Mr. Stark is or was on Election Assistance Commission. He is an elections system expert. He currently has a suit pending against the EAC for meeting with voting system companies secretly and giving them permission for internet access. To put that in perspective the contract with Dominion required one million dollars cyber insurance. I cant figure why Dominion would pay for and provide that if there was no internet risk.
Philip B. Stark | Distinguished Professor, Department of Statistics University of California Berkeley, CA
Thank you, Mr. Stark. I go to every board of elections meeting and most logic and accuracy testing. We did manage to get an audit but it did not even clear one precinct. The more ballots that were counted the higher the error rate. I researched the equipment and law and determined that Dominion usurps functions required by law and especially manipulates adjudication. I interviewed our elections supervisor and the elections IT person. I perhaps in error concluded that my ballot and vote was subject to the least Dominion risk by voting absentee. Now I am concerned how the central scanner on which absentee ballots are scanned treats where contests are left blank. I seldom vote for an incumbent so I almost always leave some contests blank. I am also concerned that there is no check prior to or monitoring of the systems while bmd and scanners are plugged in for unauthorized access. I cant help what the state elections board, local elections board, or secretary of state does or doesnt do, but I do not have to give over my ballot to serve as a hiding place or tool for shenanigans. Thus I am experiencing voter suppression and manipulation by the people charged with preventing it. I have to figure what happens to a blank contest or ballot or if I can not determine a ballot like mine will be properly handled voting absentee I need to know how to receive credit for voting and prevent getting placed inactive and removed from voter rolls so I will be able to vote at the very first opportunity after somebody fixes this mess. I am suspicious of why there would be a need to convert a vote into an unreadable QR code only to have to convert it for counting when that could be avoided if the program just read what voters mark. Thank you again. As I will be dilligently trying to figure if I can vote in November and how best to do that if you come across any information that may be helpful I would welcome it.