Forensics Report on Antrim County, MI Voting Machines Claims Fraud; State Disputes

By George Miller

Antrim County, MI discovered a 6,000 vote swing error in the presidential election totals, finally resolved in Trump’s favor. The county and state claimed it was an employee error, asserting that a software update was not performed as required. Well, the plot thickened considerably when Allied Securities Operations Group, LLC (ASOG), which provides security services for testing network vulnerability, was called in to do a forensic audit. Release of this report was blocked, until a judge permitted a redacted release on Monday.

ASOG concluded that the different tabulations yield very different results and that no changes were legally permitted to be made so close to an election- but were, among other things.It concludes that the machines are systemically inaccurate and that the election was fraudulent.

The swings on different dates were significant (see table below):

From: Antrim Michigan Forensics Report 121320

 

You can see an article summary and an actual link to the Antrim Michigan Forensics Report 121320 [PRELIMINARY] on Scribd HERE

Another article in the Epoch Times, revealed that: “A court-sanctioned forensic audit of voting systems in Michigan’s Antrim County determined that crucial security and ballot-adjudication logs were missing from machines by Dominion Voting Systems, the company at the epicenter of the dispute over whether voter fraud occurred during the 2020 general election…. According to the report, both the ballot-adjudication logs and the security logs for the Nov. 3 general election appear to have been removed; logs for prior elections are still present on the machines.” Still another article

The report also accuses the Secretary of State of making false statements and calls out poor audit trails for “adjudicated” ballots, says the tabulation error rate is far too high, resulting in “a staggering number” of ballots that must be adjudicated. It declares the election “uncertifiable” and furthermore, “casts doubt on the integrity of the entire election in Michigan.” It added that the software updates were not the source of the errors, but tabulation errors were systemic before and after the updates.

While these numbers won’t swing the election by themselves, if this problem is systemic in the many counties using this system, then that alone would likely reverse the election in Michigan. Numerous other problems have already been called out in lawsuits, complaints and testimonies. which have been made public but sparsely covered by Big Media.

On Monday December 14, an electoral college vote went to Biden, although it has yet to be approved by Congress. On that day, 7 swing states also had Republican electors vote in favor of Trump and sent to Congress as well. This could result in a sticky situation  if there are any objections to the first vote.

As of 12-14, The National Archives page on the Electoral College informed us that “OFR will post the Electoral College results after Congress counts the electoral votes on January 6, 2021.”

Some say that the election is a lock, now that the Electoral College has voted for Biden. But, if fraud is involved, elections can be overturned, we are told (we are NOT legal experts). But we have seen that officials/judges are very reluctant to overturn state certified elections, let alone those voted on by the Electoral College. It is not unprecedented however, but would be rather controversial. The level of alleged election fraud is the highest we have ever seen. 

Excerpt from Antrim Forensics Report

Added 12-15-20: Michigan election hearing on Antrim

Since both of these articles and the forensics report conclude the Antrim County election was fraudulent, we’ve also included the Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s response, which is just the opposite and strenuously attacks the company and report’s credibility and reputation:

Contact: Ryan Jarvi 517-599-2746
Agency: Attorney General December 14, 2020

LANSING – Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, in an Antrim County court hearing today, did not object to the public release of a report on Dominion software from the partisan organization Allied Security Operations Group (ASOG), in order to demonstrate the “report” is actually another in a long stream of misguided, vague and dubious assertions designed to erode public confidence in the November presidential election.

“Let’s be clear: Michigan’s Nov. 3 general election was the most secure in our state’s history,” said Secretary Benson upon the release of the report. “There continues to be no evidence of widespread fraud, as affirmed by state and federal agencies including Attorney General William Barr, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.  If the Trump campaign had any actual evidence of wrongdoing – or genuine suspicion thereof – they could have requested a hand recount of every ballot in the state.  They did not, instead choosing to allow shadowy organizations claiming expertise to throw around baseless claims of fraud in an effort to mislead American voters and undermine the integrity of the election. Their actions are a corruption of the courts and the rule of law, as the release of today’s report clearly demonstrates.”

A lawsuit filed in 13th Circuit Court, Bailey v Antrim County, seeks to challenge Antrim County’s election results, posing false claims of fraud and accompanied with a report filled with errors and clear bias.

“Oftentimes, a party will hire an expert witness to support the conclusion that the party wants or needs to reach. It’s why we give the other parties in a lawsuit a chance to depose the expert and challenge their qualifications in court,” Attorney General Nessel said. “Anyone can have an opinion, but it doesn’t necessarily mean the opinion is based on fact or science.”

ASOG authored the “preliminary forensic audit,” which was made public by the judge today. The group, however, has no apparent expertise in election administration and technology. Their work is limited to the previous release and amplification of other false information and fake documents. As expected, the plaintiff’s most recent report on Antrim County is similarly critically flawed, filled with dramatic conclusions without any evidence to support them.

Today’s activity comes on the heels of last week’s announcement from the Department of State that the Bureau of Elections is planning the most comprehensive set of election audits in the state’s history. This will include a statewide risk-limiting audit, several local procedural audits, and a zero-margin risk-limiting-audit of all ballots in Antrim County. The latter, which will be conducted on Thursday, Dec. 17, is expected to confirm that votes cast for president were machine-tabulated correctly. A similar statewide risk-limiting audit demonstrated the accuracy of the state’s voting machines following the March 10 presidential primary.

In response to a previously unsigned version of the ASOG report, Michigan Bureau of Elections Director Jonathan Brater made a preliminary declaration under oath for the court. In his statement, Brater said it was apparent to him “… that the report makes a series of unsupported conclusions, ascribes motives of fraud and obfuscation to processes that are easily explained as routine election procedures or error corrections, and suggests without explanation that elements of election software not used in Michigan are somehow responsible for tabulation or reporting.”

There are several legal concerns with the report and testimony submitted in Bailey v Antrim County, including the portions provided by Russell Ramsland, one of the “expert” witnesses in the case.

Detroit Free Press story from Nov. 21 quotes Rudy Giuliani as saying Michigan has “over-votes in numerous precincts of 150%, 200% and 300%.” Giuliani’s source was an affidavit from Ramsland, who is a former Republican congressional candidate.  All 19 of the precincts cited in his affidavit are in Minnesota, not Michigan. Ramsland has also inaccurately stated the voter turnout rate in Detroit, saying it was nearly three times higher than it actually was.

The qualifications of those who authored the report are suspect, with no evidence or credentials provided to back up their “expertise.” Authors in the report also make unverified and unsupported claims that “fraud,” “intentional errors” and “bad faith” decisions made by election officials led them to their conclusions in the report. Moreover, many of their assertions are unsupported by evidence, with some even constituting hearsay and clearly show that the authors lack first-hand knowledge of events.

Michigan Rule of Evidence 702 states that if the court determines that scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise if (1) the testimony is based on sufficient facts or data, (2) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods, and (3) the witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case. That has not happened in this case yet.

Past court rulings have found that the trial court has a fundamental duty to ensure that all expert testimony is reliable (Gilbert v DaimlerChrysler Corp), and that the knowledge of the testimony must be more than “subjective belief or unsupported speculation” (Daubert v Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals). At the conclusion of discovery, the Department of Attorney General will have the opportunity to request that the plaintiff’s report be stricken from use in these proceedings.

The public will be able to view the Department of State’s official audit of the Antrim County presidential election. Details will be announced prior to the audit’s commencement on Thursday, Dec. 17.

Click here to view a copy of Brater’s declaration.

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George Miller is Publisher/Co-Founder of CitizensJournal.us and a “retired” operations management consultant residing in Oxnard.

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