County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher, who insisted a computer glitch rather than human error was to blame for the fiasco, claimed vindication after Dominion Voting Systems released its statement.
Wellington and 15 other municipalities held elections on March 13. In Wellington, the ballot was set up with the mayor’s race first, the Seat 1 council race second and the Seat 4 council race third.
Unbeknownst to elections officials, the vote totals for the mayor’s race ended up being reported and later certified as the results of the Seat 1 race. The Seat 1 vote totals were certified as the Seat 4 results and the Seat 4 vote totals were certified as the mayoral results.
The problem wasn’t discovered until six days after the election, during a routine audit. The audit found no similar problems in the 15 other cities that held elections.
The fact that the audit is conducted after winners are certified is a requirement of state law. Bucher said her office “will be working with the state to ask for the necessary law changes.”
Wellington Seat 1 candidate Shauna Hostetler and Seat 4 candidate Al Paglia were originally certified to the state as winners, but the post-election audit totals show John Greene and incumbent Matt Willhite got more votes.
Fromm the Dominion rep:
“The incorrect reporting of vote totals which occurred in the Wellington election was caused by a mismatch between the software which generates the paper ballots and the central tally system,” Singh’s statement says.
“This synchronization difficulty is a shortcoming of the version of software currently being used in Palm Beach County and that shortcoming has been addressed in a subsequent version of the software. These enhancements help to prevent such an anomaly from occurring in the future. Dominion is in the process of providing this newer version to Palm Beach County.”
Now, when I say it's a problem, I don't mean to suggest Trump somehow won the election, because he didn't. And I don't mean to suggest that there was a wide-ranging nefarious plan in place to steal the election for Biden, because there wasn't. This is actually an old story, from 2012. But the fact is, the system in place--a Dominion system--mis-tabulated votes. The company admitted this was the case.
I know almost nothing about voting machine software, but it seems to me that this sort of error--at a software level--should be next to impossible. Indeed, it should be the most important consideration that went into the programming. I mean, it's almost analogous to a calculator that gets some of its additions wrong.
It seems to me that there has to be uniformity, with regard voting, especially for national races. And voting systems with suspect software need to be tossed.*
* Btw, does anyone remember the Diebold conspiracy theories from 2000 to 2005, or so? Of course then it was people on the Left promulgating the bullshit, now it's all people on the Right.
In Canada, everyone votes exactly the same way in all provinces, using the same type of ballot that is counted in the exact same way.
Pity that the US can't get all of their states on the same page. But noooooo every state just hasss to do shit their own way. Issues would be much easier to identity and correct if there was uniformity in the way people vote.
I know, right? Show up to your polling location, show your ID, get the same sort of ballot no matter where you are, vote, have it counted. Or, request a mail-in/absentee ballot, get it in the mail, sign it, vote, send it in before election day, have it counted.
I know, I know, that's all crazy talk and such a system would disenfranchise probably millions of people who somehow exist without any IDs and are incapable of mailing things in until the day after they're due.
Some of it is total bs, but it does list a number of complaints about voting machines--including those from Dominion--from the Left, from bogus numbers, to vote switching, to hacking susceptibility (all from prior elections where Dems lost, of course).
If both sides could be honest for a moment, maybe they could agree that this election was not stolen (and Biden won), but there are some serious issues to address with how we as a nation vote, that we can't really trust results in uber-close races right not (meaning ones decided by a handful of votes) because of varying standards for voting and because of untrustworthy software.
A recount in Georgia’s presidential race found more than 2,600 ballots in Floyd County that hadn’t originally been tallied, likely helping President Donald Trump reduce his 14,000-vote deficit to Joe Biden.
Trump could gain nearly 800 net votes from the discovered ballots. There were 1,643 new votes for Trump and 865 for Biden.
The problem occurred because county election officials didn’t upload votes from a memory card in an ballot scanning machine, said Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting system manager.
He called it “an amazing blunder” and said the county’s elections director should resign.
Forget who the "new" votes benefit, this is just unacceptable imo. It should never happen.
I feel like I pick on D'Souza a lot, but I just can't help it sometimes. I mean, what exactly is it about Guiliani that inspires so much confidence in people? Was it the Four Seasons Total Landscaping thing? The Borat scene? The dripping hair dye? The fact that most of the lawsuits filed so far have been successful?
OK, I made that last one up, but seriously, I don't get it. The guy is a total fool, but apparently he's gonna overcome the odds, just like the Spartans, who actually lost, but whatever.
Last Edit: Nov 21, 2020 19:54:13 GMT -5 by michaelw