A forensic audit of Michigan’s Antrim County’s general election voting machines was made public Monday by Circuit Judge Kevin Elsenheimer, a former Republican lawmaker. The audit was conducted by Allied Security Operations Group, out of Dallas, Texas and was done “to test the integrity of the Dominion Voting System in how it performed in Antrim County, Michigan for the 2020 election,” the audit stated.
According to the report Russell James Ramsland, Jr., a resident of Dallas County, Texas, who holds an MBA from Harvard University, and a political science degree from Duke University, led the audit in Antrim County with his company.
Ramsland, who has worked with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), among other organizations, alleges in the report that the failures are so egregious that a full investigation by Director of National Intelligence is warranted.
The audit was conducted on the controversial Dominion Voting Machine system that was used in 28 states during the general election on November, 3. According to Ramsland’s company’s report, “Dominion voting system is a Canadian owned company with global subsidiaries. It is owned by Staple Street Capital which is in turn owned by UBS Securities LLC, of which 3 out of their 7 board members are Chinese nationals. The Dominion software is licensed from Smartmatic which is a Venezuelan owned and controlled company. Dominion Server locations have been determined to be in Serbia, Canada, the US, Spain and Germany. ”
The forensic report said the security company is still investigating and that “research is ongoing” but “based on the preliminary results, we conclude that the errors are so significant that they call into question the integrity and legitimacy of the results in the Antrim County 2020 election to the point that the results are not certifiable,” the forensic report states. “Because the same machines and software are used in 48 other counties in Michigan, this casts doubt on the integrity of the entire election in the state of Michigan.”
Moreover, the audit stated that it is DNI John Ratcliffe’s responsibility as well. It noted that President Obama signed Executive Order on National Critical Infrastructure on 6 January 2017, stating in Section 1. Cybersecurity of Federal Networks, “The Executive Branch operates its information technology (IT) on behalf of the American people. The President will hold heads of executive departments and agencies (agency heads) accountable for managing cybersecurity risk to their enterprises. In addition, because risk management decisions made by agency heads can affect the risk to the executive branch as a whole, and to national security, it is also the policy of the United States to manage cybersecurity risk as an executive branch enterprise.”
The audit also concluded that based on the findings related to the nation’s national security that under President Trump’s July, 2018 Executive Order, which strengthened President Obama’s prior Executive Order to include requirements to ensure the integrity of the US election systems, and that “its people were not manipulated by foreign meddling, either through electronic or systemic manipulation, social media, or physical changes made in hardware, software, or supporting systems.”
Ramsland’s security company suggested in the audit that there is enough evidence in their findings to have the Michigan State Legislature decertify the election results.
The audit says that “the Dominion Voting System is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results.”
For example, the auditors state that the roughly 6,000 votes that were originally taken from President Donald Trump, in the Republican county, and attributed to Joe Biden, were not due to simple mistakes but actually occurred because “of machine error built into the voting software designed to create error.”
The security team that conducted the audit also alleges that Dominion Voting System machines “classifies ballots into two categories, 1) normal ballots and 2) adjudicated ballots.”
They say the distinction is significant because the ballots, which are “sent to adjudication can be altered by administrators, and adjudication files can be moved between different Results Tally and Reporting (RTR) terminals with no audit trail of which administrator actually adjudicates (i.e. votes) the ballot batch.”
Allied Security Operations Group said that because of this, the voting machines “demonstrated a significant and fatal error in security and election integrity because it provides no meaningful observation of the adjudication process or audit trail of which administrator actually adjudicated the ballots.”