A fraud analyst has found a curious phenomenon he calls the “Dominion Effect.” It’s a 3 percent shift in votes from Republican to Democrat in counties that use Dominion machines.
Ben Turner is a former actuary who has made a living developing fraud detection algorithms. He compared the presidential election results in about 3,000 counties from the 2008 and 2020 elections. He found that the use of Dominion Voting Systems is associated with a 1.55 percent decrease in the Republican vote and the same amount of increase in the Democrat vote.
“There are some significant people in our society, Sidney Powell and Lin Wood who are saying there’s something wrong going on there. I can test the theory by simply doing what I’ve done in what I’ve put online. And that seems to say that they are on to something,” said Turner.
Turner calls the 2 to 3 percentage point switch the “Dominion Effect.” He says if there is actually such a phenomenon, it could have affected this close election. Turner’s analysis shows the margins in Georgia and Arizona are close enough for the vote switching to have flipped the state.
He says if the “Dominion Effect” is real, it’s not hard to believe the effect would be greater in swing states. It could have swung Wisconsin and Nevada into Biden’s column, putting the electoral college in his favor. Turner calls for Republicans to be allowed to audit the machines in four states.
“We need to audit these machines. We need to do some sort of forensic audit. We need to do it now. We need to do it in a transparent way that reasonable people will say, okay, you did audit the machines,” said Turner.
About 650 more counties used Dominion Voting Systems in 2020 than in 2016. The Democrat candidate got about 2.5 percent more votes in those counties this election—which Turner says is statistically significant. He controlled for factors like county population and various demographics.
“The ‘Dominion Effect’ seems, appears to be independent of these various demographic variables that we have attempted to control for,” said Turner.
Turner says his findings aren’t enough to win a court case on their own—but he says if this was a suspected insurance fraud case, the results would warrant a probe.