GA County Refuses to Certify Three Erroneous Dominion Recounts - Baltimore Post-ExaminerBaltimore Post-Examiner

GA County Refuses to Certify Three Erroneous Dominion Recounts

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ATLANTA – The Election Board of Georgia’s Coffee County has written to Georgia Secretary of State (SOS) Brad Raffensperger telling him they will not certify electronic recounts produced by Georgia’s Dominion Democracy Suite 5.5 voting system. The board made three attempts to recount Georgia’s Presidential election and each time the system produced clearly erroneous results.

The board created a December 10th spreadsheet showing the Dominion system produced 39 new votes for President during a November 30th recount without any change in ballots cast. After the board scanned 185 missing recount ballots into the results the Dominion tabulator found no change in votes for any candidate. A third recount on December 2nd produced the same original results ignoring all 185 added ballots. Dominion technicians were unable to resolve the problem.

In their December 4th letter, the Election Board found the Dominion recount “lacks credibility” because of its “inability to repeatedly duplicate creditable election results”. They added: “No local election board has the ability to reconcile the anomalies…” The scathing letter continued: “Any system…that is not repeatable or dependable should not be used”.

A November 16th memo from State Election Director Chris Harvey told counties to certify Dominion results as long as they included all ballots cast. This allowed Dominion inaccuracies found by hand count audits to be published into certified Georgia election results. For the recount, the board noted: “To demand certification of patently inaccurate results neither serves the objective of the electoral system nor satisfies the legal obligation to certify the electronic recount”.

The board had previously pointed out critical Dominion system security flaws in a November 11th memo to the SOS. They noted that any group of ballots can be rescanned multiple times and explained how a lack of an adjudication audit trail allows election workers to change votes in all ballots of a batch without detection. One board member testified to the Georgia House Committee and the board provided a Senate Committee hearing with two videos showing their Elections Director demonstrating security weaknesses in the Dominion adjudication system. Instead of attempting to resolve the security flaws, the SOS office is now “investigating” the county.

(Below is short video in which the Coffee County GA Elections Director demonstrates how easy it is to change votes using ballot adjudication software.)

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