In a step-by-step video of the state’s ballot adjudication process, Coffee County elections director Misty Martin showed that votes for President Donald Trump could be converted into votes for his Democratic rival Joe Biden or vice versa using the Dominion Voting System, the software used to tabulate votes in Georgia and many other states. Blank ballots could also be counted with the name of any candidate.
“So there’s my blank ballot that I want to adjudicate, and I’m going to vote for Doug Collins … and I just counted that vote,” said Martin, showing how one can fill a ballot after scanning a blank one into the scanner.
Dominion denies ballot manipulation
What’s also worrying is that the ballot adjudication was impossible to monitor from the outside of an election supervisors’ office. In another video, Martin showed that poll observers would not be able to tell what is going on if they stood outside of her office.
But Dominion spokesperson Michael Steel denied that any such ballot manipulation took place as it was “physically impossible” to switch votes. He also said that if there had been an interference, the electronic tally would have been different from the printed ballots.
“[In] every case where we’ve looked at – in Georgia, all across the country – the printed ballot, the gold standard in election security, has matched the electronic tally,” said Steel.
Election anomalies in Georgia
Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and consultant Russ Ramsland presented the videos to a state House committee on Thursday. Besides discussing the weaknesses in Georgia’s voting system, Ramsland also argued that more than 460,000 potentially illegal votes were cast based on data from the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, the Electronic Registration and Information Center and the national change of address database.
While 305,000 of those ballots were from voters who supposedly requested their ballot applications earlier, more than 65,000 ballots appeared to be cast by underage voters and nearly 5,000 were from people registered in other states, according to Ramsland. Biden won Georgia by less than 12,000 votes and the victory was certified after a second recount.
Ramsdale also disputed Dominion’s claims that their machines couldn’t connect to the Internet given that the company’s own instructions indicate that the software asks for network properties. A group of independent cybersecurity experts also found that the larger voting systems in many states had been left online.
A voting system that is on the internet, even momentarily, poses a huge problem as a hacker can change the election results and make it cheat in future elections, according to Andrew Appel, a computer science professor at Princeton University who was not part of the group. (Related: Dominion Voting Systems easily hacked to rig elections.)
Kevin Skoglund, a senior technical advisor for the election security advocacy group National Election Defense Coalition, which conducted the investigation, said that they detected many systems that went online last summer but were only able to identify one company, Election Systems & Software (ES&S).
ES&S later admitted that they sold scanners with wireless modems to at least 11 states, including the swing states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Florida. But the firm maintained that their systems are protected by firewalls and are not on the “public internet.” However, both Skoglund and Appel noted that such firewalls can be breached.
“[It’s] still part of the internet,” said Appel. “There can still be security holes that allow hackers to get into the phone network.”
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