Michigan Judge Orders Forensic Audit of Dominion Machines and Tabulators

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  • Source: UncoverDC
  • 09/19/2023

A team of seven forensic investigators associated with Allied Security Operations Group (ASOG) were allowed access to Dominion Voting Systems (DVS) machines for about eight hours on Dec. 6.

Judge Kevin Elsenheimer of the 13th Circuit Court granted forensic access to the equipment. He had ordered the preservation of the equipment, prohibiting the destruction of evidence from the Nov. 3 election. The judge also ordered that none of the Dominion tabulators be turned on or allowed internet access. This is the first forensic exam of DVS machines used in the 2020 election. 

Central Lake resident, William Bailey filed a complaint on Nov. 23, arguing that there was election fraud in Antrim County, along with a violation of the “purity of election clause” and requested access to the county’s 22 precinct tabulators, thumb drives, software, and the clerk’s “master tabulator.” Bailey became suspicious when a review of election results turned up 6,000 votes that had been incorrectly attributed to candidate Joe Biden. His original complaint stated the following: "Constitutional right to accuracy and integrity of elections; violation of the purity of elections clause; election fraud; common law election fraud; equal protection violation; statutory election fraud violations."

He is represented by Matthew S. DePerno, of Portage, Michigan. The lawsuit is separate from the Trump team lawsuit but the results will be accessible by the Trump lawyers. DePerno also plans to file a lawsuit against the State of Michigan for the 161-page contract they signed in 2017 with DVS because the state signed off on the contract knowing it would not be allowed to look under the hood of the machines and their software—something DePerno contends is unconstitutional.

Steve Gruber of Real America's Voice reported on Steve Bannon's War Room broadcast (38:20 timestamp) on Monday, that Judge Elsenheimer allowed the ASOG team of seven to capture images of the hard drives, thumb drives, and master thumb drives from the 22 townships in Antrim County. The team reported that initially the master thumb drive was missing but was later found in an unattended, "unsecured drawer." He said it is the first time anyone has done a "deep dive" into the machines. Gruber also said that on the day after Thanksgiving, "three townships found open ports in the machines."

Photo/DVS Michigan Contract

Gruber also emphasized that it is disingenuous to say the Dominion machines are not connected to the internet. In fact, when there is an issue or a problem with the machines, election workers call the DVS help desk and "they help remotely." The images in the graphic are taken directly from the DVS Michigan contract.

Following the close of polls on Election Day, the county noticed that the vote was off due to past voting trends. They investigated the anomaly and found that votes had indeed been mistakenly attributed to Biden when they should have gone to Trump. The votes were then corrected and Trump won by 4,000 votes, getting 56 percent of the vote. Just over 16,000 votes were cast in the 2020 election there.

Photo/DVS Michigan Contract

Lawyer DePerno interviewed Sheryl Guy, the Antrim County Clerk. He told Steve Gruber that Guy originally told him in the days following the election, "There was no way for human error to occur with what she did with the voting machines, Dominion software or the results of the election. However, in the days that followed she changed her story under tremendous pressure from others in the county and at the state level as well." Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson has been adamant that there has been no fraud in the Michigan election.

The ASOG team was allowed access Saturday night but did not start their forensic audit until around 9 a.m. on Sunday. It will take about 48 hours to know the preliminary results of the investigation.

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