On their face, elections are a fairly simple matter. They are simply the act of counting marks on a piece of paper. Most fifth graders can accomplish that task and in the case of large numbers we might wish to enlist the aid of some junior high schoolers.
Instead we have devised systems that most of our citizens and elected representatives do not understand. You as an elected representative cannot personally guarantee that these systems are safe because you do not fully understand them. You are reliant on computer programmers and integrated technology personnel who almost universally have not had full access to the software themselves.
The claim that our equipment is not connected to the internet is subterfuge at best. We are now using electronic poll books in the county. These poll books communicate electronically and although they likely are not technically on the internet, any electronic communication is able to be hacked.
You will now offer protestations that these systems don’t hold or count our vote and that is true. They do however instantly tell us who from what precincts have voted. Since precincts tend to trend towards a specific party, much can be learned. Additionally many voters are associated with a party through their primary voting history which aids in refining information. How this information can then be used is not fully understood, but it is becoming clear that access to this information in addition to fraudulently registered and “phantom voters” are being used to some nefarious effect.
If you do not believe there are fraudulently registered phantom voters I invite you to look up the registration of Josh Fox. Josh Fox is 27 years old and registered at my home. Now I’ve owned this home for more than 20 years and never met him, so there’s a problem. No Josh is not shown to have ever voted, but his being on the roles at a minimum gives headroom for voter participation numbers and may be useful for much more.
To determine what effect these phantom voters may have and to see how else phantom voters might be used, we need to fully open the systems up and closely examine them.
I expect the Tarrant County Commissioners to call for a full and complete forensic examination of our election system to include but not be limited too: a review of the voter roles with a neighborhood canvass to examine anomalies; a complete examination of the software installed in any piece of voting equipment; A complete examination of all county and precinct router data – yes, something is going through routers or the poll books wouldn’t work and if there is nothing there it's time to prove it; and a detailed forensic examination of the ballots themselves. We unquestionably know there were issues with ballot printing in Tarrant County and as a citizen of this county I expect a full and complete demonstration that these issues were handled properly.
This is just the tip of the ice berg. There is more. Much more, and there are more and more citizens getting involved each day.
I further expect any other elected representative to support an effort to accomplish this audit.
I will leave with a link to an article that gives more detail to the phantom voter I described above, and with this graphic. What is seen in the graphic to quote my non political wife “didn’t happen”.
I recently took one of these positions and I though I’d offer a brief description of how it went. The terms are two years and I think run concurrently with the Congressional races. I am very new to this and have much to learn. This is an elected position, but I must stress that it is not a governmental position. The Republican Party is in essence a club. You must file to run for the position and if it is a contested precinct, you are put on the Republican primary ballot for for that precinct. If it is uncontested, you win by default.
I was placed in the position in the middle of the term. I found a precinct chairman via the Save Tarrant County Telegram page and she nominated me at the executive meeting. They have apparently had times where there were not enough Precinct Chairs in attendance to form a quorum to vote on those nominations. Last month we got about 30 new folks and I was among them. I am now the precinct chair for the remainder of the term and am eligible to attend the Executive committee meetings, vote in those meetings and use the title as I contact my representatives. They apparently understand that these positions can shape their future. I intend to find out.
In Texas we don’t register to vote by party, so we don’t have that method of joining with the GOP. We do affiliate to a party by voting in that parties primary. To vet you as a Republican in this county, they apparently simply check to see if you voted in the last Republican primary. In my case I hadn’t. I just had a bad day that day. I had voted in the last several Republican primaries and that was OK.
I still don’t understand all the ins and outs, but he PC’s elect the local party leadership and are instrumental in the selection of delegates to the state convention. Those delegates at the state convention select the state party leadership and select the delegates to the national convention. The local party apparatus is also responsible for finding people to serve as election judges who in turn recruit the clerks that you see at the polls. I believe that the local party provides any observers as well.
These are among the ways that we can shape policy.
I’m drowning in information this morning and can’t sort some of it out. Here’s some low hanging fruit. Fulton county allowed an examination of their equipment to be done. I’ve told you about there being some good guy counties, but this was a little different. It was done somewhat openly and a report was issued. It was not a “full forensic audit” and there isn’t much talk about how it came to be. They are now facing recriminations for allowing that to happen. If you are confused, this is Fulton county PA not GA. In Ga they are still being recalcitrant.
Because the equipment had it’s images copied the state is telling them they will not certify the equipment for use and they will have to buy or lease new equipment. In other words, the logic and accuracy testing that they do to certify equipment can’t be trusted to tell us if equipment has been maliciously tampered with.
The PDF report is below. I'm putting this together quickly and I haven't read tat report in a while. As I recall, this found nothing nefarious. It pretty much just says we found vulnerabilities but no problems. I thought it indicated that a deeper look would be warranted. Judge for yourself.
This is what can be found from a low resolution scan of the ballots. Imagine what we could do with a high resolution scan. There's a reason they don't want you to have access to the ballots. In fairness, there's a lot of investigation that needs to be done to put this in context, but this gives us lots of reason to do that investigating.
There is a lot of good stuff happening. Evidence - you know - that stuff that there is none of, continues to pour in. In fact I’m having a hard time keeping up with it.
On the other hand there are some set backs too, some of which are to be expected some are a downer. The first one is a downer. The GA senate election case that was a very good one was dismissed on Monday. The reason is that the Warnock and the other Senator that “won” had not been served with the papers, so the judge applied the doctrine of latches somehow. So now it looks like if you can avoid service long enough, you can make your opponents lawsuit go away. That’s easier to do when you can hide behind a Capitol police force. Good to know. Favrito has filed a request for immediate access to the ballots in Fulton County. That may be just the mail in ballots, but that’s where the action is. There is new stuff coming out of GA all the time. That place is a mess, as is MI and PA. Much worse than AZ which is bad on it’s own
In PA State Senator Doug Mastriano,issued a request for the election machines, ballots and other election information from 5 counties in his state for the purposes of an audit. As the head of one of their committees, he’s apparently authorized to do that. The SoS immediately sent out guidance for the counties to refuse to do so and among other things threatened that they would have their equipment decertified and the state would not provide funds for replacement. Two of the counties, and they are red counties at that, have stated that they will not comply. Some of this may be wanting additional cover. Many people think that if a subpoena were issued it would provide that cover and they would comply, but there are issues in at least one of their responses that is bothersome. Their agreement with the equipment company precludes them from allowing outside examination of that equipment. They do not have the right to examine the things they use to certify your vote and our elections. How’s that for nonsense. This is not over and the subpoena may be coming soon. PA is vitally important with its 20 electoral votes.
In MI it looks like there are 5 counties that have or might do the “preventative maintenance”despite DePerno’s cease and desist order. Also DePerno has announced that he’s running for SoS there. I think he would be good at that, and particularly there, but I hate to think it might distract him from this fight.
We are making progress because we are keeping the pressure up. This link will help demonstrate that.