‘[S]election Code’ presents ‘Rosetta Stone’ of election manipulation

by Summer Lane

“[S]election Code,” the hotly-anticipated documentary film from MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and investigative journalist Lara Logan, is pulling no punches about what went on during the 2020 presidential election in Mesa County, Colorado.

The film, which premiered on Saturday during Lindell’s “The Moment of Truth Summit” in Springfield, Missouri, primarily followed the story of Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters. Peters garnered the national spotlight in 2021 for publishing three “Mesa Reports,” which centered on data from a backup copy she made of her county’s voting system server.

From the film: a Colorado statute requiring vote machines to operate on a closed system. The film argues that this was not the case.

The backed-up server provided a contrast with which to compare a “new” server that was installed through a “trusted build,” a process whereby a new, certified voting system was grafted into the hardware of the standing election software. According to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, a “trusted build” is one “that is performed with several security and verification measures to a such an extent that the executable machine code can confidently be shown to be a faithful and authentic representation of the source code.”

However, Jeff O’Connell, a lead investigator featured in the film, stated that the election irregularities recorded in Mesa County provided a “Rosetta Stone” for examining voting irregularities in the U.S.

For example, in Mesa County, the film revealed that there were three primary databases, a tabulation database, an adjudication database, and a master database. Ballots were scanned into the machines in batches of up to 100, and the film contended that at least 20,000 of 25,000 ballot records were copied to a “new” database created through a trusted build.  

Further, the ballot images “did not represent the same number of ballots as they did the first time.” In fact, O’Connell pointed out that two forensic images were taken of the Mesa County election server – before the information on the old server was “gone.” The old server appeared to have been wiped.

President Trump encouraged Americans to watch “[S]election Code” ahead of the premier

Colonel Shawn Smith, formerly of the U.S. Space Command and who oversaw operational testing for the Space Force within the Department of Defense, claimed in the film, “It’s not just that there are back doors that you can access the system from an iPhone…it’s that it has unauthorized software installed [in the voting machines].”

According to O’Connell, the simple, hard data that records the final tabulated numbers for each candidate’s votes during an election is stored in a spreadsheet called the “Table.” Just one small change to any number in that “table” can shift the total numbers for or against any candidate, per the film. He said, “That is what we call a single point of attack and a single point of failure.”

Even worse, Peters herself shared in the movie that Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold unwittingly revealed during a press conference discussing Mesa County that there were “secret” passwords that could access the system outside of the county clerk’s office, including through the Dominion systems software.

“I thought my office and my clerks were the only ones who had passwords,” Peters stated.

“The real question is WHO is doing the programming?” the film’s computer narrator odiously asks. “Trusting us with your republic is simply too dangerous. It’s not ours to protect – it’s yours.”

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