by Wendi Strauch Mahoney
The 75-page civil lawsuit filed on Nov. 26 by lawyer Sidney Powell in Michigan, on the heels of her similar suit in Georgia on the same day, alleges what seems to be incontrovertible evidence of cyber fraud writ large, as well as the standard “unlawful counting, or manufacturing, of hundreds of thousands of illegal, ineligible, duplicate or purely fictitious ballots in the State of Michigan.” Powell’s investigation is independent from the Trump campaign. She has created a website for her 501c4 Defending the Republic to help fund her election fraud investigation on behalf of the American people.
Oh yes, but we will prevail.#Patriots are united like never before to shine the light of Truth across our land.@realDonaldTrump @DanScavino @LLinWood @KrakenWood #Georgia election fraud is being exposed
Who benefitted from the hurry-up #Dominion contract in #GA? https://t.co/rFzBbsb7q4
— Sidney Powell ????????⭐⭐⭐ (@SidneyPowell1) November 30, 2020
A fair election ensures there is equal protection among the electorate—in other words, one person/one vote. The extraordinary number of mail-in ballots and the electronic means of processing and tabulating votes added exponential risk of fraud in the 2020 election. Affidavits from multiple expert witnesses and dozens of affidavits from citizen witnesses support evidence that the alleged fraud in the 2020 election occurred not only in Wayne County and the city of Detroit but throughout the state of Michigan at the direction of election officials there.
Cyber election fraud
Similar to what was documented in the Georgia lawsuit, Dominion Voting Systems (DVS) and its software SmartMatic (which became Sequoia in the United States), also played a significant role in the fraud alleged in Michigan. Multiple experts testified under penalty of perjury, detailing the ways that the software systematically adapted the ploy of “old-fashioned ballot stuffing” to virtual ballot stuffing, then amplified and rendered the cheating “virtually invisible.” The fraud was allegedly carried out by local election officials and foreign actors including Iran and China.
Notably, the Michigan complaint says that Dominion was “awarded a $25 million, 10-year contract (to a Dominion project team led by Kelly Garrett, former Deputy Director of the Michigan Democrat Party). Then certifying Dominion software, Michigan officials disregarded all the concerns that caused Dominion software to be rejected by the Texas Board of Elections in 2018 after being deemed vulnerable to undetected and non-auditable manipulation.” (See Ramsland.)
A serious read of the declarations of the several experts involved in reviewing the election machines and their capabilities makes it difficult to refute the claims of fraud. Cybersecurity expert Russ Ramsland from Allied Security Operations Group (ASOG), which investigated the 2018 Dallas, Texas election, concluded that Dominion machines should not be used to certify an election there. A second expert was an electronic intelligence analyst under the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion who became a Dominion voting machines whistleblower in the 2006 Venezuelan election. He said that votes were switched to ensure a win by Chavez in that election. His identity has been redacted in the suit. Navid Keshavarz-Niaa was also a brilliant cybersecurity expert and electronic engineer, whose credentials include bonafides from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The team associated with Matt Braynard (former Data Chief and Strategist for Trump for President who works for the Voter Integrity Project) provided data for Michigan as well as the Georgia case. The evidence found by these experts purported “statistical anomalies and mathematical impossibilities” that appear to have shifted the election results from President Trump to Joe Biden.
On the cyber side of the equation, the allegations are, in summary, that “the scheme and artifice to defraud was for the purpose of illegally and fraudulently manipulating the vote count to manufacture an election.” The Dominion voting machines are allegedly designed in some measure to rig elections. The suit says that votes can be dropped and dragged from one candidate to another in large numbers by way of USB drives. In addition, the systems do not provide protected audit logs nor does the design of the Dominion software “permit a simple audit to reveal its misallocation, redistribution, or deletion of votes.”
So extensive are the vulnerabilities in the machines and software that Ramsland concluded: “Dominion alone is responsible for the injection or fabrication, of 289,866 illegal votes in Michigan, that must be disregarded.” He said that nearly 385,000 votes were injected by four precincts/townships on Nov. 4, 2020, stating in his affidavit that it is a “physical impossibility” to process that many ballots in the reported time period. He said that “resulted in the counting of nearly 290,000 more ballots processed than available capacity.” It should also be noted that the number is not inclusive of the other alleged “standard” election anomalies that have been reported.
The redacted Dominion whistleblower lays out detailed schemata showing foreign interference by Iran and China in his declaration. He shows detailed evidence of server addresses from those countries in the internet host data of Dominion and Edison Research, whose primary job it is to report the tabulation of the count of the ballot information as received from the tabulation software. He also shows evidence of the indivisible.org network showing a subdomain which reveals “the existence of Scorecard software in use as part of the Indivisible (formerly ACORN) political group for Obama.” As referenced in an UncoverDC article over the weekend regarding Powell’s civil lawsuit in Georgia, this expert whistleblower witnessed the development of Dominion Voting Systems (DVS) and its software in the months before the 2006 Venezuelan election of Chavez. His affidavit states that the system was designed to change votes clandestinely and was used to change massive numbers of votes in 2006 as well as the election in 2020.
Much has been made in recent weeks about the existence of The Hammer and Scorecard tools. The affidavit signed by Keshavarz-Nia, however, seems to confirm both their existence and use in the altering of elections abroad and, now, in the United States. He has studied the systems extensively since their inception in 2003. The existence of Scorecard and Hammer were confirmed by the United States Intelligence Community(USIC) in a WikiLeaks release. They were also independently confirmed by Lt. General Thomas McInerney (USAF, retired), Kurt Wiebe, former NSA and whistleblower, Dennis Montgomery (CIA) who helped invent the Hammer. Keshavarz-Nia confirms that “the Hammer and Scorecard capabilities are tradecrafts used by the US intelligence analysts to conduct Man in the Middle attacks(MitM) on foreign voting systems, including DVS and Democracy Suite and Systems and Software (ES&S) voting machines without leaving an electronic footprint.”
According to Keshavarz-Nia, the DVS Democracy Suite Election Management System (EMS) “consists of a set of applications that perform pre-voting and post-voting activities.” He also confirms that the systems allow a “nefarious operator to perform sensitive functions via its built-in covert backdoor” and “it can also be used to conduct illicit activities such as shifting votes, deleting votes, or adding votes in real-time . . . without leaving a trace,” despite DVS’ consistent denial of those capabilities.
While Keshavarz-Nia was not granted access to examine the machines in 2020, he has investigated a number of leads related to this year’s election including but not limited to:
- “Network communication reports that show DVS data being transferred to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses registered to Scytl in Barcelona, Spain. The results showed that Scytl maintained its SOE (standard operating environment) Software servers in a Barcelona data center for disaster recovery and backup purposes. In 2020, the SOE Software data center was moved to Frankfurt, Germany where I believe 2020 election data was transferred.”
- He highlighted a hacker convention where the above-mentioned systems were purposefully hacked in 2019.
- He notes the theft of a laptop computer and several USB memory cards containing the cryptographic key to access DVS systems that were stolen in Philadelphia before the 2020 election, and believes that USB memory cards were used to facilitate administrative access to the backdoor to disrupt polling operations and impact ballot counting across MI, GA, PA, AZ and WI.
- He “conducted detailed analysis of the NY Times data sets and have discovered significant anomalies are caused by fraudulent manipulation of the results.”
Keshavarz-Nia concluded with “high confidence” that “the election 2020 data were altered in all battleground states resulting in hundreds of thousands of votes that were cast for President Trump to be transferred to Vice President Biden. These alterations were the result of systemic and widespread exploitable vulnerabilities in DVS, Scytl/SOE Software and Smartmatic systems that enabled operators to achieve the desired results. In my view, the evidence is overwhelming and incontrovertible.” His summary in the lawsuit shows multiple means and methods of cyber election fraud. (pp. 5-9)
Firsthand witness accounts of fraud by election officials
Witnesses in multiple counties, including Wayne County and Detroit, submitted dozens of signed affidavits alleging multiple forms of fraud and “tens of thousands of voting irregularities.” Allegations were divided into “three broad areas of illegal conduct by election workers in collaboration with other employee state, county and/or city employees and Democratic poll watchers and activists.”
- the facilitation and cover-up of fraud and counting of illegal, fraudulent or ineligible voters and associated behaviors.
- the illegal forging of, adding, removing or otherwise altering information on ballots, the Qualified Voter File (QVF) and Other Voting Records.
- “the additional categories of violations of the Michigan Election Code to enable them to accept and count other illegal, ineligible or duplicate ballots, or reject Trump or Republican ballots.”
The categories above specifically refer to allegations like:
- The denial of meaningful access to certified Republican poll watchers/challengers;
- harassment, intimidation and/or removal of poll watchers who questioned procedures;
- Unlawful coaching of voters to vote for Biden or straight Democrat ticket;
- Fraudulently adding “tens of thousands” of ballots or new voters to files, assigning random names and a date of 1/1/1900 in multiple instances;
- Adding votes to “undervote ballots” and removing votes from “Over-Votes”;
- Permitting illegal double voting by persons that had voted by absentee ballot and in person;
- Counting ineligible ballots – and in many cases – multiple times;
- Counting spoiled ballots, ballots without signatures, or without attempting to match signatures, and ballots without postmarks, pursuant to direct instructions from election officials;
- Systematic violations of ballot secrecy requirements;
- Accepting and counting ballots from deceased people;
- Dominion Voting Systems were connected to the internet when they should not have been. When asked why, election officials denied they were online.
Some the suggested remedies requested for the Michigan election were the following:
- Request to de-certify the results of the election for the Office of the President;
- Alternatively, certification of the election in favor of Donald J. Trump;
- Alternatively, prohibit inclusion of any ballots that were not signature matched, were separated from privacy envelope, include information that reveals the elector’s identity, political affiliation, or candidate preference, any ballots tabulated that did not comply with Michigan Code, any ballots that were delivered in-person by third parties for non-disabled voters.
- An order that no votes received or tabulated by machines that were not certified as required by federal and state law be counted.
The lawsuit also requested, among other things that the voting machines and software be immediately impounded for expert investigation by Plaintiffs as well as forensic audit. Also ordered was a full manual recount or statistically valid sampling that properly verifies the signatures on absentee ballot envelopes and that invalidates the certified results if the recount or sampling analysis shows a sufficient number of ineligible absentee ballots were counted.
The Michigan and Georgia lawsuits are federal cases. They currently reside in the U.S. District Court. The next step, if denied, would be for the Michigan lawsuit to go to the U.S. Circuit Court. From there, it could go to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Wendi Strauch Mahoney attended Georgetown University majoring in Italian and Arabic. After two years in the swamp, she left to go back to her roots in the Midwest—earning a B.S. degree in English and Special Ed at the University of Michigan where she met her husband of 39 years. She later completed a Masters in Counseling and is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist. She has traveled extensively and has lived abroad several times both during her childhood years in Europe and most recently, with her husband and five children in Singapore. Psychology, politics, culture, travel and a profound love for reading and writing are interests she enjoys outside of her family.