What the Trump team is claiming
Posted: 2020-11-22 07:59:23    (see more from www.ocregister.com)

President Trump’s legal team held a press briefing on Thursday and said they can prove there was election fraud in multiple states involving more than enough ballots to reverse the election results.

“We have more than double the number needed to overturn the election in terms of provable, illegal ballots,” Trump campaign attorney Rudy Giuliani said, citing sworn affidavits from witnesses in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada and Arizona.

Giuliani and attorney Sidney Powell described a massive scheme to alter vote counts using Smartmatic software, which is run on Dominion Voting Systems used in dozens of states, as well as old-fashioned ballot-box stuffing with fraudulent vote-by-mail ballots.

It is true, and publicly documented, that Dominion Voting Systems technology was denied certification for use in Texas elections after an extensive review. “The examiner reports identified multiple hardware and software issues,” the Secretary of State’s Office wrote in a Jan. 24 statement explaining the rejection of Dominion’s Democracy Suite 5.5-A system, including “concerns” about whether it is “safe from fraudulent or unauthorized manipulation.”

And it is true that right here in California, security vulnerabilities in Smartmatic software were publicly documented as part of the Secretary of State’s conditional certification of the voting technology now in use in Los Angeles County. L.A. built its own proprietary system and uses Smartmatic software to run it.

The reports of tests on L.A.’s “Voting Systems for All People,” or VSAP, technology are available on the secretary of state’s website. The California Certification Software Test Report for VSAP Tally 2.1 — the software that counts the votes — concludes with this: “Potential vulnerabilities were identified.”

And the report includes this response from Smartmatic:

“Developer Response: Smartmatic staff has investigated this list of potential software security vulnerabilities. We find that most of these relate to Internet connected systems. Some could be exploited by trusted insiders, even without the system being inadvertently or maliciously attached to the Internet. We note that many are not easy to exploit or would not give an attacker meaningful access or capabilities that would allow undetectable manipulation or results or denial of service. A malicious trusted insider would likely attempt other avenues by which to subvert the voting system.”

One documented avenue: A “trusted insider” could use an “infected USB flash drive” to load malicious software into back-office servers and workstations.

It is fully documented and beyond dispute that Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic software have security vulnerabilities that would enable tampering with the vote tally in an election.

Powell said she will prove in court that there was a two-step scheme to tamper with the vote tally electronically and then to further affect the count by introducing a flood of unauthorized or manufactured mail ballots into tally centers. She said she will prove in court that Smartmatic software was used to switch votes from Trump to Biden and to “inject” additional votes for Biden. She said she can prove that questionable ballots for Biden were delivered and tallied out of sight of observers in the middle of the night, that stacks of ballots were run through scanners multiple times, and that some precincts had voter turnout of up to 350 percent.

If true, it’s very serious.

In addition to the allegations about tampering with the vote tally, there are constitutional issues pending before the Supreme Court which could affect the certification of the vote in Pennsylvania and other states. The Constitution gives state legislatures the power to determine the “manner” of state elections for federal offices. In Pennsylvania, the legislature’s deadline for the arrival of absentee ballots was Nov. 3, but the executive and judicial branches of the state government extended the deadline by three days.

Following an emergency appeal, Justice Samuel Alito ordered Pennsylvania to keep separate all the ballots that arrived after Nov. 3 so that a remedy would be available if they were found to be invalid.

Powell said she has sworn affidavits from election workers who say they were instructed to backdate ballots that arrived on Nov. 4, 5 and 6 so they would appear to have arrived on November 3, evading the court’s order to separate them.

Giuliani said he can prove that Trump won Pennsylvania by 30,000 votes if only lawful votes are counted. He said he can also prove that Trump won Wisconsin, where the state’s strict procedures regarding mail-in votes require voters to apply for absentee ballots. Giuliani said 100,000 absentee ballots just in Milwaukee and Madison were counted even though there is no record that anyone applied for them.