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Many of the municipalities in Dunn County have purchased new Dominion Image-Case Voting (ICE) machines. Using an ICE machine, each voter fills out a paper ballot which is scanned into the tabulator part of the voting machine. The poll workers do not count the paper ballots because the ICE tabulator counts the votes.
Memory cards are used to program these machines – so that the machine can count the filled-in ovals that correspond to the vote for a particular candidate. These memory cards can be programmed to work right during the pre-election test but revert to an algorithm after the test.
So the big question is – who is programming these cards? According to Dr. Andrew Apel (Princeton University), “Whoever programs the computer, decides what election results are reported by the computer program inside the voting machine and who wins the election.”
The other problem is the fact that these machines have plug-in modems which communicate with the server by sending the vote tallies to the server and then the server is supposed to send back a confirmation message. Hackers could intercept the tallies and send a message back confirming the totals; only to change the votes going to the official office (center) that is tallying the count. Vote tallies are also possibly vulnerable to manipulation when these modems are connecter to the internet.
If you would like to view the ICE Training Video, go to www.dominionvoting.com/training/ice-movie_3/index.html.
So we need to establish “check and balance procedures.” My suggestion is that for those voting machines that don’t automatically sort the paper ballots into boxes for each candidate (so that the poll workers can easily counted the votes for each candidate at the end of the day), that the poll workers should hand count one race. Next compare these totals to what the voting machine totals are. If they are the same, send the votes on by through the server.
Second “check and balance” procedure would be for one person to be responsible to double check that the totals that come from your polling place, is accurately reported at the county and state level.
For those people who have not heard of any voter fraud, you should research Antrim County Michigan where the hand count found over 7,000 votes were flipped from Trump to Biden in at least 9 townships. Just this last week there was a news article reporting that a hand recount in Rockingham District 7 NH House Race in Windham, New Hampshire found that the Dominion voting machines had shorted every Republican by roughly 300 votes. When 300 votes is flipped from one candidate to the other, the other surges 600 counts ahead.
The other thing to watch is the results to the Maricopa Arizona 2020 election audits which just recently started. It sounds like there is going to be two different audits.
I also heard that some other northern WI counties are getting these machines. Just think if all the municipalities in WI used the same voting machine, how easy it would be to manipulate the algorithms in one program that would control all the voting machines in the whole state. Just proves that we need to have “check and balance” procedures in place to guarantee voter integrity in our future elections.
Sounds like this process started back in 2019 in our area. Last spring a representative from Command Center (St. Cloud company – an Election Management Co.) gave a presentation to the Dunn County branch of the Association of Towns, about the Dominion Voting machines, the costs and discounts for buying in bulk.