‘Ridiculous’ reports of Dominion Voting Systems ‘flipping votes’ must be ‘put to bed’



The hand recount of election ballots conducted in Georgia revealed there were no problems with the Dominion Voting Systems which were well within the margin of error, Georgia Election Official Gabriele Sterling reported at a press conference.

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Tech expert reveals Ga. voting machines connected to Chinese vendor


Voters cast their ballots at Centreville High School in Clifton, Virginia. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 9:30 AM PT – Friday, January 1, 2021

Just days ahead of the Senate runoff elections in Georgia, a tech expert unveiled key vulnerabilities in the peach state’s voting machines.

During a Thursday livestream, inventor Jovan Pulitzer revealed dominion machines set to be used in the key election seem to be connected to a vendor in China.

This followed Pulitzer’s Wednesday testimony before the Georgia Senate Judiciary subcommittee when he demonstrated his ability to connect a dominion voting machine to the internet. This came despite claims by state election officials that the electronic voting machines do not connect to the web.

“At this very moment at a polling location in the county, not only do we now have access through the devices to the poll pad, the system, but we are in,” Pulitzer stated.

The inventor noted this as a key design flaw which opens up the machines to tampering efforts by malicious actors.

Pulitzer announced he will bring forward two reports on his findings in the coming days.

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Voting machine group demands retractions from rightwing media


Lawyers for the voting machine company at the centre of Donald Trump’s election conspiracy theories have demanded that a string of rightwing news outlets retract claims they have made about the company in recent weeks.

A legal firm working for Dominion Voting Systems has written to Fox News, two other rightwing networks — One America News Network and Newsmax — and the Epoch Times newspaper, insisting they all retract allegations regarding the company’s role in last month’s election.

The lawyers also sent individual letters to some of America’s most well-known conservative presenters, including Rush Limbaugh, the rightwing radio presenter, and three Fox News hosts: Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs and Maria Bartiromo.

The 21 letters, seen by the Financial Times, form part of an aggressive pushback by Dominion, which the president and his allies have accused, without evidence, of being part of a vast conspiracy to steal the election from him and deliver victory to his opponent Joe Biden.

In the letter to Fox News, the lawyers wrote: “We demand that Fox issue a retraction to make clear that there is simply no evidence to support the conspiracy theories that continue to smear the company’s good name.”

John Poulos, Dominion’s chief executive, said on Wednesday that he expected to file legal action against some of the president’s allies in the future.

Mr Poulos told CNN on Thursday: “We did send a letter to several different people that have been spreading lies and defamatory remarks since election day on various different platforms.”

He added: “We fully expect that none of them will be retracting their statements, so it forces our hand to file action.”

Fox News, OANN, Newsmax, the Epoch Times and Mr Limbaugh did not immediately respond to a request to comment.

Dominion’s lawyers have targeted their initial litigation at Sidney Powell, a lawyer who has helped spread accusations that Hugo Chávez, the late Venezuelan leader, was behind a scheme to plant faulty voting machines across the US. Mr Poulos on Thursday called her “the most egregious and prolific purveyor of these lies”.

The company’s lawyers have also written to Pat Cipollone, the White House counsel, and Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, warning them to preserve any documents that could be relevant to a lawsuit.

The White House declined to comment. Neither Ms Powell nor Mr Giuliani responded to a request to do so.

Tom Clare, one of Dominion’s lawyers, told the Daily Beast earlier this week he expected to file “multiple litigation matters” in January.

Smartmatic, another voting machine company that has been the subject of accusations by Trump allies, has also threatened legal action against Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network. The company demanded the channels retract accusations that the company had conspired to fix the election for Mr Biden.

Following that threat, both Fox News and Newsmax aired segments debunking the claims. Fox broadcast an interview in which Eddie Perez, director of the Open Source Election Technology Institute, was questioned about the claims by a voice from off-camera. Mr Perez then explained in detail why the allegations were untrue.

Mr Trump’s claims of a vast election fraud have been rejected by several organisations, including his own government’s cyber security agency, as well as in court. William Barr said just before stepping down as US attorney-general this week that there was no reason to seize voting machines or appoint a special counsel to look into voter fraud.

The president reportedly considered giving Ms Powell a role at the White House to investigate electoral malpractice but is said to have since gone cold on the idea.





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Live Updates: Outside groups converge on Georgia as early voting kicks off for Senate runoff elections


Early voting for the Georgia Senate runoff elections started Monday as outside groups are converging on the state to stump for the four candidates and boost base turnout with Senate control on the line. 

One of the outside groups stepping into the runoffs is the Keep America America Action Fund super PAC, which supported President Trump in the presidential election. It is starting a bus tour on Monday through Georgia in support of incumbent Republican Georgia Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. The tour will make 23 stops in six days and post 48 billboards in the state. 

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    • The race between Perdue and Ossoff is one of two closely watched Georgia races on Jan. 5 that will determine the balance of power in the Senate. 
    • If both Democratic candidates win, it will split the chamber evenly

Meanwhile, NextGen America, the progressive group founded by billionaire Democratic booster and former presidential candidate Tom Steyer, is pushing a remote phone banking effort in support of Democrat challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. 

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Voting underway in sixth phase of DDC polls in J&K


Voter turnout is expected to pick up later in the day, and polling is scheduled to conclude at 2 pm, the officials said.

Polling for the sixth phase of the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir began on a dull note as fog and chilly weather due to snowfall kept most people indoors early on Sunday, officials said.

The polling for 31 DDC seats — 14 in the Kashmir division and 17 in the Jammu division of the Union Territory — began at 7 am but the turnout was less at polling stations in the Valley due to biting cold, they said.

Voter turnout is expected to pick up later in the day, and polling is scheduled to conclude at 2 pm, the officials said.

Nearly 7.5 lakh people are eligible to exercise their franchise at the 2,000 polling stations set up for the sixth of the eight phase elections, which began on November 28.

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Supreme Court Flooded with Filings in Texas Challenge to Voting Procedures



The Supreme Court has been flooded with filings since Texas launched its case against Pennsylvania and three other states on Monday night, increasing the likelihood that the Court will finally hear a challenge to the 2020 presidential election results.

As Breitbart News was first to report, Texas sued Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, arguing that they had made changes to their voting process outside their respective state legislatures, which the Constitution says must control the selection of presidential electors. Texas also argued that there were differences in voting procedures within these states, in violation of the Equal Protection Clause. And it also argued that there were irregularities that resulted from these violations.

In addition to the original filing by the State of Texas, there are other filings, including:

  • A motion to intervene by President Donald Trump
  • An amici curiae (“friends of the court”) brief by Missouri, on behalf of itself and “Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia” in support of Texas’s case
  • An amici curiae brief filed by Carter Phillips and other “Never Trump” Republican opponents of the president, supporting Pennsylvania and the defendant states
  • An amici curiae brief filed by Roy Moore and other “constitutional attorneys” in support of the Texas case.
  • An amicus curiae brief filed by Arizona, urging the Court to act quickly
  • Responses to the Texas filing by each of the defendant states
  • An amici curiae brief filed by the District of Columbia and “States and territories of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington” in support of Pennsylvania and the defendant states
  • A motion by Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Utah to intervene as plaintiffs
  • Two amicus curiae motions by members of the Pennsylvania house and senate, respectively, urging the Court to take the Texas case
  • An amicus curiae motion by the Christian Family Coalition in support of the Texas case
  • An amici curiae brief by the speaker and majority leader of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in support of the Texas case
  • A motion by “state legislators and voters” represented by the Justice Foundation and the Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society, seeking to intervene and join the case as plaintiffs; their complaint was also filed
  • An amici curiae brief by 105 Republican members of the House of Representatives
  • An amici curiae brief by elected officials from four states in support of the Texas case
  • An amicus curiae brief by the City of Detroit in support of Pennsylvania and the defendants
  • An amicus curiae brief by the Justice and Freedom Fund in support of the Texas case

The sheer scale of filings in just three days — including from Democrats and groups on the left — for a case that the Supreme Court has not yet said it will hear may increase the chance that it will do so.

The Pennsylvania filing calls the Texas lawsuit a “seditious abuse of the judicial process,” prompting a shocked response from constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley: “Filing with the Supreme Court is the very antithesis of sedition.”

Pennsylvania’s attorney general, Josh Shapiro, whose name is on the filing, raised eyebrows and prompted calls for his resignation when he declared in advance of Election Day that Trump did not have the votes to win the state.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His newest e-book is Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.





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Georgia county voting tech alleges ‘disturbing’ mishandling of ballots


An election integrity whistleblower in Georgia told “Fox & Friends” Tuesday she filed an affidavit and reached out to the secretary of state after witnessing several irregularities, including mail-in ballots being handled “haphazardly.”

President Trump on Monday doubled down on accusations of voter fraud from the White House.

“If you look at the polls, it was a rigged election,” Trump said. “You look at the different states, the election was totally rigged. It’s a disgrace to our country. It’s like a third world country, these ballots pouring in from everywhere, using machinery that nobody knows … you’ll see a lot of big things happening over the next couple of days.”

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Bridget Thorne, a Fulton County voting technician, detailed the unsecured ballot handling she witnessed firsthand, including a “big concern” when early voting ballots arrived at the State Farm Arena and were not handled securely.

“When they came in from the warehouse, they were haphazardly treated by anybody who wanted to dump the ballots out of the scanner tabulators,” Thorne explained, “and there was no oath administered. There weren’t two people present. People were just dumping them in suitcases and then leaving the suitcases on the floor and taking a break for dinner or just quitting the job.”

She added, “I know how precious a ballot is. It’s someone’s vote and it was very disturbing for me to see that.”

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In addition, Thorne explained she was trained as a poll tech and was hired to come to a warehouse to help election workers.

“The 24 employees that normally work the warehouse were quarantined with COVID so they had Dominion software running the warehouse,” she said, alleging a “disorganized process” that had sample ballots indistinguishable from real ballots and claimed that “anybody would print … whatever ballots you wanted, not only test ballots.”

Thorne said she was concerned about how sample ballots were being handled or discarded, as well as having the ACLU at the site for absentee ballots and having access to the voter database.

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By the end of Tuesday, every state is expected to have made its election results official, awarding 306 electoral votes to President-elect Joe Biden and 232 to President Trump.

Trump’s arguments have gone nowhere, as his campaign’s challenges to Biden victories in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania have been dismissed. A hearing in Wisconsin, another state Trump narrowly lost, is scheduled for later this week.

Fox News’ Evie Fordham and the Associated Press contributed to this report.



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Trump legal team to probe Mich. Dominion voting machines


President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani speaks during a Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee public hearing Wednesday at the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel to discuss 2020 election issues and irregularities. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 3:50 PM PT – Sunday, December 5, 2020

A Michigan judge approved a probe into potential voting machine fraud in the Great Lake State.

The Trump legal team is reviewing Dominion voting machines in Michigan after a state judge issued a decision to allow them to. The order was issued on Friday and it permits forensic photos to be taken from the 22 precinct tabulators in Antrim County.

Melissa Carone, who was working for Dominion Voting Services, speaks in front of the Michigan House Oversight Committee in Lansing, Michigan on December 2, 2020. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, praised the decision and said that allowing the forensic review is a “big win for honest elections.”

On Sunday, Trump campaign attorney Jenna Ellis spoke on the move. She said the team will spend several hours inspecting the machines and gathering data.

Rudy Giuliani, personal lawyer of US President Donald Trump, looks at documents as he appears before the Michigan House Oversight Committee in Lansing, Michigan on December 2, 2020. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

Local authorities confirmed the machines in question are the same as the ones that were used in the presidential election on November 3.

The machines were originally brought into question by a voter who claimed ballots were damaged during a recent recount of a marijuana proposal vote.

A similar examination recently occurred in Georgia as President Trump has raised concerns of widespread voter fraud, which rigged the elections.

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Sidney Powell files lawsuit claiming Iranian, Chinese operatives potentially targeted Dominion Voting Systems


A November 19, 2020 photo shows Sidney Powell speaking during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 2:55 PM PT – Friday, November 27, 2020

Sidney Powell’s lawsuit in Georgia reveals Iran and China appear to have tampered with U.S. elections in order to help Joe Biden.

Powell’s ally, attorney Abigail Frye, said Iranian and Chinese operatives had access to ‘Dominion Voting Systems’ in several key states.

The suit found Iran and China were monitoring and manipulating U.S. elections to get their desired outcome this year. The attorney cited the data provided by the 305th U.S. Military Intelligence Battalion.

Powell’s lawsuit is investigating the connections between Iran and Biden, a relationship that potentially grew during his time as vice president.

Journalist Heshmat Alavi recently shared a thread of reports on Twitter, which showcase the potential relationship between Iran and U.S. politics.

According to reports, a pro-Tehran official allegedly visited the White House 33 times to lobby for Iranian interests with former president Barack Obama.

The tweets also point out recent alliances made at the start of 2020 when Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) hosted a pro-Tehran lobby group.

Powell’s argument sounds very similar to recent reports that came from the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe. In a briefing before the election, Ratcliffe warned of foreign interference.

“We have confirmed that some voter registration information has been obtained by Iran and separately by Russia,” Ratcliffe stated. “This data can be used by foreign actors to attempt to communicate false information to registered voters that they hope will cause confusion and undermine your confidence…in American democracy.”

Ratcliffe also warned of other tactics used in an attempt to push President Trump out of office.

“We have already seen Iran sending spoofed emails designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest and damage President Trump,” Ratcliffe added. “These actions are desperate attempts by desperate adversaries.”

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