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On the third and final day of the Symposium, I made connections, got answers, and landed an interview.
Is “the big lie” a hoax?
Captain Seth Keshel made this bold claim on day 2:
I determined that there were a minimum of 8 million excess Biden votes nationally…based on population trends [and] registration data.
Keshel’s work seems to be the basis of Mike Lindell’s “Big Lie” numbers, in which he alleges that approximately 200,000 votes for Trump were stolen in South Carolina.
A connection hooked me up and on the third day, I personally met him and requested his methodology and data.
Refreshingly, Keshel wasn’t the least bit threatened by questions and seemed to appreciate a healthy skepticism.
Before he left to catch his flight, we exchanged contact information and made plans to discuss this further.
He mentioned several counties in South Carolina from memory, so I’m very intrigued to see where this conversation leads.
What about that PCAP data?
I had a chance to sit down with one of the cyber guys who has a copy of Lindell’s celebrated PCAP data.
This individual was indeed given terabytes worth of data to analyze, but he and the other cyber experts were surprised that the data was not in the normal format for PCAPs.
Instead, it was in a proprietary binary format, which will require substantial work to decode.
Is the data real, and can it be authenticated?
“It’s too early to say,” he said.
However, he and several cyber experts connected at this Symposium and plan to continue their analysis in the weeks to come.
More on the Dominion machine forensic images
During a Q&A session on the final day, I asked Col. Phil Waldron for more details on this data which was unveiled the previous day.
He gave a direct and detailed answer:
- The specific type of Dominion voting machine that was copied is believed to be the server—the main hub of the voting system that houses the database.
- The individual before/after snapshots were obtained by Mesa County Election Clerk Tina Peters, the whistleblower whose office was raided while en route to speak at the Symposium. One copy was before the raid, and the other one was after the raid.
It was revealed that both copies are in a standard format commonly used by law enforcement for forensic images and that it should be possible to fully document the chain of custody.
Therefore, this data should be admissible in court!
Nevertheless, a full analysis will take weeks to complete, so we won’t really know its full significance for a while.
Andino presided over the switch to “new” machines that use paper “ballots,” which were also manufactured by ES&S.
In the interview, I called for a thorough security audit of the entire South Carolina voting process end-to-end, to discover any weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
If electronic machines are used, they should be built with open hardware and software—no proprietary trade secrets. It’s wrong make the American public throw their votes into an electronic black box and deny them access to the inner workings of that box.
If totally analog paper-only voting is used, we must remember that ballot stuffing and other forms of cheating was commonplace in South Carolina history. “Amish voting” is not a silver bullet, because politics is war, and our elections will always be a target. Morton Blackwell’s #44th law of the public policy process is on point here:
Make the steal more expensive than it’s worth.
I was shocked to discover after the June 2020 election that there is no mandatory reporting to law enforcement of fraudulent attempts to vote twice. In one instance where this was caught in Anderson County, the voter was not reported to law enforcement for attempting to vote twice.
Election fraud laws are meaningless if they are not enforced, and they cannot be enforced if suspected fraud is never reported for investigation.
I’m traveling back to South Carolina this weekend, and look forward to discussing next steps!
Election integrity matters, and we have work to do.