In an “Antrim Michigan Forensics Report” dated Dec. 13, the personnel of Allied Security Operations Group — a team of defense, military, Secret Service and intelligence professionals, led in part by an academic from Harvard with expertise in business and technology — found this: the Dominion Voting System in place in Antrim County, Michigan, for the 2020 election hardly passed the smell test. It recorded a 68% error rate. Oops.
In fact, the system was found to be “intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results.”
Here’s how: “The system intentionally generates an enormously high number of ballot errors. The electronic ballots are then transferred for adjudication. The intentional errors lead to bulk adjudication of ballots with no oversight, no transparency, and no audit trail. This leads to voter or election fraud,” the report stated.
The report authors say Antrim County votes should not have been certified.
The report authors said they “observed an error rate of 68.05%” with ballot counts — a “significant and fatal error in security and election integrity” that far surpasses the “allowable election error rate” of 0.0008%, or one-in-250,000 ballots, that’s been established by the Federal Election Commission.
What’s interesting, too, is that state and county officials didn’t want to release information on Antrim County’s voting equipment for analysts’ review.
A judge had to order its release.
From the Detroit Free Press: “Judge Kevin Elsenheimer of the 13th Circuit Court had ordered ‘forensic imaging’ of the Dominion Voting Systems voting tabulators and related software after Antrim County resident William Bailey filed a lawsuit that challenged the integrity of the election equipment, citing errors in how the county initially reported its unofficial results.”
Come on, now. Why the need to go to court to obtain access to data and information that should already be transparent and public?
After all, as the saying goes, if there’s nothing to hide, why hide?
This latest forensics’ report probably won’t help Trump maintain his White House seat for another four years. And it’s not even certain that it should; after all, this is one county, one small county. It can’t be logically argued that the forensic findings of a 68% error rate in this one county automatically apply to all counties where the same voting software was used.
But it does raise red flags.
It does make the questions persist.
And once again, America’s back where America started with all this election challenge and curious late-election-night vote flipping: wondering if America’s election systems are honest.
Wondering if the next election will bring more of the same election questions and concerns about “errors.”
Banana republic, hear thy roar.
• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter, @ckchumley. Listen to her podcast “Bold and Blunt” by clicking HERE. And never miss her column; subscribe to her newsletter by clicking HERE.