Thursday, March 3, 2022

Remember: There Is No Evidence of Fraud in the 2020 Election

 Office of the Special Counsel Second Interim Investigative Report On the Apparatus & Procedures of the Wisconsin Elections System Delivered to the Wisconsin State Assembly on March 1, 2022

Despite this cover-up, or perhaps because of it, the OSC can still reach certain conclusions about the integrity of election administration in the State of Wisconsin, and we can still make baseline recommendations. While we cannot, for example, recommend certain server protocols because we have been unable to obtain government records detailing precisely what the numerous electronic systems entail (Wisconsin uses numerous machine and system vendors) or precisely how the existing systems were used in 2020, we do have information relating to how confusing and opaque the system is. It is beyond doubt that no single governmental person or entity in the State of Wisconsin has a handle on these systems—that is a damning indictment on its own. Elections systems must be readily understandable by voters and newly elected county clerks—confusing systems harm voter confidence and tend to facilitate fraud....

This Report has another purpose: to catalog the numerous questionable and unlawful actions of various actors in the 2020 election. Some unlawful conduct and irregularities outlined in this Report include:

1. Election officials’ use of absentee ballot drop boxes in violation of Wis. Stat. § 6.87(4)(b)1 and § 6.855;

2. The Center for Tech and Civic Life’s $8,800,000 Zuckerberg Plan Grants being run in the Cities of Milwaukee, Madison, Racine, 8 Kenosha and Green Bay constituting Election Bribery Under Wis. Stat. § 12.11;

3. WEC’s failing to maintain a sufficiently accurate WisVote voter database, as determined by the Legislative Audit Bureau;

4. The Cities of Milwaukee, Madison, Racine, Kenosha and Green Bay engaging private companies in election administration in unprecedented ways, including tolerating unauthorized users and unauthorized uses of WisVote private voter data under Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) policies, such as sharing voter data for free that would have cost the public $12,500;

5. As the Racine County Sheriff’s Office has concluded, WEC unlawfully directed the municipal clerks not to send out the legally required special voting deputies to nursing homes, resulting in many nursing homes’ registered residents voting at 100% rates and many ineligible residents voting, despite a guardianship order or incapacity;

6. Unlawful voting by wards-under-guardianship left unchecked by Wisconsin election officials, where WEC failed to record that information in the State’s WisVote voter database, despite its availability through the circuit courts—all in violation of the federal Help America Vote Act.

7. WEC’s failure to record non-citizens in the WisVote voter database, thereby permitting non-citizens to vote, even though Wisconsin law requires citizenship to vote—all in violation of the Help America Vote Act. Unlawful voting by non-citizens left unchecked by Wisconsin election officials, with WEC failing to record that information in the State’s WisVote voter database; and 8. Wisconsin election officials’ and WEC’s violation of Federal and Wisconsin Equal Protection Clauses by failing to treat all voters the same in the same election.   ...

The OSC launched a major investigation into nursing home abuse. Attorneys and investigators were dispatched to multiple nursing homes across the State. They identified and met with multiple residents who voted, despite the fact they were clearly incapable of voting and/ or not legally permitted to vote because of a guardianship order. The OSC representatives made detailed notes and videos of these residents for evidentiary purposes....

The OSC consulted with multiple computer security experts regarding voting machines. Two major machine manufacturers were identified in Wisconsin, Dominion Voting and ESS. The OSC viewed extensive reporting about the integrity of the machines. The OSC learned that some Dominion machines are extremely vulnerable to hacking and manipulation. These specific machines can be manipulated to alter actual votes cast— either surreptitiously or by the machine technicians. The Special Counsel reviewed extensive reporting of a Dominion machine failure event in another State. The OSC was able to identify, through the reports of experts, that the failed machine recorded two anonymous and unauthorized access events from its VPN. This means, contrary to what Dominion has publicly stated, that at least some machines had access to the internet on election night. Shortly after the unauthorized access was recorded, the machine failed and was reset, wiping all voting history and forcing that election administrator to rely on unverifiable paper printouts from the failed machine. ESS machines were equally problematic. The central problem is that several of the machines are made with a 4G wireless modem installed, enabling them to connect to the internet through a Wi-Fi hotspot. One municipality under investigation in Wisconsin by the OSC admitted that these machines had these modems and were connected to the internet on election night. The reason given was to “transmit data” about votes to the county clerks.  

It gets wilder:

The OSC also sought information about the machines in Wisconsin used on election night from the clerks. The clerks either did not possess the data sought by the OSC or refused to provide it, with Green Bay and Madison insinuating that providing secure voting machine data to the OSC would somehow compromise election integrity. In other words, these cities claim that it is impossible to verify the integrity of the voting machines because doing that would jeopardize the integrity of both the machines and future elections. The Special Counsel intends to resolve this issue as the investigation moves forward.  

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