Cracking Dominion’s source code – A national security threat since 2003


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(Natural News) With the Georgia runoff election in full swing, this article will show why the ballot results should be ash-canned even before the final tallies are in — both Georgia and Pennsylvania adhere to the federal standard for elections and because Dominion uses modems, the election provider itself is not certifiable.

(Article by George Eliason republished from CreativeDestructionMedia.com)

Pennsylvania state certification requires that voting systems be evaluated by a federally recognized independent testing authority, or voting system test laboratory (VSTL), and certified by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) according to federal voting system standards.

Once you add that modem, you are de-certifying it,” Kevin Skoglund, senior technical advisor at the National Election Defense Coalition said. “It is no longer federally certified. And I don’t know that all these jurisdictions are aware of that because ES&S is advertising otherwise. The three largest voting manufacturing companies — Election Systems &Software, Dominion Voting Systems and Hart InterCivic — have acknowledged they all put modems in some of their tabulators and scanners.”-NBC

What you’re going to find is the current Dominion and ES&S voting systems were designed over 22 years ago to allow and promote every type of voter fraud imaginable and the same two conspirators have been safeguarding and selling these broken systems the entire time.

From 1997 to 2003 Bob Urosevich and Barry Herron developed the art of electronic vote manipulation to such a degree; you didn’t need to hack the system to change the election results. Below is the chain of custody for the software and source code that made this possible.

The key takeaway is simple. Although what’s described below is from Diebold Election Systems, Dominion bought Diebold and this system for use. This the backbone of Dominion Voting Systems today and it gives a clear line of sight into the otherwise opaque world of election fraud in 2020.

In 2003, a research journalist named Bev Harris opened up the world of Diebold Election Systems. When Dominion Voting Systems got off the ground and became a player it was because of the purchase of Diebold properties including systems, source code, and software.

What she found was Diebold had a ‘no-login needed’ website that was a detailed manual of how to hack the election systems Diebold was servicing across the US. If you didn’t like the election tallies, it was a simple matter of replacing the file with one that reflected the results you wanted on this FTP site.

According to Harris, the site was set up for election workers and technicians and included hardware and software specifications, election results files, the vote-counting program itself, and “replacement files” for Diebold’s GEMS vote-counting system and for the Windows software underlying the system.

The contents of these files amounted to a virtual handbook for vote-tampering: They contained diagrams of remote communications setups, passwords, encryption keys, source code, user manuals, testing protocols, and simulators, as well as files loaded with votes and voting machine software.

Diebold Elections Systems AccuVote systems use software called “GEMS,” and this system is used in 37 states. The voting system works like this:

Voters vote at the precinct, running their ballot through an optical scan, or entering their vote on a touch screen.

After the polls close, poll workers transmit the votes that have been accumulated to the county office. They do this by modem.

At the county office, there is a “host computer” with a program on it called GEMS. GEMS receives the incoming votes and stores them in a vote ledger. But in the files we examined, which were created by Diebold employees and/or county officials, we learned that the Diebold program used another set of books with a copy of what is in vote ledger 1. And at the same time, it made yet a third vote ledger with another copy.

Apparently, the Elections Supervisor never sees these three sets of books. All she sees is the reports she can run: Election summary (totals, county wide) or a detail report (totals for each precinct). She has no way of knowing that her GEMS program is using multiple sets of books, because the GEMS interface draws its data from an Access database, which is hidden. And here is what is quite odd: On the programs we tested, the Election summary (totals, county wide) come from the vote ledger 2 instead of vote ledger 1, and ledger 2 can be altered so it may or may not match ledger 1.

Now, think of it like this: You want the report to add up only the actual votes. But, unbeknownst to the election supervisor, votes can be added and subtracted from vote ledger 2. Official reports come from vote ledger 2, which has been disengaged from vote ledger 1. If one asks for a detailed report for some precincts, though, the report comes from vote ledger 1. Therefore, if you keep the correct votes in vote ledger 1, a spot check of detailed precincts (even if you compare voter-verified paper ballots) will always be correct.”

Auditing

Again from Bev Harris provided all this information on a share-as-widely-as-possible basis. The audit trail is what is supposed to guarantee election security. Harris went to the same Diebold/Dominion website and downloaded a GEMS (General Election Management System) audit report.

“Note that a user by the name of “Evildoer” was added. Evildoer performed various functions, including running reports to check his vote-rigging work, but only some of his activities showed up on the audit log.

It was a simple matter to eliminate Evildoer. First, we opened the election database in Access, where we opened the audit table: Then, we deleted all the references to Evildoer and, because we noticed that the audit log never noticed when the admin closed the GEMS program before, we tidily added an entry for that.

Access encourages those who create audit logs to use auto-numbering so that every logged entry has an uneditable log number. Then, if one deletes audit entries, a gap in the numbering sequence will appear. However, we found that this feature was disabled, allowing us to write in our own log numbers. We were able to add and delete from the audit without leaving a trace. Going back into GEMS, we ran another audit log to see if Evildoer had been purged:

As you can see, the audit log appears pristine.

In fact, when using Access to adjust the vote tallies we found that tampering never made it to the audit log at all.” – Bev Harris

An election (after the fact) using the real files on the real system was changed for research purposes with no elaborate hacking necessary.

The Dominion software and source code was originally developed by a company called Premier Election Solutions. The founder was Bob Urosevich.

•         In 1997 Global Election Systems acquired Premier. The company representatives were Bob Urosevich and Barry Herron

•          In 2001, Diebold purchased Global. The company representatives were Bob Urosevich and Barry Herron.

•          In 2009, Diebold Sells U.S. Elections Systems Business to ES&S. The company representatives were Bob Urosevich and Barry Herron

•         In September 2009, ES&S acquired Premier, without any objections from the DOJ. But in March 2010, the DOJ forced ES&S to “sell” Premier’s assets to Dominion. ES&S was also forced to license to Dominion some of its software for free.

•         Dominion announced the acquisition of the Diebold (formerly Premier) products on May 19, 2010

•         Dominion Voting Systems purchased the primary assets of Premier, including all intellectual property, software, firmware, and hardware for Premier’s current and legacy optical scan, central scan, and touch screen voting systems, and all versions of the GEMS election management system from ES&S.

•         Barry Herron is the Southeast regional sales manager for Dominion Voting Systems as well as being their lobbyist.

•         Barry Herron is Director of sales for INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AND TOTALIZATOR, INC.

•         Barry Herron is the sales manager for Unisyn Voting.  Unisyn, an HK registered company wholly owned by UNISYN VOTING SOLUTIONS (A DIVISION OF INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AND TOTALIZATOR, INC) a division of Berjaya Lottery Management (h.k.) Ltd, a division of Yong Hong Group Co., Ltd., referred to Wing Hung Kai Group ( English: Wing Hung Kee Holdings Limited’s, HKEx except when licensing 0288.HK), founded in 1971, formerly known as Wing Hung Kai Properties Limited referred to as Wing-hong Kee Property ( English: Wing Hung Kee Investment Company, Limited ). Listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1973. In 1994, the Malaysian consortium Berjaya Group ( Berjaya Group ) acquisition, changed its name to succeed Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited.

Unisyn is a wholly-owned private corporation headquartered in Malaysia but registered in Hong Kong, China.

INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AND TOTALIZATOR, INC is the world’s largest manufacturer of voting machine equipment.

Does Unisyn manufacture Dominion Voting Solution machines? I don’t have the answer to that but Unisyn’s Barry Herron is Dominion’s lobbyist for GA.

Along with Bob Urosevich’s ES&S, Unisyn is also one of the voting systems companies certifying the 2020 US election was the safest in history.

How important is this information? If attorneys Rudy Guliani and Sydney Powell don’t have this information yet, it will be vital in court to show the voting machine source code and system was known to be threats to national security in its previous use.

Throughout the rest of this article, I’ll be referring to “background” The Case of the Diebold FTP Site Part of the Voting and Elections web pages by Douglas W. Jones Head of THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Department of Computer Science. The reference will be (DWJ). His study which refers to The Johns Hopkins Study On Voting Systems (Hopkins) as well as the SAIC (Science Applications International Corp). These three reports led to the decertification of the previous iteration of Dominion’s source code and software in various states and Dr. Jones has testified before Congress on these specific issues.

I’ll also be referring to the NBC article (NBC), ‘Online and vulnerable’: Experts find nearly three dozen U.S. voting systems connected to internet which shows the problems the same voter software and source code used by Global Elections over 20 years ago is why Dominion Voting Systems/Diebold and ES&S/Diebold are still a national security threat today the same way they were labeled as such 17 years ago.

Lastly, How New Voting Machines Could Hack Our Democracy Jennifer Cohn for the New York Review of Books (NYRB) shows the updated methodology combined with Dominion’s source code makes election fraud easy. Comparing this to the Hopkins study or the paper by (DWG) it’s clear the level of threat election security is facing today.

At every waypoint in the election cycle from certification, planning, voting, absentee and mail-in votes, county reporting on the GEMS (General Election Management Systems), this system provides the means to monitor and change votes in real-time and even during the ballot reporting at the county level.

Throughout its history, whenever Diebold/Dominion’s source code, software, and method were inspected, it was moved under a new corporate logo.

How secure are the 2020 elections?

Cracking Dominion’s Source Code - A National Security Threat Since 2003

Using Modems for federal elections decertifies voting machines.

The state of Michigan is currently grappling with this issue. Since the 2016 election, Michigan authorized $82 million dollars to upgrade its election systems. Some of that money was spent on tabulators with wireless modems. But now, some state officials worry that the machines may pose a security risk and are pushing to have the modems removed.(NBC)

Some of the companies, agencies, groups, and people certifying the 2020 election as the safest in history represent a who’s who of people to investigate for 2020 election fraud. If one voting system company is looked at under a microscope, more of them will fall soon thereafter.

For Georgia, this means the broken Diebold system Herron replaced with new Dominion machines is the same made to be hacked system Georgia already had with a few new add-ons.

LAN and hard lines

Because hacking into the systems is easy they way Diebold/Dominion set it up, according to (DWG)’s report even the use of LAN and hard lines pose a significant security problem.

Allegation #53 (p. 16):

“Physical access to the voting results may not even be necessary to acquire the voting records if they are transmitted across the Internet.”

Diebold Response:

… Results are not transmitted over the Internet.

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