MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell hopes to get his hands on an unredacted copy of a secret report detailing claimed vulnerabilities in Dominion Voting Systems equipment, machinery he alleges was hacked throughout the 2020 election.
Attorneys for Lindell shared with the Washington Examiner two filings submitted this month in federal court in Georgia, where there is a long-running lawsuit attempting to get the state to ditch electronic voting machines for hand-marked paper ballots. Although Lindell is not directly involved in that case, his lawyers explain an assessment done for the plaintiffs by J. Alex Halderman, a computer science professor at the University of Michigan, will aid in their fight against Dominion’s $1.3 billion defamation suit against MyPillow and Lindell.
Mike Lindell seeks access to secret voting machine report https://t.co/tkJbxbVzv0— 🍊Prudence🍊 (@Dennygirl817) March 14, 2022
“The Halderman report strongly supports the conclusion that Dominion’s electronic voting machines are vulnerable to intrusion, manipulation, and fraud,” stated a memo in support of their motion to intervene for a limited purpose.
The analysis, which remains under seal, has grown to be a flashpoint in the debate over election security. US District Judge Amy Totenberg, who is presiding over the Georgia case, has generally resisted pressure to disseminate the report’s conclusions, even in a redacted fashion. The
judge permitted the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, an arm of the Homeland Security Department, to examine the conclusions last month. The agency is expected to provide some sort of a status report in the coming days, though a CISA spokesperson told the Washington Examiner on Friday they had no update to share at this time.
“The Halderman report strongly supports the conclusion that Dominion’s electronic voting machines are vulnerable to intrusion, manipulation, and fraud"— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 12, 2022
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David Cross, an attorney for the plaintiffs, announced that a version of the analysis’s findings, even if it is only an executive summary, should be released shortly. Though Cross supports a release for the public — creating a way voters at the very least can know regarding the reliability of ballot-marking devices and make informed decisions on how they want to cast ballots before early voting begins for the May primaries — instead of a targeted disclosure to people like Lindell “who don’t have a track record of being accurate in public claims,” he explained, according to the Washington Examiner.
The judge’s attempt to shield the public from bad faith efforts to undermine the 2020 election could instead fuel the conspiracy theory dumpster fires—and keep the voting machine maker from figuring out how to fix it. https://t.co/8pmRrQS7jI— Drogon (@drogon_dracarys) August 13, 2021
Halderman, who carried out a similar analysis in Michigan after the 2020 election, was granted access to Dominion voting equipment in Fulton County and produced a 25,000-word report. Halderman discovered that malicious software could be installed in voting touchscreens to alter QR codes printed on ballots that are then scanned to record votes, or a hacker could wreak havoc by gaining access to election management system computers, according to court records reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. While Halderman may have found vulnerabilities in the election technology, he has not announced there is proof they were actually exploited to create widespread fraud, as Lindell has been claiming since the 2020 election.