Source: Joe Hoft
Corrupt Democrats are Threatening to Destroy Voting Machines if a Forensic Audit Takes Place — Costing Taxpayers Millions
This goes against EAC recommendations. It is only being used as a tactic to threaten county officials.
Guest post by Kevin Moncla
Maricopa County, Arizona and Fulton County Pennsylvania are both replacing Dominion voting equipment under the guise that “uncertified” third parties who were hired to audit the equipment broke the chain of custody.
This all started with a letter from Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to Maricopa County in which she claimed she would not certify the subpoenaed voting equipment after being returned from the audit. Hobbs said in the letter:
“Unfortunately, after a loss of physical custody and control, no comprehensive methods exist to fully rehabilitate the compromised equipment or provide adequate assurance that they remain safe to use.”
After this, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted to replace the equipment at a $3,000,000 cost to Arizona taxpayers because the Secretary of State refused to certify the equipment for future elections.
Following Hobbs lead, and almost as if on cue, Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid decertified voting equipment in Fulton County that had also undergone an audit by a (credentialed) private company.
However, it seems that the Democrat officials never bothered to consult with the EAC or their website as the “Chain of Custody Best Practices Guide” has a section dedicated specifically to their concerns:
“• When you believe the chain of custody may have been broken, it is a best practice to assess the situation completely, gather the facts, and contact your attorneys, EAC labs, and your system manufacturer. A risk assessment should be performed to determine the extent of the potential harm based on your findings and final determination regarding how to proceed. After obtaining legal advice that it is safe to do so, wipe the device and reinstall the software and firmware from a trusted source. “
The EAC says that after such an event, when you believe the chain of custody may have been broken, “…wipe the device and reinstall the software and firmware from a trusted source.”. Nowhere does it say to decertify, throw away and replace.
What’s more is the two companies Maricopa County hired to audit their voting equipment aren’t certified by the EAC to perform forensic audits. As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, the EAC doesn’t certify forensic auditors, and the ones they hired are not qualified in computer forensics as recommended by the EAC; furthermore, they literally work for the voting equipment companies.
The EAC specifically says this about forensic cybersecurity investigators:
“Digital forensics require specialized skillsets, and the audit team should possess certifications or applicable work experience in this specialty. Industry standard certifications are offered by organizations such as the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) or the Sans Institute “
In case there is any lingering doubt, this is what left-leaning AZ Central reported about Pro V&V’s owner, Jack Cobb:
“In a U.S. District Court case out of Georgia, Cobb submitted testimony to the court on his company’s work certifying Dominion’s software.
The judge wrote in an order last year that Cobb “does not have any specialized expertise in cybersecurity testing or analysis or cybersecurity risk analysis. Further, Mr. Cobb had not personally done any of the security testing referenced in his affidavits.”
Cobb told The Republic he does not claim to be a cybersecurity expert. “I am a voting system test expert,” he said.
Before the work for the Board of Supervisors, Cobb said that he himself would do the testing in Maricopa County, along with an employee whom he declined to name or give qualifications for.”
The flawed rationale of those replacing the voting equipment is that no company is acceptable to perform a forensic audit except those unqualified test laboratories who don’t have the EAC recommended experience nor credentials. That leaves absolutely no one. Their word or nothing.
These facts unveil the malicious intent of these officials and lays bare their true objective.
The act of needlessly replacing voting equipment at taxpayer’s expense is designed to both punish those who dared to question the results of an election and serve as a warning and deterrent to those attempting the same.