Arizona voting machines (tabulators) analysis and controversies, Hardware software procedures security, Trump lawsuit exposes and questions procedures
“Poll workers struggled to operate the new voting machines in Maricopa County, and improperly pressed and told voters to press a green button to override significant errors,” “The result is that the voting machines disregarded votes cast by voters in person on Election Day in Maricopa County.”…Matt Morgan, Trump 2020 campaign’s general counsel
“Attorney Sidney Powell 42k ballots in Arizona with only Joe Biden selected on ballots”…Maria Bartiroma show
“Arizona’s voter participation rate is 78.6%. Wisconsin’s is over 89%. Somebody is lying.”…Citizen Wells
Beginning November 7, 2020, after Fox News prematurely gave Arizona to Joe Biden, Citizen Wells began examining the voting machines aka tabulators used in AZ.
I am not able to examine the equipment in person, however the state of Arizona has detailed data on the equipment as well as timelines of testing, decision making and implementation.
Initially the mish mash of providers, models and implementation types as well as recent software updates was a concern.
Of course one provider, Dominion, is widely used across the US and has been controversial in this election and in the past.
From the State of Arizona.
2020 Election voting equipment list.
NO CONSISTENCY ACROSS COUNTIES IN HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE!
State certification of Voting Tabulation Equipment.
Agendas and Minutes for Past Meetings
Once again, the mish mash of hardware and software is a concern which could exacerbate the training and meshing of data tabulation state wide.
Procedures are suspect.
All computer systems are designed, built, programmed, implemented and used by humans.
Humans make mistakes.
Like Boeing airplanes falling out of the sky due to software problems which are the direct result of bad management decisions.
The President Trump lawsuit focuses on widespread procedural issues. This may be as simple as improper training. It could also be a defective in design or software.
From the lawsuit:
“17. The overwhelming majority of voting centers in Maricopa County employed electronic tabulation devices in the November 3, 2020 general election. Upon information and belief, the tabulation device model placed in most or all voting centers has never been used in any Maricopa County election prior to 2020. ”
From Matt Morgan, Trump 2020 campaign’s general counsel.
“Poll workers struggled to operate the new voting machines in Maricopa County, and improperly pressed and told voters to press a green button to override significant errors,”
“The result is that the voting machines disregarded votes cast by voters in person on Election Day in Maricopa County.”
From Tucson.Com November 11, 2020.
“Arizona secretary of state rejects GOP lawmaker’s request for tests of voting machines
Senate President Karen Fann is seeking an independent analysis of the testing of Arizona voting machines.
In a letter to Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, the Prescott Republican said she is not claiming there was fraud in the just-completed election.
“But many others are making that claim,” Fann said. And she contends that the outside review will put the “current controversy” to rest.”
““I respectfully decline your request to push aside the work that remains to be done to ensure an orderly completion of this election and instead launch and fund with taxpayer dollars a boundless ‘independent’ evaluation of ‘all data related to the tabulation of votes in the 2020 General Election,”’ Hobbs wrote.”
From National File November 11, 2020.
“Rae Chornenky, the Maricopa County GOP Chair, has been forced to resign following her failure to sign the Certificate of Accuracy for the voting machines.
Maricopa County in Arizona, which contains the state capitol Phoenix, has been at the center of attention following the election, being judged as crucial to President Trump’s chances of winning the state. At the time of writing, Arizona is still counting its votes, and a winner has not been declared by most media organizations, bar Fox and the AP.
A number of allegations of voter irregularities have also arisen in Arizona. However, the Certificate of Accuracy, that should be signed by representatives of both parties, ensuring no fraud can occur, was not signed by any Republican. Maricopa County GOP Chairman Rae Chornenky failed to show up to verify the document, leaving only Democrats and representatives from the Secretary of State to sign it.”
Rumors have floated around about some Dominion modes having built in modems. That alone would not be a concern unless an internet connection is tied in.
Security will be looked at further.
Seth Rich may have used a thumb drive to retrieve and transport DNC data in 2016. That is always a concern whether it is data or software.