas Secretary of State and Attorney General's Office for failing to meet basic security standards."Florida certified the company but noted some issues, including that the hyphen in "write-in" did not display properly on the precinct tabulator tapes, an issue the Bureau of Voting Systems Certification said did not affect voting machine operations or the scanning or counting of votes and was "of low impact and severity."The company also has been involved in elections overseas, and one in the Philippines was controversial.According to Access Wire, "Dominion entered into a 2009 contract with Smartmatic and provided Smartmatic with the PCOS machines (optical scanners) that were used in the 2010 Philippine election, the biggest automated election run by a private company."Problems arose with source codes, according to ABS CBN News. One issue unearthed: "Commands to add, update and delete existing database records lack enclosing transaction logic which may affect database contents and may possibly result in database integrity and other corruption issues."Center Square noted:Smartmatic's chairman is a member of the British House of Lords, Mark Malloch Brown, a former vice-chairman of George Soros' Investment Funds, former vice-president at the World Bank, lead international partner at Sawyer Miller, a political consulting firm, and former vice-chair of the World Economic Forum.The Associated Press previously debunked false rumors saying that Soros owns Smartmatic voting machines. He does not, says AP. According to the AP, "the chairman of Smartmatics and the SGO Group, Mark Malloch-Brown, serves on the Open Society Foundations Global Board — founded by George Soros." Smartmatic has previously had some involvement in U.S. elections, according to AP.PBS ran a story about Windows operating system problems in some election software but noted that Dominion's "newer systems aren't touched by upcoming Windows software issues – thought it has election systems acquired from no-longer-existing companies that may run on even older operating systems."In 2014, there were issues in a New Brunswick election. Company vice president Hoover told The Globe and Mail the problem related to a "computer program configured to expedite the release of results to media servers and to the website of Elections New Brunswick.""Part of the communications protocol that we used in that system was an off-the-shelf piece of software. … We saw that component malfunction and we shut it down," he told the publication.3. In Georgia, a Vendor Upload Delayed Voting Former President Barack Obama gives an elbow tap to Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff during a Drive-in Mobilization Rally to get out the vote for Georgia Senate candidates on November 2, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia.According to Politico, a "technology glitch" halted voting in two Georgia counties on Election Day because a vendor uploaded "an update to their election machines the night before."A judge extended voting to 11 p.m. after voters couldn't vote for several hours in Morgan and Spalding counties due to the crash, Politico reported.Dominion defended its work in Georgia, writing, "The Georgia Secretary of State's office continues to publicly affirm that there are no widespread issues."According to Politico, the companies use "voting machines made by Dominion Voting Systems and electronic poll books … made by KnowInk."The companies "uploaded something last night, which is not normal, and it caused a glitch," said Marcia Ridley, elections supervisor in Spalding County to Politico. "That is something that they don't ever do. I've never seen them update anything the day before the election."According to CNN, a problem then arose in Gwinnett County, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb, over delays in reporting results. The county "was finally able to upload about 4,000 outstanding absentee-by-mail ballots, as well as re-run roughly 460 early voting ballots that had to be transferred from a 'bad data card,'" CNN reported. The delay was caused by a technical issue "with the Dominion system used to upload to the Georgia Secretary of State's office," CNN reported. Dominion told CNN the situation "does not relate to system software and has had no impact on the accuracy of vote totals or tabulation."According to Business Insider, Georgia "became the only state in the country last year to overhaul its entire election system, paying Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems $106 million for new voting machines, printers and scanners."4. The Company Insists No Software Error Was Found in Michigan When Votes Flipped From Biden to TrumpAntrim County, Michigan, a Republican stronghold, initially showed Biden winning but now says Trump was the victor there, according to the Detroit Free Press. (See Dominion's Michigan contract here.)The newspaper reported that the county clerk "failed to update election management system software used to combine the electronic totals from tabulators and submit a report of unofficial results," causing the issue.Dominion has a fact page that seeks to debunk viral rumors about its software. "All U.S. voting systems must provide assurance that they work accurately and reliably as intended under federal U.S. Election Assistance Commission and state certification and testing requirements," the company insisted."There are no credible reports or evidence of any system software errors in Georgia or Michigan, including erroneous reporting of unofficial results from Antrim County, Michigan," the company wrote in a press release.Jocelyn Benson, the Secretary of State in Michigan, released a lengthy statement on what happened in Antrim."The error in reporting unofficial results in Antrim County Michigan was the result of a user error that was quickly identified and corrected; did not affect the way ballots were actually tabulated; and would have been identified in the county canvass before official results were reported even if it had not been identified earlier," she wrote.She confirmed that Antrim County "uses the Dominion Voting Systems election management system and voting machines (tabulators), which count hand-marked paper ballots. Counties use election management systems to program tabulators and also to report unofficial election results."She also wrote:After Antrim County initially programmed its election software for the November Election, the county identified in October two local races where the ballot content had to be updated. The county received updated programming from its election programming vendor, Election Source. The updated programming correctly updated the election software for the county. When the software was reprogrammed, the County also had to update the software on all of the media drives that are placed in tabulators to ensure tabulators communicate properly with the election management system. The county did update the media drives that went into the tabulators with the corrected local races, but did not update the media drives on the tabulators for the rest of the county. Because the Clerk correctly updated the media drives for the tabulators with changes to races, and because the other tabulators did not have changes to races, all tabulators counted ballots correctly. However, because the county did not update the media drives for the tabulators that did not have changes to races, those tabulators did not communicate properly with the County's central election management system software when the county combined and reported unofficial results. Every tabulator recorded ballots correctly but the unofficial reports were erroneous. These errors can always be identified and corrected because every tabulator prints a paper totals tape showing how the ballots for each race were counted. After discovering the error in reporting the unofficial results, the clerk worked diligently to report correct unofficial results by reviewing the printed totals tape on each tabulator and hand-entering the results for each race, for each precinct in the county. Again, all ballots were properly tabulated. The user error affected only how the results from the tabulators communicated with the election management system for unofficial reporting. Even if the error had not been noticed and quickly fixed, it would have been caught and identified.5. Dominion Voting Systems Denied Rumors That Sharpies Invalidated People's Votes in Arizona, but There Were Problems With Sharpies in Pennsylvania in 2019Dominion's contract with Arizona is worth a lot of money. "The county has added on to the Dominion contract four times since it first formed its partnership in 2016. With this week's addition, the contract with the Denver-based firm is worth $28.7 million," Las Vegas Sun reported in September 2020.Dominion denied rumors that voters in Arizona were given Sharpie pens to invalidate their ballots. "There are no issues with the use of Sharpie pens related to hand-marked paper ballots. Any reporting to the contrary is completely false," Dominion wrote."Sharpie pens are safe and reliable to use on ballots, and recommended due to their quick-drying ink," Dominion wrote in a news release. "Regarding potential ink bleed-through, Dominion's systems never allow for the creation of ballots with overlapping vote bubbles between the front and back pages of a ballot. If you used a Sharpie provided by your elections office to complete your ballot, please know that your vote was accurately recorded."The company linked to a statement from local officials.The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors wrote a letter to voters on November 4. "Sharpies do not invalidate ballots," they wrote. "We did extensive testing on multiple different types of ink with our new vote tabulation equipment. Sharpies are recommended by the manufacturer because they provide the fastest-drying ink. The offset columns on ballots ensure that any bleed-through will not impact your vote. For this reason, sharpies were provided to in-person voters on Election Day. People who voted by mail could use sharpies, or blue or black pens. Our Elections Department has been communicating this publicly for weeks."However, problems arose with the felt-tip pens in 2019 in Pennsylvania.Jefferson County started using Dominion systems and "poll workers reported problems with Sharpie markers bleeding through the paper ballots and causing them to be rejected," reported in 2019.The site reported that poll workers were advised "to stop using the markers in favor of black pens packed in their equipment bags as a backup in case the Sharpies ran dry or extras were needed. Dominion had advised using permanent markers."Armstrong County Democratic Committee Chairman Steve Atwood told the site there were problems with Shapries in that county too because "…the markers bled through and voters had to redo their ballot. They're small complaints, but I thought that was a big issue – if you have markers bleeding through, throw them out and use something that works."(5) Rudy Giuliani: 'Dominion Shouldn't Be Counting Votes Anywhere' Eric Mack | Sunday, 15 November 2020 08:47 AMThere are too many coincidences of election irregularities for them to be accidental, particularly the Dominion Voting Systems tied to Venezuela and China, according to Trump legal team coordinator Rudy Giuliani."Curiously, in the very, very close states where Trump lost by less than 1%, it's those machines that are being used," Giuliani told "The Cats Roundtable" on WABC 770 AM-N.Y. "Nevada, Michigan, and Georgia use those machines. Those machines should not be used in any American election. Again, they're foreign machines."It looks like it is a Canadian company; it actually is a company owned by two Venezuelans that's been in business for about 20 years and been disqualified in so many places it would make your head spin."Giuliani told host John Catsimatidis the legal team is going to press the courts, as "every one of those machines has to be audited in every state.""Dominion was counting the votes in 29 states," Giuliani said. "Dominion shouldn't be counting the votes anywhere. Dominion, when you look into it with just a little bit of investigation, you find out that Dominion uses a software, Smartmatic, which is a company that goes back to 2004."It was founded by two Venezuelans and Cesar Chavez. It has a terrible history of having fixed elections in Argentina, having fixed elections in Venezuela. It was all outlined in 2008 by the House of Representatives. It got kicked out of Texas for being woefully incompetent. It is still run by these two Venezuelans who are close to [Nicolas] Maduro, and the Dominion company is not an American company."It's a Canadian company. We send our ballots outside the United States to be counted to a company that is allied with Venezuela and China. That's outrageous."The China connections include parts made in China, Dominion Voting Systems CEO John Poulos, a former lobbyist for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told Congress last January before the global coronavirus pandemic erupted in the U.S."This has been going on with Democrats for years," Giuliani told Catsimatidis. "They get away with it because they do it only in Democratic cities that they own. You don't see them doing this in Omaha, Nebraska. You don't see them doing in a place that's Republican."You see them doing it in places where the Democratic Party owns the city."(6) Security expert re Dominion, days before the election: "you could easily change the audit trail" Interview with a security expert days before the election re DominionB M. DowlingNovember 14, 2020Before the election, a security expert backed-up comments recently made by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick about the unreliability of the Dominion voting machines.There are no national voting standards for these voting machines so companies don't have any standards they need to meet, according to <> Russ Ramsland, of Allied Security Operations Group and a former candidate for Congress in Texas.The software is so bad that he found you could easily change the audit trail. You can change votes, and you can't go back and check. He says that all the data is stored on a server in Frankfort, Germany by a bankrupt company called SCYTL owned by a Spanish company. They control and announce your vote.There is malware collecting information that allows people to change votes, he says in this clip. [...]DEMOCRATS WARNED OF THE DANGERIn a <,%20&%20Staple%20Street%20letters.pdf> December 2019 letter to Dominion Voting Systems, Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Ron Wyden, and Amy Klobuchar and congressman Mark Pocan warned about reports of machines "switching votes," "undisclosed vulnerabilities," and "improbable" results that "threaten the integrity of our elections.""In 2018 alone, 'voters in South Carolina [were] reporting machines that switched their votes after they'd inputted them, scanners [were] rejecting paper ballots in Missouri, and busted machines [were] causing long lines in Indiana,'" the letter reads. "In addition, researchers recently uncovered previously undisclosed vulnerabilities in "nearly three dozen backend election systems in 10 states." And, just this year, after the Democratic candidate's electronic tally showed he received 164 votes out of 55,000 cast in a Pennsylvania state judicial election in 2019, the county's Republican chairwoman said, "nothing went right on Election Day. Everything went wrong. That's a problem.""These problems threaten the integrity of our elections and demonstrate the importance of election systems that are strong, durable, and not vulnerable to attack," the letter warned.They added, "Today, three large vendors – Election Systems & Software, Dominion Voting Systems, and Hart InterCivic – collectively provide voting machines and software that facilitate voting for over 90% of all eligible voters in the United States. Private equity firms reportedly own or control each of these vendors, with very limited information available in the public domain about their operations and financial performance."(7) Texas Attorney General: There's a Reason Texas Rejected Dominion Paxton to Newsmax TV: There's a Reason Texas Rejected DominionThursday, 12 November 2020 09:53 PMAs Dominion Voting Systems software comes increasingly under scrutiny in contested presidential elections this cycle, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tells Newsmax TV his state tested the software and rejected it."There is a reason that Texas rejected it," Paxton told "Stinchfield" host Grant Stinchfield. "We didn't do it arbitrarily. We knew that these were unreliable systems. We didn't want to trust them."We didn't want to be in the same situation that some of these other states are in now where we're questioning the results, so we clearly believe that this was a problem."Paxton said Texas tested Dominion software up to three different times, beginning in 2012, each time finding system failures in both hardware and software."We discovered that these systems are subject to different types of unauthorized manipulation and potential fraud," he said.President Donald Trump on Thursday accused Dominion Voting Systems of having "DELETED 2.7 MILLION TRUMP VOTES NATIONWIDE."Trump tweeted a quote he attributed to One America News Network and its chief White House correspondent Chanel Rion as saying: "REPORT: DOMINION DELETED 2.7 MILLION TRUMP VOTES NATIONWIDE. DATA ANALYSIS FINDS 221,000 PENNSYLVANIA VOTES SWITCHED FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP TO BIDEN. 941,000 TRUMP VOTES DELETED. STATES USING DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS SWITCHED 435,000 VOTES FROM TRUMP TO BIDEN."Twitter flagged this post with a note that says, "This claim about election fraud is disputed."However, many, including some lawmakers, have criticized Dominion software for not preventing glitches and other irregularities from occurring in voting machines. Dominion also bought Sequoia Voting Systems in 2010, which raised questions due to accusations that the latter was involved in rigging the 2004 Venezuelan elections.Newsmax's Theodore Bunker contributed to this report.(8) Fake Signatures accepted in Ballot test Vegas Columnist Ran A Test And County Officials Accepted Fake Signatures On 8 Different Ballotsby Victor Joecks via The Las Vegas Review JournalFri, 11/13/2020 - 21:00Clark County election officials accepted my signature on eight ballot return envelopes during the general election. It's more evidence that signature verification is a flawed security measure.For months, election officials have told Nevadans not to worry about ballots piling up in apartment trash cans or sent to wrong addresses."Discarded mail ballots cannot just be picked up and voted by anyone," a fact sheet from the secretary of state's office <>says."All mail ballots must be signed on the ballot return envelope. This signature is used to authenticate the voter and confirm that it was actually the voter and not another person who returned the mail ballot."I wanted to test that claim by simulating what might happen if someone returned ballots that didn't belong to him or her. Plenty of people had this opportunity. Billy Geurin, a 10-year Las Vegas resident, <> found five loose ballots in his apartment mailroom. A reader emailed me a picture of a pile of mail on the side of the road, which included loose ballots. There are <> numerous pictures of similar examples on social media.Nine people participated in this test. I wrote their names in cursive using my normal handwriting. They then copied my version of their name onto their ballot envelope. This two-step process was necessary to ensure no laws were broken.On Monday, I asked Clark County Registrar Joe Gloria about this scenario. If ballots signed by someone else "came through, we would still have the signature match to rely on for identity," he said. Asked if he was confident the safeguard would identify those ballots, he said, "I'm confident that the process has been working throughout this process."He was wrong. Eight of the nine ballots went through. In other words, signature verification had an 89 percent failure rate in catching mismatched signatures.This could explain how a ballot "signed" by Rosemarie Hartle, who died in 2017, made it through signature verification, as reported by 8 News Now. It could explain how Jill Stokke, a longtime Las Vegas resident, was told the signature on her ballot matched, even though <> she said she never received it.County officials aren't working proactively to determine whether unscrupulous actors abused this vulnerability in a widespread fashion. Gloria's office doesn't "have an investigatory team." He said his office catches fraudulent votes "when they're reported to us." So if a criminal doesn't admit he committed voter fraud, Clark County is unlikely to find out about it. Willful ignorance isn't an election security strategy.Leave aside the presidential race. Fewer than 200 votes separate the leading candidates in Senate District 5. In 2018, state Sen. Keith Pickard <> won his race by 24 votes. Even small amounts of fraud can swing results.It's unclear how much voter fraud took place in Nevada. But it's clear signature verification isn't the fail-safe security check elections officials made it out to be.(9) Pennsylvania ordered not to count ballots where the voters needed to prove identification and failed to do so by Nov. 9 Pennsylvania judge ruled in favor of the Trump campaign Thursday. The judge ordered the state not to count ballots where the voters needed to prove identification and failed to do so by Nov. 9.State law said that voters have until six days after the election. This year it was changed to Nov. 9 to cure problems regarding a lack of proof of identification. After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that mail-in ballots could be accepted three days after Election Day, Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar submitted guidance that said proof of identification could be provided until Nov. 12 — six days from the ballot acceptance deadline. That guidance was issued two days before Election Day."[T]he Court concludes that Respondent Kathy Boockvar, in her official capacity as Secretary of the Commonwealth, lacked statutory authority to issue the November 1, 2020, guidance to Respondents County Boards of Elections insofar as that guidance purported to change the deadline … for certain electors to verify proof of identification," Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt said in a <> court order.The report notes that the judge's ruling was in line with the Trump campaign's argument that Boockvar did not have the authority to extend the identification deadline.Leavitt ruled on Thursday that those ballots accepted after the Nov. 9 deadline shall not be counted.