By Sarah Ibanez
New Hampshire’s voting machines known as the AccuVote OS are owned by Dominion Voting Systems. Dominion is a foreign corporation domiciled in Canada which partners with software systems capable of flipping votes.
To the average voter, the protocol standards and identification norms in New Hampshire seem secure, streamlined, and efficient. The ballots are clear and concise enough, and it’s nice that the hand-fed tabulator accepts your ballot irrespective of direction and side. But what happens when your vote disappears into that eager slot?
According to verifiedvoting.org, “The AccuVote OS is a hand-fed optical scanner and tabulator that processes hand-marked paper ballots. After scanning and tabulating ballots, the Accuvote OS automatically drops counted ballots into one of two compartments depending on ballot selection criteria specified by the election management software. It is then configured to communicate with GEMS over a serial or modern connection.”
GEMS Application Software is a Microsoft-based software that automatically generates vote tally files that receive totals needed to produce and distribute accumulated election results. In New Hampshire, LHS has provided computer support and maintenance for our (three-decades-old) voting machines, pairing them with GEM software.
Based in Salem, NH, LHS Associates services 750 localities throughout New England and New York and touts its use of the GEMS Application Software. Its website also notes that “the Accuvote OS Tabulator accurately processes ballots at precincts on election day and transmits its result to a host computer at Election Central.”
As if Dominion Voting Systems was not a big enough red flag, a deeper dive into GEM unearths some disturbing capabilities that can only be described as “not human.”
Bev Harris, the renowned writer and founder of Black Box Voting, has been investigating election transparency and computerized voting since 2002. She wrote a compelling piece entitled “Fraction Magic” in which she reports that software analytics performed on GEMS clearly demonstrate that “a fractional vote feature is embedded in each GEMS application which can be used to invisibly, yet radically, alter election outcomes by pre-setting desired vote percentages to redistribute votes.”
It’s called Fractionalizing. It removes the principle of “one person, one vote” by starting with a preset or assigned percentage for each candidate. It then devalues or overvalues each vote using decimals to mathematically arrive at the pre-determined outcome. The source code instructs the system to treat votes as decimal values instead of whole numbers in order to achieve the set percentages for candidates.
Bennie Smith, application developer and political strategist co-authored the report and was the first to “analyze and discover anomalies and extraordinarily high-risk tampering mechanisms within the GEMS coding. Smith used his database expertise and political science acumen to uncover the sophisticated and extremely stealth coding, which involves applying precinct demographics, voting methods, counting methods, vote counts, and batching methods”.
The results and capabilities are a labyrinth of complex mathematical and statistical engineering that so completely convert votes to a meticulously concocted system of decimalizing, fracturing, weighting, rounding, and remnant clean-up as to annihilate the originally cast ballots. Any fractional vote remnants are further rounded using three or more decimals.
Though complex, the most sinister component of the scheme might be the “weighting.” Smith further contends that the software is capable of utilizing the fractionalized votes to “weight races.” He reported that by using the bar codes on the ballots, the system can assign value to each vote thereby removing the equivalence of every person’s vote.
“Weighted voting systems are voting systems based on the idea that not all voters should have the same amount of influence over the outcome of an election. Instead, it can be desirable to recognize differences by giving each vote different amounts of say (mathematical weights) concerning the outcome.” (Defined by Wikipedia.)
Fractions, according to Harris, “are not visible in result reports, and all evidence that fractional values ever existed can be removed instantly even from the underlying database.” This complex system is virtually invisible to election observers and unlikely to be detected by auditing or canvass procedures. Furthermore, “it can be removed in less than 60 seconds,” Harris reported.
GEMS software is used in many counties within the United States but was used state-wide in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont as of 2016. (The list in its entirety can be found in Harris’s report at blackboxvoting.org.)
Make no mistake; Dominion owns New Hampshire’s voting machines known as the AccuVote OS. Election officials and Representatives continue to state that Diebold Voting Systems own the machines. They are not. Diebold sold that division to ES&S in 2009.
The chain of ownership of the machines is layered and complex, with UNISYS and NAPT (National Association of Professional Technologies) being the first in 1989. In 1991 NAPT merged with Microtrends to form Global Election Systems, Inc. In 2002, Diebold Security Solutions purchased Global. In 2006, Diebold re-branded their election services department as “Premier Election Solution.” Premier sold the company to ES&S (Election Systems and Software) in 2009. Finally, in 2010, Dominion acquired ES&S.
It is interesting to note that the “Fraction Magic” study cites GEMS as having been operated under five trade names: Global Election Systems, Diebold Election Systems, Premier Election Systems, Election Systems &Software, and Dominion Voting Systems.
The 2020 election may not have been the first to have been determined by GEM software, but we should make it our last.
Affiliate News Feeds
- Washington Examiner
- The Federalist
- The Epoch Times
- The Guardian
- The Gateway Pundit
Republican efforts to advance new policies to support families have proceeded unevenly and haltingly despite pressure to act in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. [...]
As the country inches closer toward Election Day, voters are homing in on specific issues that may decide the fate of Congress and several state governments in November. [...]
As the country inches closer toward Election Day, voters are homing in on issues that may decide the fate of Congress and several state governments in November. [...]
An election integrity group sued the Wisconsin Elections Commission for allowing absentee voters to change votes after submitting ballots. [...]
Morris's elitist mindset doesn't allow her to comprehend how people could possibly see issues differently than she does. [...]
California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law to strip rights away from parents who protest their children's pursuit of transgender surgeries. [...]
Pennsylvania counties can help voters “cure” mail-in ballots to fix defects, a judge in the state has ruled, rejecting an attempt to block counties from doing so in the upcoming… [...]
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has pushed back on the FBI’s denial of his allegations that the agency had engaged in a conservative “purge” and was cracking down on whistleblowers. The… [...]
Russian defence ministry says troops have withdrawn amid ‘threat of encirclement’Ukrainian forces perform victory dance after liberating LymanWhat we know on day 220 of the invasionPutin annexes four regions of… [...]
Climate and cost of living campaigners converged in London protestsThousands of supporters of Just Stop Oil have blocked four bridges across the Thames.Protesters blocked Waterloo Bridge, Westminster Bridge, Lambeth Bridge… [...]
Finance ministers of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland say government must ‘restore confidence in our public finances’Latest politics news – liveThe devolved nations have called for an urgent meeting with… [...]
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has begun cozying up to Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema. During an event at the University of Kentucky, McConnell heaped praise on Sinema for her displays… [...]
One day after receiving the COVID-19 shot, Regan Laine Lewis, a 20-year-old nursing student from Grinnell, Kansas, died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest on Tuesday. Regan Lewis died unexpectedly at the… [...]
The Biden economy is a nightmare. The markets showed it yesterday as the month of September 2022 is now in the books. Here are some observations of the markets pointed… [...]