A significant lawsuit against Dominion Voting Systems was filed on Wednesday morning, and it centers on alleged breaches of the group’s contract, certification problems, connectivity issues, and alleged foreign databases and scripts that have been discovered on the systems that tally many US elections.
Internet connectivity, antiquated security measures, remote accessibility, and unexpected USBs inserted are some of the issues that election activists, who have been organizing to replace the Dominion machines, are still worried about.
Since the complaint is from a state that is considered to be a competitive one for the 2020 presidential election, its specifics will be concerning.
According to a newsletter posted by a user going by KanekoaTheGreat, “Pennsylvania County Sues Dominion Voting Systems for ‘Unauthorized Python Script’ & ‘Foreign IP Address’. Fulton County PA filed a lawsuit against Dominion Voting Systems this morning for a “breach of contract.”
The county claims in the lawsuit that it was “aware of severe anomalies” with Dominion Voting Systems during the 2020 election after it was unable to reconcile “voter data with votes actually cast and counted”.
At the county’s request, Wake Technology Services of West Chester, Pennsylvania looked into the machines in February 2021 and discovered a number of serious problems.
These included non-certified database tools put on the system and scanning flaws in the ballots.
On July 13–14, 2022, the Lansing, Michigan-based Speckin Forensics Laboratories was contracted to obtain forensic photographs of six hard drives in Fulton County, Pennsylvania.
On September 15, 2022, a county-commissioned investigation from the private forensics firm, whose “examiners have presented testimony in over 30 states,” identified “several deficiencies” that directly conflict with the “contractual terms and conditions” given to Fulton County by Dominion Voting Systems.
The report asserts that an unapproved “python script” was added after the certification date and that Fulton County’s log files display “an external IP address” from Quebec, Canada.
Additionally, default usernames and passwords had not been modified since the system’s installation, and the security patch hadn’t been updated since April 10, 2019.
“This python script can exploit and create any number of vulnerabilities including, external access to the system, data export of the tabulations, or introduction of other metrics not part of or allowed by the certification process.” the study states.
Additionally, the adjudication workstation where the “post certification python script” was located also contained this “external IP address.”
The majority of the data that was made public was the result of Erick Speckin’s analysis and report. This week, The Gateway Pundit published an article about Speckin’s findings in a different Pennsylvania county.
According to the lawsuit:
46. On or after November 2020, Fulton County became aware of severe anomalies in the Dominion Voting Systems due to the inaccuracy and/or inability to reconcile voter data with votes actually cast and counted, i.e., tabulated, by the System in Fulton County
47. On or after November 2020, Fulton County became aware of certain factors and aspects of the Dominion Voting Systems that did not meet the “conditions” for certification set forth in January 2019 / February 2019 certification report
49. In addition, Fulton County was informed of additional anomalies and problems in Dominion’s “voting” systems via an expert report written by J. Alex Halderman in July 2021. (EXHIBIT C, the Halderman Declaration, September 21, 2021).
50. In his declaration, Halderman described numerous security vulnerabilities in Dominion’s ICX software, including flaws that would allow attackers to install malicious software on the ICX, either with temporary or physical access (such as that of voters in polling places) or remotely from election management systems. EXHIBIT C
52. At the time of that report, the author described that these vulnerabilities still existed, and could be mitigated, but that such mitigation would “take months for Dominion to assess the problems, develop responsive software updates, test them, obtain any necessary approvals from the EAC and state-level certification authorities, and distribute the new software….”
54. The report also notes that the ICX is set to be used in 2022 in at least parts of 16 states, including Pennsylvania, with these vulnerabilities and faults still in place
c. There were non-certified database tools installed on the Dominion Voting System;
d. There were changes made to EMS three weeks before the 2020 election; and
e. There was a lack of commonwealth L&A inspections of the Dominion Voting Systems.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
66. …on September 15, 2022, a commissioned report revealed several deficiencies and the absence of information and data that directly implicated and contradicted the contractual terms, conditions, promises, and warranties provided to Fulton County by Dominion in the Agreement and the conditions required for certification in the Dominion Certification Report. CONTINUE READING..