I’m no magician but I know a couple of great ones, including my broker, who is famous in both professions (welcome to LA), but I doubt even my friend Stan can pull off the sort of trick I saw taking place at, oh, 2:00 in the morning of November 4th as I was watching the live feeds from Michigan and Pennsylvania roll in.
I’m pretty good at counting votes before and after an election. Did it for Presidents and Prime Ministers, Senators and Governors as a pollster and strategist, so watching returns, doing the splits, figuring out the precincts that come in favorably for your guy or girl versus the ones that don’t, all come second nature to me. Mostly because I’ve been doing it for forty years, and when I’m not counting votes, I’m counting cards ( that’s another article). So when you see – in the middle of the night – a “dump” of votes of about 28,000 come in for one candidate, Joe Biden, and NOT one single offsetting vote for Trump, then it raises more than just my eyebrow.
I understand voting pattern infusions and realize there are hardworking, honest people trying to tally up huge numbers of votes from large states under enormous pressure of time. What I don’t understand is when huge batches of votes — tens of thousands at a time— come in ALL for one candidate, without ANY compensating votes for the other.
This sort of imbalance – and that’s an understatement – defies the laws of Mathematics, Statistics, Gravity and Jimmy the Greek. In fact, for an occurrence like this to have taken effect, a statistician put those odds at about one millionth of one percent. You have better prospect of finding a unicorn in your garage tomorrow morning.
When you see vote totals streaming into a registrar’s office, they are usually variegated, (ie. 628 for Candidate Smith versus 327 for Candidate Jones). In my experience, I have never seen a segregated infusion like this ever. And I’ve run elections in the Balkans and Eastern Europe, and observed them in even sketchier places. Never seen it happen. Ever.
So what does this lead me to believe?
From my perspective, there must be a massive software back door hack. Don’t take my word for it – just look up Diebold Voting Systems and all the controversy surrounding the glitches and security failures raised by members of both political parties.
In 2009, California Democratic Secretary of State Debra Bowen, decertified Diebold’s GEMS version, 1.18.19 after the Humboldt County Election Transparency Project discovered that GEMS had silently dropped 197 ballots from its tallying score fin a single precinct in Eureka, California.
There are more egregious examples of backdoor break ins, memory card attacks conducted by independent security consultants, that give me ample evidence of proof that these systems are hardly bulletproof and and vulnerable to a hack.
Did this happen?
My late father always told me that the truth “will out.” I believed him then as I do today. By the way, Diebold voting systems division was acquired by Dominion Voting Systems, which is at the eye of this current voting hurricane scandal. What our friends from both parties need to do pronto, is a complete forensic audit of these systems, for these machines and the nefarious actors behind them may have warped the integrity of this election, and surely have shaken the voters’ confidence in our democratic republic.
For Without faith in the integrity of our vote, we won’t have a Democratic Republic for much longer.
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