Good-government organizations and voters filed the lawsuit in 2017, claiming that the absence of paper ballots compromises the election. This comes amidst the efforts of the Biden administration urging the court not to allow the release of a secret report on the Dominion Voting Machines.
A so-called computer “glitch” in the voting machines flipping votes during the 2020 US Elections has caused a major controversy. The source and ownership of the voting machines used in the elections has become an urgent issue because of real fears that hackers, whether foreign or domestic, might tamper with the mechanics of the voting system.
However, GreatGameIndia found that the vendors and not hackers maybe behind the rigging. One of the vendors, a Denver-based Canadian Crown Agent company Dominion Voting Systems has a long history of allegation of election rigging and interference in elections of various nations, including census data theft in India and interference in US Elections of 2020.
According to the witness affidavit of a high ranking military officer the Smartmatic Voting machines were specifically designed to steal US elections in a way that the system could change the vote of each voter without being detected in order to steal US Elections.
Now, high ranking officials from a federal cybersecurity organization in the United States are requesting a judge not to disclose a study analysing Dominion Voting Systems equipment in Georgia at this time, claiming that doing so could aid hackers attempting to “undermine election security.”
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J. Alex Halderman, director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, subsequently gave an unredacted copy of the report to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
According to the government, the paper highlights “potential vulnerabilities in Dominion ImageCast X ballot marking devices,” or electronic voting systems.
Whereas CISA promotes pubic disclosure of any flaws and related mitigation procedures with electoral equipment, permitting the report to be released now “increases the risk that malicious actors may be able to exploit any vulnerabilities and threaten election security,” according to government attorneys in a Feb. 10 filing (read the document below) in the matter.
Good-government organizations and voters filed the lawsuit in 2017, claiming that the absence of paper ballots compromises the election process.
CISA requested U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg, an Obama nominee in charge of the case, to deny efforts to publish a redacted copy of Halderman’s findings for the time being.
Before the report is provided, CISA authorities want to evaluate the data in it and assist Dominion in resolving the flaws highlighted. They stated that they would not be prepared to specify a completion date.
Totenberg must balance the request with the intentions of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican and one of the defendants, who urged for the immediate publication in late January.
In a statement issued by Raffensperger’s office, John Poulos, Dominion’s CEO and president, said Halderman’s investigation lacked “a holistic approach,” adding that Dominion “supports all efforts to bring real facts and evidence forward to defend the integrity of our machines and the credibility of Georgia’s elections.”
Plaintiffs, such as the Coalition for Good Governance, are also in favour of the report’s publication, according to David Cross, one amongst their lawyers.
Before a copy was submitted to CISA, the plaintiffs stated in a filing that the agency should receive a duplicate and commence the examination procedure, but also that the assessment should not be “should not unreasonably delay the public disclosure of the report, which must be promptly disclosed to Georgia state and county election officials, and filed on the public docket, so that public officials can secure the upcoming May primary elections.”
They urged Totenberg to compel them to submit a redacted copy of the report on the docket by March 4 so that it could be read by the public.
Read the full court filing below: