Donald Trump has a knack for shining a spotlight on important issues. In this case the issue is one that affects all of us, the ability to fairly and with integrity elect the next president of the United States on a one vote per citizen voter basis.
There is an electronic voting system called the GEMS election management system, which is utilized by approximately 25 percent of the country. The unfortunate reality is that it has at its core, designed into it, the ability to commit election fraud through vote manipulation. One of the key methods the fraud is committed is through a fractional vote feature.
Fractional vote tabulating is embedded in each GEMS application. Votes can be altered through the pre-setting of vote percentages to redistribute votes to predetermined levels, completely disregarding the actual votes cast. The process is invisible and impossible to detect to the poll watchers and others lacking the computer expertise and a trip under the hood of the machine.
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According to the site Black Box Voting, “Use of the decimalized vote feature is unlikely to be detected by auditing or canvass procedures, and can be applied across large jurisdictions in less than 60 seconds.” They cite some familiar names in their list of GEMS fraud-enabled machines, including “Global Election Systems, Diebold Election Systems, Premier Election Systems, Dominion Voting Systems, and Election Systems & Software.” There are also a number of private regional subcontractors.
The compromised machines in question were, at the time of the writing of their document, used in the states of Alaska, Connecticut, Georgia, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Utah and Vermont, as well as counties in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. The GEMS system is also used in Canada.
Overall percentages can also be manipulated, such as assigning one candidate with 45% of the votes, another with 35% and the other 10% to another. Those will be the final results regardless of the actual votes cast.
Fractions are not visible in the final reports by default, with decimals reported as whole numbers. All evidence of tampering or that fractional values ever existed can be instantly cleared from the underlying database using a setting in the GEMS data tables.
They note that the instructions to treat votes as decimal values instead of whole numbers appear multiple times within the GEMS source code ruling out any possibility of accidental creation of the effect.
Ms. Harris points out that “Fractionalizing the ‘Statement of Votes Cast’ allows an extraordinary amount of precision, enabling alteration of results by specific voting machine, absentee batch, or precinct. Vote results can be altered for polling places in predominantly Black neighborhoods, and can parse out precincts within a mixed batch of early or absentee votes. Fractionalizing the under vote category allows reallocation of valid votes into under votes.”
There’s even a race-based weighting feature, which may explain how Mitt Romney got no votes in large swaths of black districts or how Hussein Obama was able to garner 100% over equally large parts of the United States. They report that, “According to programmer notes, a weighted race feature was designed which not only gives some votes more weight than others, but does so based on the voter’s identity. Ballots are connected to voters; weights are assigned to each voter per race, stored in an external table not visible in GEMS. Our testing shows that one vote can be counted 25 times, another only one one-thousandth of a time, effectively converting some votes to zero.”
They have extensive research and information on their site at linked here. Once again, Donald Trump is right.