June 3, ATLANTA — The nation’s leading cybersecurity agency released a final version Friday of an advisory it previously sent state officials on voting machine vulnerabilities in Georgia and other states that voting integrity activists say weakens a security recommendation on using barcodes to tally votes.
The advisory put out by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, or CISA, has to do with vulnerabilities identified in Dominion Voting Systems’ ImageCast X touchscreen voting machines, which produce a paper ballot or record votes electronically. The agency said that although the vulnerabilities should be quickly mitigated, the agency “has no evidence that these vulnerabilities have been exploited in any elections.”
Well, on May 24. DeKalb County held a County commissioner election and the results were as following:
Marshall Orson came in first, Lauren Alexander came in second and Michelle Long Spears came in third. Since no candidate had a majority of the votes, there would be a runoff between the first and second. Michelle Long Spears thought she was more popular than that, so she decided to look how many votes she received in her own precinct. The result were startling. Zero votes. Not only had her husband not voted for her, she hat not even voted for herself! So she demanded and was granted a manual recount. The result of the recount was even more startling.
This time the order was reversed, Michelle Long Spears came in first, Lauren Alexander came in second, and Marshall Owens, the original winner was eliminated from the runoff. And the hand vote count showed 2,810 more votes!
In Dominion speak this is called a minor computer glitch. See the results from Antrim County, Michigan, here.
This calls for a manual recount wherever voting machines were used in the 2020 election, and all primary elections!
The CISA Halderman report is due next week. Stay tuned.