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"Thousands of CA Presidential Primary Votes 'Saved' by Citizen Observer in L.A. County: 'BradCast' 6/28/2016"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 6/29/2016 @ 1:25 am PT...
At the about the 10;30 point in the above documentary the Secretary of State Poll Workers Guide states that NPP voters should be given provisional ballots unless they ask for Democratic crossover ballots. That is likely why Logan had to deal with so many provisional ballots cast by NPP voters. The problem is likely state wide given its source.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 6/29/2016 @ 1:46 am PT...
My link at #1 does not work for me. The documentary is "UNCOUNTED: The true story of the California primary".
[Ed Note: Fixed that link for ya, Bob. - BF]
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 6/29/2016 @ 6:29 pm PT...
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 6/29/2016 @ 6:38 pm PT...
Wow, Good for Julie Tyler! That's really heartening to me. I don't see how that couldn't result in more votes for my guy, Bernie Sanders.
I sure hope her discovery results in counting reforms in San Diego where our good friend (sarcasm) Michael Vu is an election official. As we know Michael probably has a little too much experience in American elections.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 6/29/2016 @ 7:20 pm PT...
Important update on RICO lawsuit and results of exit polling and auditing efforts:
via email from http://trustvote.org
An update on the lawsuit…
Thanks for the connection. Cliff Arnebeck is still filing the lawsuit, so while the delay is understandably of concern to all of us, do remain hopeful! We will be releasing breaking news including timely evidence from poll analyst, John Rice, who will give millions of people the assurance they need to know that Bernie has, in fact, won the Presidential Primary, at our event (details below), this coming Thursday.
We would love to meet you, but if you can’t attend in person, please view the live stream at the following web address: www.Facebook.com/BERN4Revolution or live.trustvote.tv
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2016 California Primary: A Disturbing Situation
Come join us at the Corte Madera Best Western: 56 Madera Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925 for an update on the condition of the California Primary.
Event begins at 6:30 pm, Thursday, June 30th with attorneys at law Bill Simpich and Ida Martinac, San Diego election confusion witness, Marie Johnson, poll analyst, John Rice and election integrity activists, Lori Grace and Emily Levy.
Please check Sunrisecenter.org for a complete description of the event and register on the Sunrise Center site so we can be sure to save you a seat. Please also sign up to our Sunrise Center mailing list so that you can be sure to receive future announcements regarding the issue of election integrity.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 6/29/2016 @ 10:15 pm PT...
Thank you Bev!
When you commented here about this lawsuit last time, I made up a little flyer, put on my Bernie T-shirt and handed out 70 of them in two days. When I would ask people if they were Sanders supporters, their eyes lit up and I was so happy to give them hope.
With this new information, I'm going to be going into overdrive as soon as they make up the flyer that Summer Rose talked about in the video.
Wow! Sanders doesn't even NEED the super delegates. That is huge! I mean, I'll believe it when I see it, but this might actually be the year we get our elections back.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 6/30/2016 @ 8:52 am PT...
What an inspiration you are. And, we may all need to do as you have done, because when I googled the sentence above about Bernie has, in fact, won the Presidential Primary, there are only a few listings of the number of sites that I posted such good information, even Brad's site here.
Hopefully, that improves so that we can distribute widely. Else wise, your idea is excellent. Thanks Larry.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 6/30/2016 @ 4:21 pm PT...
I wouldn't know about this lawsuit if it weren't for you commenting on BradBlog. Just in case you're interested, here's what my small flyer looks like. I thought it was effective enough. I hope the one they make is a bit fancier.
Hope you didn't miss my short Bernie Sanders rally video here in Salt Lake. I posted it here a while ago. Got over 1000 views! Lot's of happy people.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 6/30/2016 @ 10:22 pm PT...
Just finished watching the California forum on the lawsuit. Started out slow to say the least.
The explosion came later, and lasted over two hours. WOW!
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 7/2/2016 @ 9:13 am PT...
Hi Larry, Yes technical issues hopefully worked out by today's new meeting:
The 2016 California Primary: A Disturbing Story w/Bill Simpich, Lori Grace
This event is Saturday July 2, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM PDT. Come join us at Sunrise Center, 645 Tamalpais, Corte Madera, CA 94925 for an update on the condition of the California Primary.
Thank you so much for your support!
TrustVote.org Is Seeking Volunteers To Help Recount Votes
We recently were contacted by a staff member of TrustVote.org named Steve Enzer. He asked if our team wanted to help with any video editing or webdesign as he is the only “tech” member working for TrustVote.
I agreed to help anyway I could, recently I was able to have a long phone conversation with Lori Grace and Cliff Arnebeck. While I can’t disclose the entire conversation, I can say the lawsuit will be filed very soon with a extremely high probability of success.
One issue we talked about was the fact TrustVote still needs volunteers to help recount and photograph each ballot. This alone in Ohio (The first state they will be filling in) will take 100s of volunteers.
I asked if they wanted us to help set up a social platform to gather volunteers? With a ecstatic YES from both Lori & Cliff, our team and Steve Enzer went to work building a site called TeamBernie.net. While TrustVote as an entity can’t endorse the site Lori & Cliff, both personally think it’s a great platform to organize teams in each state who want to participate in recounting the votes.
We must start recruiting people, in my conversation with Cliff, he said his game plan as of today is to file in 11 states, but that may grow to 49 states because even in states where Bernie won he may have won by a greater margin. Cliff also strongly believes after the recount is finished Bernie will not need to worry about Super Delegates because he will have enough Delegates to claim the nomination. The only way this recount can be conducted in a timely manner is if we get 1000s of volunteers so please signup at TeamBernie.net
If you don’t want to help recount the ballots you can still help the cause in many different ways.
• Donate to TrustVote.org.
• Share TeamBernie.net with your friends.
• Run for your local office.
• Create flyers/mailers (as Larry has done) so people who don’t get their news online know about TrustVote’s recount.
• Join Journey For Bernie (A Cross Country Caravan To The DNC)
This recount needs to be one of the most important agendas for every person who wants to see Bernie win. Just picture Hillary’s reaction when she finds out all her Super Delegates will not effect the election, because Bernie already won.
This site was created to organize people who want to help TrustVote.org recount the votes.
TrustVote is in desperate need of 1000s of volunteers.
If your state is not currently being sued please still signup and be on standby in case TrustVote files.
Please sign up and join the Revolution.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 7/2/2016 @ 11:29 am PT...
A new meeting today. GREAT! The last one was super interesting once it got going. I was impressed that there weren't any pauses in the feed. I don't have a very fast broadband.
I guess there won't be any recounts in Utah since we used hand counted ballots in the primary and it sure showed up in the result, but I will be working the streets and trying to get people informed.
I very much want to see the look on corporate faces if this happens. That will make this long election battle more then worth it!
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 7/2/2016 @ 12:47 pm PT...
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 7/2/2016 @ 5:44 pm PT...
Bev, I watched the whole thing. Very interesting and long discussion.
Election activism is filled with paranoia, believe me, I know. Summer obviously has some BIG problems with teambernie.net. I might too, considering he is the tech guy for these forums. The streams are very impressive, and this was better then last time, but if there are questions about the organization that's going to be recruiting volunteers, I'm glad she brought it up.
You can't be too careful when voting is involved.
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 7/17/2016 @ 9:17 am PT...
Dear Delegates, Save Democracy:
Cliff Arnebeck Open Letter To Bernie Sanders: Election Lawsuit to be Filed by End of Week
Posted on July 12, 2016 by truthfirst12013
ARNEBECK LAW OFFICE
Clifford O. Arnebeck, Jr.
1021 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205
July 12, 2016
Senator Bernie Sanders
Via electronic mail
Dear President-Elect Sanders,
Congratulations on winning the overwhelming support of the American people for your candidacy to be President - not for you, but for them.
If the pressures of these past two weeks compel you to say that you give up, it is understandable. As our expert researcher and your fellow whistleblower, Dana Jill Simpson, said at the Columbus, Ohio Broad Street Presbyterian Church last Sunday, “We crucify whistleblowers in this country.”
However, whatever you may say in the face of the ordeal you now suffer, you have been elected to serve us. No one --- especially not the king of Saudi Arabia or the highest lord of finance and media in the world --- can coronate someone to reign over us.
Exit polls are the international gold standard for measuring the integrity of election results. However, in the United States such exit polls have to be adjusted not once, but twice --- before and after being taken --- to compensate for the fraudulent manipulation of votes that regularly takes place. In the 2016 Democratic primary in Ohio, the end of day exit poll result showed you winning 10% more than the result recorded on our vulnerable voting machines. However, one must add back the 6% of your vote that was deducted in anticipation of fraud before the poll was taken. Thus, our experts will testify that you won, not only 10% more delegates than recorded, but the majority of the actual votes of Ohioans. And, as Ohio goes, so goes the nation.
We will be filing suit later this week to prove in court the extent of Karl Rove’s skillful manipulation of our votes. But, more importantly in relation to the fast approaching Democratic Convention, we will be presenting to delegates and to all the people the evidence of your victory. We will be doing so over the Website “Justice Served. org,” ( http://justiceserved.org/ ) coordinated by Summer Rose who also grew up in Brooklyn.
Because of the importance of your election to all the people of the United States and the world, I am publishing this as an open letter. I hope that all of your supporters --- Democrats, Republicans and Independents will let their voices be heard over the propaganda of the multi-millionaires and billionaires.
Very truly yours,
/s/ Clifford O. Arnebeck, Jr.
Clifford O. Arnebeck, Jr.
The Institute for American Democracy & Election Integrity
Updated July 13, 2016
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Dear Delegates, Save Democracy:
Fraction Magic – Part 1: Votes are being counted as fractions instead of as whole numbers
By Bev Harris May 12, 2016
1 – Summary –
This report summarizes the results of our review of the GEMS election management system, which counts approximately 25 percent of all votes in the United States. The results of this study demonstrate that a fractional vote feature is embedded in each GEMS application which can be used to invisibly, yet radically, alter election outcomes by pre-setting desired vote percentages to redistribute votes. This tampering is not visible to election observers, even if they are standing in the room and watching the computer. 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.
GEMS vote-counting systems are and have been operated under five trade names: Global Election Systems, Diebold Election Systems, Premier Election Systems, Dominion Voting Systems, and Election Systems & Software, in addition to a number of private regional subcontractors. At the time of this writing, this system is used statewide in Alaska, Connecticut, Georgia, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Utah and Vermont, and for counties in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. It is also used in Canada.
Instead of “1” the vote is allowed to be 1/2, or 1+7/8, or any other value that is not a whole number.
What fractionalized votes can do:
They allow “weighting” of races. Weighting a race removes the principle of “one person-one vote” to allow some votes to be counted as less than one or more than one. Regardless of what the real votes are, candidates can receive a set percentage of votes. Results can be controlled. For example, Candidate A can be assigned 44% of the votes, Candidate B 51%, and Candidate C the rest.
GEMS fractionalizes votes in three places:
The “Summary” vote tally, which provides overall election totals for each race on Election Night
The “Statement of Votes Cast”, which provides detailed results by precinct and voting method (ie. Polling, absentee, early, provisional)
The “undervote” count
Fractions in results reports are not visible. Votes containing decimals are reported as whole numbers unless specifically instructed to reveal decimals (which is not the default setting). All evidence that fractional values ever existed can be removed instantly even from the underlying database using a setting in the GEMS data tables, in which case even instructing GEMS to show the decimals will fail to reveal they were used.
Source code: Instructions to treat votes as decimal values instead of whole numbers are inserted multiple times in the GEMS source code itself; thus, this feature cannot have been created by accident.
Fractionalizing the votes which create the Summary Results allows alteration of Election Night Web results and results sent to the Secretary of State, as well as results available at and local election officials.
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 undervote category allows reallocation of valid votes into undervotes.
Voting rights abomination
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.