USA 2020 Elections: Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at
Thu May 20 04:12:19 PDT 2021

Voting machines and all voting processes,
work product, intermediates, policies etc
must be opensource. The insane GovCorp policies
that voting in countries, or for any other situation,
must not be subject to total 100% inspection,
hardware, firmware, records, everything...
are outright FRAUDULENT on their face.
These refusals against open supervision, instruction,
and inspection are perhaps even more ridiculous
than the immoral violence inherent in the scam
of "democracy" itself.

“This suggests that the main database for all election related data
for the November 2020 General Election has been removed”

The information that was allegedly deleted from a Maricopa County
election machine has been recovered, an auditor told state lawmakers
on Tuesday.

Ben Cotton, founder of CyFIR, one of four firms working on the 2020
election audit, said at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix that he
discovered a master file table “that clearly indicated that the
database directory was deleted from that server.”

    “Subsequently, I’ve been able to recover all of those deleted
files, and I have access to that data,” he added.

    “I have the information I need from the recovery efforts of the data.”

Maricopa County responded in a tweet on Tuesday:

    “Just want to underscore that AZ Senate’s @ArizonaAudit account
accused Maricopa County of deleting files- which would be a crime-
then a day after our technical letter explained they were just looking
in the wrong place- all of a sudden ‘auditors’ have recovered the

Auditors told Maricopa County officials through the Arizona Senate
earlier this month that they discovered an entire database directory
from an election machine had been deleted.

In addition, the main database for election management software was
not found anywhere on the machine, despite it being referenced as the
location for the database.

    “This suggests that the main database for all election related
data for the November 2020 General Election has been removed,” Arizona
Senate President Karen Fann, a Republican, wrote to Maricopa County’s
Board of Supervisors.

The board later said the allegation was false, accusing auditors of
making a mistake while performing their analysis. The Maricopa County
Elections Department, in a technical analysis, said officials and
subject matter experts reviewed the allegation and found the database
folder in question was not deleted.

Cotton told the state Senate meeting on Tuesday that the firm follows
a strict forensics acquisitions process by removing hard drives from a
machine and performing forensics imaging with “write blocks” that will
prevent any changes to the hard drives before making a copy of the
drive. He said the drives for the operating system were in a “mirror
configuration,” which means that changes anywhere on the operating
system drive would be automatically reflected on both drives.

Fann recently threatened to issue fresh subpoenas to Maricopa County
officials over their refusal to provide routers or router images and
passwords giving auditors administrative control to Dominion Voting
Systems election machines. She later backed down and asked that they
attend the meeting to answer questions. The board on Monday refused to
send anybody.

Asked if subpoenas were back on the table, Fann told The Epoch Times
in an email that the board’s refusal would be discussed at the
meeting. During the meeting, she did not indicate whether she was
considering anew issuing more subpoenas.

Arizona Senate President Karen Fann talks to reporters in Phoenix,
Ariz., on May 26, 2020. (Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo)

The state Senate in late 2020 issued several subpoenas for ballots,
election machines, and other materials to conduct a forensic audit.
The county took the matter to court, arguing the subpoenas were too
broad, but a county judge ruled in favor of the Senate.

Router or router images and election machine access were included in
the original subpoenas.

Cotton expressed confusion about the county’s assertion that providing
even router images could compromise sensitive resident data, telling
senators that the data “should not exist on that router, period.”

He also wondered about public reports by Pro V&V, a machine auditor
that reviewed some of the machines in February, that the county’s
election systems don’t touch the Internet.

    “The extension of that would be that they do not touch the county
network because that’s exposed to the Internet and to say that the
data corresponding to these networks would somehow compromised law
enforcement activity or PII data seems incongruous to the previous
statements,” he added, referring to personally identifiable
information data.

As far as the passwords go, Dominion declined to provide them to
auditors and the county has said it does not have them itself.

Giving over the passwords would amount to releasing “intellectual
property,” Dominion said in a recent statement. The firm said it would
release the passwords only to firms accredited by the U.S. Election
Assistance Commission.

Doug Logan, CEO of Cyber Ninjas, the firm leading the audit for the
Arizona Senate, told senators that the passwords do not give access to
source code. He said there was some miscommunication or
misunderstanding involved.

For now, auditors only have “poll worker access” to the systems with
the passwords they were given, Cotton said. To fully carry out the
audit, they would need access at an administrator or technician level.

    “In the course of communications with the county officials, it was
disclosed to us that the Maricopa County officials apparently do not
have access at the administrative or technician level for their own
tabulating systems. That level of access and those credentials are
maintained in the sole possession of two Dominion employees that are
apparently full time contractors within the Maricopa County
infrastructure,” he said.

    “The biggest challenge there is one, it doesn’t appear that they
have control of their own equipment when it comes to configuring and
preparing for an election and two, they can’t validate that their own
policies and procedures are being carried out without the ability to
validate the configurations of the systems,” he added.

If the passwords are conveyed, auditors estimate it would take less
than two days to gather the data they need.

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