Dominion machines fail accuracy test prior to Colorado recount: report

2J65G28 Reno, United States. 27th Apr, 2022. Ballot tabulators using Dominion Voting Systems. Washoe County Voters Registrar gave press a tour of their facility and explained the process ahead of the midterm elections. Credit: SOPA Images Limited/Alamy Live News

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Dominion Voting Systems voting machines reportedly failed a logic and accuracy test last week in El Paso County, Colorado, as counties across the state prepare for recounts of several June 28 primary races, according to The Gateway Pundit.

Republican candidate for El Paso County Clerk, Peter Lupia, who was present for the testing, reported that the exact number of ballots tested was 4,216, of which 2,266 were sent to adjudication.

Lupia, who has formally requested a recount of his race, claimed that the ballots used during the testing were “fake” computer-generated ballots and that the parameters for adjudication were broader than those used during the election.

“When they ran these ballots through the system back before the primary, in the last week of May, they only were finding about six to seven errors per batch that went to adjudication,” he said. “Because of those expanded parameters, now they had 2,266 ballots that now qualify to go through adjudication.”

Per The Gateway Pundit, two Dominion employees were also reported to be on-site for the testing, and teams of judges reviewed the ballots as part of the adjudication process.

Earlier this week, Colorado secretary of state candidate Tina Peters also requested a recount of her primary race, which she allegedly lost to fellow Republican Pam Anderson.

Per The Denver Post, Peters released a statement calling the recount an “absolute disaster” following Friday’s shocking testing results.

“Today, the machine tabulated recount ordered by Secretary of State Jena Griswold failed the Logic and Accuracy Test (LAT), with Dominion employees present, in a spectacular fashion with over a 50% error rate out of the 4,000+ ballots tested,” Peters reportedly said. “These voting machines are unacceptable for use in Colorado elections.”

Since the 2020 election, voting machines have come under scrutiny for what many experts have described as a concerning lack of security. 

On July 21, one such expert, CyFIR CEO and Founder Ben Cotton, testified in federal court that he was “shocked” by the Dominion voting machines’ lack of cybersecurity during his forensic analysis of them for the Arizona Senate audit, stating that “the average home computer” would be more secure.

The hearing was held in response to a lawsuit filed by Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem, who are seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the use of electronic voting machines in the state’s upcoming elections.

“Election voting machines cannot be deemed reliably secure and do not meet the constitutional and statutory mandates to guarantee a free and fair election,” their complaint reads. “The use of untested and unverified election voting machines violates the rights of the plaintiffs and their fellow voters and office seekers, and it undermines public confidence in the validity of election results.” 

As questions and concerns continue to be raised about the security of voting machines, those with suspicions will undoubtedly be watching closely as this year’s competitive races play out.

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