In the wake of heightened scrutiny over the results of last month’s disputed election, a Michigan judge ordered the release of a forensic audit of Dominion voting machines used in Antrim County.
Michigan Circuit Court Judge Kevin Elsenheimer announcing the authorization on Monday, revealing what one group of analysts concluded were enough irregularities to warrant decertifying the results.
“Intentionally and purposefully designed”
Attorney Matt DePerno is representing an Antrim County resident in the case and the resulting audit was cited as evidence of apparent fraud in the analysis of a company co-founded by Republican congressional candidate Russell Ramsland Jr.
Allied Security Operations Group determined that Dominion’s equipment was fundamentally flawed, as Ramsland explained.
“We conclude that the Dominion Voting System is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results,” he said.
“No oversight, no transparency, and no audit trail”
Ramsland went on to assert that the system “intentionally generates an enormously high number of ballot errors,” estimating a staggering error rate above 68%.
“The electronic ballots are then transferred for adjudication,” he added. “The intentional errors lead to bulk adjudication of ballots with no oversight, no transparency, and no audit trail.”
As a result, Allied Security Operations Group concluded “that the Dominion Voting System should not be used in Michigan” and “that the results of Antrim County should not have been certified.”
“The most secure election in our nation’s history”
Taking aim at Republican County Clerk Sheryl Guy, Ramsland asserted that “Antrim County failed to properly update its system.”
While Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson signaled support for Elsenheimer’s ruling, her office came to a different conclusion than Ramsland and others troubled by the audit’s results.
“It is disappointing, though not surprising, that the primary goal of this group is to continue spreading false information designed to erode the public’s confidence in the election,” said spokesman Jake Rollow.
He went on to cite the conclusions of multiple other officials in determining that “this was the most secure election in our nation’s history and, despite unprecedented scrutiny, there has been no evidence of widespread fraud identified whatsoever.”