Security Group Says It Audited Dominion Voting Machines, Declares Them a ‘National Security Issue’

A company that carried out a forensic audit of 22 Dominion Voting Systems in a small Michigan County this month, in a report on Monday, suggested that President Donald Trump take steps to ensure U.S. national security via a 2018 executive order on foreign interference after asserting that the Dominion machines are “intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors.”

“We conclude that the Dominion Voting System is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results,” read a report (pdf) from Allied Security Operations Group released on a website belonging Matthew DePerno, a local lawyer representing a plaintiff in a case. “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.”

Earlier in December, the audit of voting machines in Antrim County was ordered by Judge Kevin A. Elsenheimer last week (pdf), pertaining to a marijuana proposal that was on the ballot on Nov. 3, not the presidential election. However, the Antrim County voting machines were flagged for switching 6,000 votes from Trump to Joe Biden, which the Michigan Secretary of State’s office and Antrim County clerk’s office both said was due to human error.

Later in its report, Allied Security Operations, in no uncertain terms, described Dominion’s involvement in the elections as a “national security imperative.” It then made a reference to the 2018 Trump executive order that directs current Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe to conduct an assessment on foreign interference in the U.S. general election up to 45 days after the Nov. 3 election.

“We recommend that an independent group should be empaneled to determine the extent of the adjudication errors throughout the State of Michigan. This is a national security issue,” wrote Allied’s Russell Ramsland, a former GOP candidate in Texas, in the report.

Dominion Voting Systems has not responded to a request for comment. The firm has denied that it can change votes from one candidate to another or that it has any ties to a foreign government.

“All Dominion systems are capable of producing paper records and are 100 percent auditable, with testing, reviews, audits, and recounts subject to oversight and verification by all political parties,” the company says on its website.

Elsewhere in the report, the group asserted that the “results of the Antrim County 2020 election are not certifiable,” adding that it’s the result of “machine and/or software error, not human error.”

“The tabulation log for the forensic examination of the server for Antrim County from December 6, 2020 consists of 15,676 individual events, of which 10,667 or 68.05% of the events were recorded errors,” according to the report. “These errors resulted in overall tabulation errors or ballots being sent to adjudication. [The] high error rates proves the Dominion Voting System is flawed and does not meet state or federal election laws.”

The group also flagged several perceived security flaws in the machines, saying Dominion’s ImageCast Precinct machines “have the ability to be connected to the internet,” adding that “by connecting a network scanner to the ethernet port on the ICP machine and creating Packet Capture logs from the machines we examined show the ability to connect to the network, Application Programming Interface (API) (a data exchange between two different systems) calls and web (http) connections to the Election Management System server.”

Last month, Antrim County Clerk Sheryl Guy, in reference to the reported 6,000-vote switch, said initially that what happened appeared to be a human error in combination with a software glitch.

“The error in reporting unofficial results in Antrim County Michigan was the result of a user error that was quickly identified and corrected,” Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, said days after the election was carried out.

Benson further stated that Antrim County “had to update the software on all of the media drives that are placed in tabulators to ensure tabulators communicate properly with the election management system” after the “software was reprogrammed” on the Dominion machines.

She later added: “Because the county did not update the media drives for the tabulators that did not have changes to races, those tabulators did not communicate properly with the county’s central election management system software when the county combined and reported unofficial results. Every tabulator recorded ballots correctly but the unofficial reports were erroneous.” Benson later said the incident was an “honest mistake.”

The Epoch Times also reached out to Michigan’s Secretary of State’s office about the Allied Security report.

From The Epoch Times