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Today, polling stations began to certify the victory of Democrat candidate Joe Biden in last month’s presidential elections. But before this whole process began, a new electoral controversy came to light. In Michigan, specifically in Antrim County, a forensic report determined that “the Dominion voting system is intentionally and deliberately designed with inherent flaws to create systematic fraud and influence election results.”
The situation has had a huge impact. While much of the media has ignored the audit of the forensic report -published after a Michigan judge approved it- there are some outlets such as Detroit Free Press and The Epoch Times that have covered the case and echoed the report.
There was even a tweet from the still president of the United States, Donald Trump: “Wow. This report shows massive fraud. Election changing result!”
But beyond the repercussions within the Trump campaign, or the responses that may be generated from the Democratic side, the analysis in the forensic report is interesting, to say the least.
First, the context
The aforementioned report consists of 23 pages and Circuit Judge, Kevin Elsenheimer, authorized the withdrawal of the injunction that blocked its publication, according to one of The Epoch Time‘s reports.
According to the Detroit Free Press, it was Judge Elsenheimer himself who ordered forensic images of tabulators of the “Dominion Voting Systems” used in Antrim. All this happened “after Antrim County resident William Bailey filed a lawsuit questioning the integrity of the election team, citing errors in the way the county initially reported its unofficial results.”
But even before its publication there was controversy. The plaintiff’s attorney, Matthew DePerno, showed in an interview some of his findings and claimed that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson had lied about the election problems in this Michigan county when she stated that mistakes were caused by “human error” and not by the Dominion system.
This was criticized by state and Antrim County officials who had objected to its publication for not being able to present their counterarguments beforehand, but in the end they dropped their objections and it was made public. According to them, their intention was not to make the preliminary examinations public, but to publish their findings at the same time.
The report was criticized by the Deputy Attorney General of the case, Erik Grill, who called it “inaccurate, incomplete and misleading.”
According to The Epoch Times, Grill himself said that “DePerno distributed the report to outside parties and lawyers in a separate case alerting the U.S. Supreme Court to new evidence presented in the DePerno case. The lawyer denied the prosecutor’s claim pointing out that he did not share the report with another party.”
The authorization for the publication of the forensic report didn’t take long to become effective, as “Allied Security Operations Group” published the document shortly after the order.
Analyses by Russell Ramsland, a former Reagan administration official who worked for NASA and Allied Security Operations Group co-founder, can be found in the document. There are aditional analyses from other members of the group who examined the products of “Dominion Voting Systems” in Antrim County.
What does the forensic report say?
This is clearly is a legal battle within a Michigan county; and it has many previously explained nuances, but the forcefulness of the forensic audit cannot be overlooked. First, some excerpts from Ramsland’s preliminary report claim that “the system intentionally generates a huge number of errors on the ballots. The electronic ballots are transferred for adjudication. Intentional errors lead to massive unsupervised vote allocation without transparency and without an audit trail. This leads to election fraud. Based on our study, we conclude that Dominion Voting Systems should not be used in Michigan. We further conclude that Antrim County results should not have been certified.”
The events explained in the report show some improper behaviors in the Antrim County election process.
For example, Ramsland said that on election night, “Antrim County officials first reported that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden received, out of 12,423 votes, nearly 7,800.
Then, two days later, officials themselves reported that President Trump had won the county with 9,800 votes out of more than 17,000. Then, on November 21st, election officials again updated the figures, this time eliminating about 1,300 votes for Joe Biden.
Ramsland explained that, in the county server’s scrutiny record -that is, the Dominion machines submitted to the forensic report- some 15,676 individual cases were studied. Of that number, 68% had errors recorded.
“These errors resulted in general canvassing errors or in the sending of ballots for adjudication. This high error rate proves that Dominion Voting Systems is defective and does not comply with state or federal election laws,” the forensic report stated.
This episode is yet another controversy for Canadian company Dominion Voting Systems. An investigation by El American, collected several of the scandals that this company brought with it before this presidential election, including the links with the controversial company Smartmatic.
Emmanuel Alejandro Rondón is a journalist at El American specializing in the areas of American politics and media analysis // Emmanuel Alejandro Rondón es periodista de El American especializado en las áreas de política americana y análisis de medios de comunicación.
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