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NIGHTMARE WORSENS FOR HOBBS AND CO-DEFENDANTS - OVERWHELMING MASS OF EVIDENCE OF VOTING MACHINE FAILURES ENTERED IN LAKE VS. HOBBS LAWSUIT

A flood of declarations  from renowned computer and cyber security experts proving voting machine breaches, vulnerabilities, and manipulation entered into an official district court filing. Odds likely turned against Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in preliminary injunction case.

 

 

[Phoenix Arizona, June 9, 2022] – Lawyers representing Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, Pima, and Maricopa County Board of Supervisors filed motions to dismiss in the Lake vs. Hobbs case.  However, the case took an unexpected twist when renowned civil rights lawyer Alan Derschowitz, Kurt Olsen, and Andrew Parker representing plaintiffs Arizona Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and Arizona Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem entered sworn declarations  from some of the nation’s top cyber security and computer experts.  The expert declarations attacked all angles of  electronic voting system issues many of which were known problems prior to the 2020 elections.  Given the fact that this evidence has been discovered during intense, long-term investigations; the depth and breadth of understanding of what happened as a result of using faulty electronic voting equipment in past elections is astonishing.   According to the expert declarations, current voting systems are still compromised, can never be fixed, and are positioned to repeat the same problems in upcoming elections. The merits of the plaintiff’s case is now in a class of its own.

 

The declarations statements covered a range of topics including including:  

        Supply chain attacks because the vast majority of electronic voting equipment is made and assembled in China.

        Software, and hardware security failures including evidence of backdoor access and log file deletion.

        Definitive evidence that ballots in Maricopa and Pima County were artificially processed through the tabulators, resulting in vote manipulation. 

 

The damning declarations mark a turning point in the legal fight against election fraud and the role of electronic voting systems in election manipulation.  Hobbs, the Pima and Maricopa Board of Supervisors, elected officials across the U.S., and the media have continuously tried to discredit and deflect the mounting proof that electronic voting machines are being used to control election outcomes.  The communictions strategy of flooding the media with coordinated talking points; “there is no proof” and “2020 was the safest and most secure election in history” are now changing.  Talking points have moved to blaming “machine glitches” and “operator error”.  This shift is a signal that the false narrative is crumbling.  Now there’s a clear admission there are electronic voting system failures.

 

The plaintiff’s case is strengthened by the recently released report from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).  The CISA report reveals the U.S. Government officially admitted to a wide range of security vulnerabilities with Dominion electronic voting systems used in sixteen states, including Arizona.  These faulty machines were still “certified” by EAC testing labs (Election Assistance Commission).  In fact, a testing lab, Pro V&V was not properly accredited by the EAC from 2017 into 2021, however the lab was used in multiple states to verify and certify electronic voting equipment for use, during and after 2020 elections eventhough there were known security vulnerabilities.  It’s no surprise that a computer science expert involved in other litigation discovered nine critical security failures that can be used “to steal votes” that the certification companies missed.  Advocates for election integrity chalked-up a major win with the report’s release.  Elected officials and the mainstream media that have repeating the trope that U.S. elections are “safe and secure” were notably silent on the CISA report. 

 

The timing of the CISA report’s release is a hotly debated topic.  Many wondered why CISA did an about-face and admitted to the election system security failures.  The answer rests on the expectation that “The Halderman Report” will be released next week.  It is an extensive report prepared by professor J. Alex Halderman a University of Michigan computer systems expert which the court had sealed from public view.  His report purportedly details numerous security failures with the Dominion electronic voting systems that he examined over three months.  It now appears the CISA report’s release is an attempt to get ahead of the expected scandal, oversight, and subsequent investigations.

 

Analysis of the highlights found in the expert declarations show at best a pattern of incompetence, collusion, gross negligence and what looks to be a coordinated cover-up.  Examples include:

 

Gross Negligence of log file management, preservation, and security:  Log files are the most critical records to protect and manage in any computer system.  These files are the key to understanding everything about a computer system including who accessed the machine, what actions took place, when, if malware is installed, and how etc.  

      Analysis: The fact that log files were systematically deleted is the smoking gun in terms of covering up interference and breaching the normal operations of a computer system. 

 

Security mismanagement:  Lack of monitoring voting equipment network(s), processes, and baseline activity.  By not properly monitoring the fundamental infrastructure of the electronic voting equipment, it is impossible to know if, when, how, and who has breached the voting machine infrastructure. 

      Analysis: Col. (UASF Ret.) Shawn Smith’s declaration details how nation-state level hackers numbering in the hundreds of thousands of government trained individuals exist to penetrate U.S. critical infrastructure – U.S. voting systems included. 

      Fact:  Nearly all electronic voting system equipment is made or assembled in China, and a few other countries outside the United States.

      Fact: that in 2021 up to 91% of U.S. companies suffered supply chain attacks.  All attacks were on computers, electronics, embedded systems, and software.  Attacks include planting malware in computers during the manufacturing process which goes undetected and is exploited at anytime from anywhere.

      Analysis:  A lack of supply chain security is a well-known and long-standing problem.  The fact that critical infrastructure – U.S. voting equipment is manufactured overseas with no security or oversight guarantees all voting equipment has not, and cannot ever be properly secured against cyber-attacks, breaches, and hacking.

 

Vote Manipulation.  Dr. Walter Daugherty Senior Lecturer Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M with 37 years’ experience explains that through his analysis of cast voter records (CVRs) he identified algorithms running in the electronic voting systems during the 2020 elections.  The algorithms are shown by the managed the ratio of votes between candidates ensuring a desired final outcome.

      Fact: The election results were manipulated.

      Analysis:  Ultimately every voter was disenfranchised who cast their ballot in Arizona.  The will of the voters was not reflected in the 2020 election.

 

Mismanagement of voting equipment access: shared user names, passwords and credentials.  CISA recommends that passwords for any computer equipment (electronic voting systems are computers) be changed every 90 days. 

·       Fact: In Maricopa County, passwords hadn’t been changed for 19 months. 

·       Fact: Since the installation of Dominion voting systems in Maricopa County, no new user accounts had been created.

·       Analysis: This means that there was no accountability or ability to track, monitor or secure who was accessing any voting equipment at any given time.  This gross negligence in basic computer equipment management eliminates the ability to trace who was authorized to access equipment and ultimately who is responsible for interference with voting equipment.

 

There is no date set for when the judge will rule on the motion to for a preliminary injunction in the Lake vs. Hobbs case.  It is anticipated that further evidence supporting the plaintiffs’ case will be submitted as it becomes available.  In the meantime, disenfranchised Arizona voters are left waiting on the answer to whether their upcoming elections will be held on faulty and compromised electronic voting equipment.

 

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