So, then, who is actually running this s***-show?
Well, by accounts, no one actually knows.
To that end, we must accept that at least 60% of Americans, including more than 40% of Democrats, feel that the 2020 election will be rigged. This is a significant number, demonstrating widespread support for both election investigation and change. Most state legislators’ activities are tough to determine, but they aren’t the only ones involved.
Many states have pledged to conduct election audits in 2020. Only a few people have actually done so. The majority of them have merely recounted ballots to show that they passed first-grade math.
There were no enquiries into the origins of the ballots, whether they should have been tabulated, or a variety of other difficulties. The logical conclusion from “Counts matched, audit completed, all is well, most secure election EVAR.” is <redacted; decorum prohibits due to excessive profanity>
Several groups of concerned citizens have recently taken it upon themselves to conduct their own investigations, uncovering several examples of fraud. They’re effective since they don’t involve official activity that could be exploited or hidden.
Local groups such as “TrueTheVote.org” and “DefendingTheRepublic.org” have been organizing efforts to conduct various investigations, such as canvassing. These are committed individuals who are making a real difference by accumulating overwhelming evidence of election fraud that courts and legislatures can’t ignore. They show that many of the people who were meant to protect our elections were at best inept, and at worst, committing fraud.
These citizen initiatives have a good chance of invalidating the 2020 election results by decertifying the results in enough states. Some say that this would result in a constitutional crisis, but many of us believe that one already exists because so many people believe the current administration is unfit.
The secret is that practically anyone can participate in these community-based investigations. They have a low entry barrier and a high rate of return-almost as if we had a lot riding on the findings.
The canvass’ findings have put a lot of pressure on state legislatures to decertify, because if they don’t, they appear to be complicit in the fraud. Wisconsin appears to be on the approach of being decertified, thanks in large part to the activities of ordinary Wisconsin residents.
Most election systems today use a combination of electronic equipment to tabulate votes, aggregate results, and report totals, which is referred to as “machines.” These machines convert paper ballots to electronic forms, collect voter choices from tablet voting units, collect and summarize vote totals, record totals on various storage media and in electronic databases, and eventually deliver results.
Most current election systems rely on a combination of electronic equipment to tabulate votes, aggregate results, and report totals, referred to as “machines.” These devices convert paper ballots to electronic forms, collect voter selections from tablet voting units, collect and summarize vote totals, record totals on various storage media and in electronic databases, and then deliver the results.
From recording fake individual votes to altering with totals, these systems are vulnerable to hacking at every step. This type of manipulation has been discovered on a number of occasions around the country. Claims that the systems are secure are, at best, wishful thinking, and, at worst, dishonesty. Of course, the “integrity” is being reported by the very people that are suspected of diddling the numbers, so…
Some states and jurisdictions have tried to make the systems more secure and dependable. Many certification standards are well-intentioned, yet they are riddled with faults that render them nearly unusable. California, for example, has various problems in its regulations, despite the fact that it should have strong standards and requirements.
According to one rule, no part of an electoral system may be connected to the internet. According to another criterion, equipment must be able to connect to a network, including a wireless network, in order to exchange data.
Another specification specifies that some components be “air-gapped” – a nonsensical word. Because the internet is nothing more than a computer network, any system that can connect to a network can connect to the internet. Virtually all connected devices are vulnerable if any element of a network is compromised. Although a smartphone is “air-gapped,” it is designed to connect to cellular networks and even the internet.
I am a computer goof; please take my word for this. ANY hole in the dike is a hole in the WHOLE dike.
At the current state of the art for electoral systems, the machines cannot be trusted to produce secure and accurate results. While not ideal, the previous system of paper ballots, human tabulation, and personal results reporting is presently the only one that can guarantee the required level of integrity.
Local counties often acquire the machines, which must be approved by the county in most situations. Citizens can voice their displeasure with the use of these systems and ask the county to discontinue utilizing them. Which will be promptly ignored, based on previous behavior.
It may be required to attend a meeting of county supervisors or commissioners and raise concerns, but if enough people do so, the authorities will understand. In many situations, the counties are small enough that many residents will recognize the representatives by name and will be able to speak directly with them about their issues.
California is divided into 58 counties, each with its own board of supervisors. Individual citizens have simple access because the bulk of the counties have low populations. Even if major population centers wanted to keep using the machines, the state would have a difficult time doing so unless a majority of the counties did.
This is yet another activity that may be undertaken locally by individuals and has a huge positive influence. If we continue to use the machines, there is no guarantee that we will ever have an honest election, which includes the next 2022 election.
Individually and collectively, there is much more we can do to retake our country. School board meetings, which are about as close to home as you can go, have benefited from Supermoms. Contact with organizations like True The Vote can open up a whole new universe of opportunities for making a real difference. Voter ID, rigorous signature verification, a stop to mail-in voting, regular meaningful audits, and a raft of additional reforms are all needed.
People who want me to give away my hard-earned shekels (Both of them) to candidates frequently contact me. “We’re losing a lot of money, and if you don’t pay $25 right away, our Republic will be lost!” they generally say.
Too late, I’m afraid.