I finally got in to see the logic and accuracy testing of the voting machines. I am glad I already had pollworker training. While I was observing there was one machine that the poll was not closed on before it was powered off and unplugged. This required the extra step of going in and closing the poll before the testing could be done on it. All 3 ballots are voted one at a time on each ballot marking device a precinct at a time. The scanner is also tested. Absentee ballots are scanned on a separate scanner that reads hand marks. It reads 500 ballots a minute. I was hoping that this would be a way to bypass Dominion, but that scanner is also Dominion though it is not a QR code reading scanner. It is on a closed network to which it sends the totals for incorporation into the election totals. Thus voting absentee would be a way to copy your ballot for use if needed and would omit the suspicious QR code.
Allowing absentee voting on paper ballots read with a scanner of this type but not Dominion would be the easiest way to ditch Dominion. With over 200,000 registered voters in Cherokee County it would take almost 7 hours to get the totals by scanning on the one scanner. There would still need to be a network connection. If voters scanned in their own ballot at the poll there would not be the delay but security of the physical ballots might become an issue. Voter scanning their own ballot at the poll would require a larger network for totalling. So it appears that at this time we can not completely avoid Dominion. We can vote absentee and keep a copy and have Dominion only read our hand made marks omitting the QR code. Right now law requires we be able to verify our vote and since I do not have a QR code reader in my head and the QR code is proprietary unreadable except by Dominion, to verify our vote this is our only choice. To use the hand mark scanner logic and accuracy testing of the bmd’s would not be necessary.
We are fortunate in Cherokee County to have Bradley in charge of the IT part of the election. It is my understanding due to his ability to administer the machines, Dominion techs are not required in Cherokee County at each election. I have some more questions for Bradley regarding updates, passwords, and checks for unauthorized access. This ought to be the case in every county. We need to administer our elections ourselves start to finish.
Our legislators need to take pollworker training and observe logic and accuracy testing. Legislators cant know all situations but elections is one area in which they can gain knowledge of what they are legislating and requiring of others. This ought to be required of legislators. Let me know if you have any questions.
I have always believed cars should be able to run on water, separate the hydrogen and oxygen, burn the hydrogen and emit the oxygen into the air. This would practically eliminate the oil industry and bypass fuel taxing. There are reports that there are conspiracies to stop production of cars that would do this. Facebook would not let me post the link. Even typing out ache tea tea pea with the rest of the link. Trying to post it here and bypass Facebook and the conspiracy and post this link for anyone interested. We will see how it goes.
David Ralston was elected Speaker of the House in 2010 with a healthy majority of the vote. In 2011 Stacey Abrams was nominated but requested her name be withdrawn from the nominations. Less than 15 voted nay and with no opposition everybody else voted yea. Why would Stacy Abrams want her name removed from nomination? It would have been good on her resume running for governor seven years later. Deal? Hmmmmm. . . . Read the House Journals below.
Yesterday April 4, 2022, at the Cherokee County Board of Elections meeting the attorney for the board tried to make us believe a hand count of votes is prohibited. She based it on a hearing the State Board of elections held regarding Athems-Clark County board of elections voting to use papet ballots in 2020. The Athens-Clarke County was not a hand count, but a total stoppage of Dominion. Not the same thing. Below is my response to the attorney and the board supervisor as well as transcripts of the hearing. A hand cout of all elections involving Dominion would have been the fastest, cheapest way to start restoring trust in our elections.
To: Ann Brumbaugh and elections supervisor Anne Dover.
Thank you for the information at the Cherokee County Board of Elections April 4. I have studied Title 21 consistently for over a year. I find nothing in the code that prohibits a hand count. The legislature should have gotten out front in election integrity and allowed if not required hand counts alongside Dominion as a means of restoring trust.
In the Athens-Clarke County case that board voted to completely replace Dominion with paper ballots. It was not regarding a hand count. The vote was due to not being able to configure all the equipment to comply with law requiring voter confidential voting, which the board was required and authorized to do. Considering that Dominion is illegal because electors can not read the the Dominion proprietary QR code the State Board and Secretary of state forced Athens-Clark County to use a voting system that should never have been purchased. The question is why. The same people voting the same in a different way should produce the same results with only the potential for fraud removed. There is always more than one way to get to the same place. Therefore, we can assume the goal was not the election, but to preserve the fraud capability. The zeal with which the State Election Board and effectual intimidation of the board by a hearing is suspect. The board could probably just have asked for configuration help from the State Board and the better practice would have been for the State Board to have offered configuration help rather than intimidation by a hearing. I am attaching the hearing transcript.
While nothing in election law prevents a hand count, thebfact remains that only Dominion machines can read the QR codes produced by the ballot marking device and thus elections can not be retrieved from computers and replaced in human hands.
I stand ready and willing and believe that others do also to support and defend the board and the legislature in moving toward protecting the right of fair elections that births all other rights. Deborah Davis