DisputedThe Epoch Times has reached out to Dominion Voting Systems for a request for comment. The firm has repeatedly denied that it can change votes from one candidate to another or that it has any ties to a foreign government.
"All Dominion systems are capable of producing paper records and are 100 percent auditable, with testing, reviews, audits, and recounts subject to oversight and verification by all political parties," the company says on its website, describing claims to the contrary as "election disinformation."
On Dec. 18 after a recount in Antrim County, the firm issued a response via email.
"The results of the hand recount in Antrim County confirmed what we already knew and have communicated under oath: our machines accurately tabulate votes," the company wrote. "We are proud certifications and audits across the country have repeatedly shown the accuracy, transparency, and reliability of Dominion's systems. We are grateful to serve as one of Michigan's election technology providers."
Erik Grill, the assistant attorney general for Michigan, said on Monday that DePerno and Allied Security's report have made “inaccurate, incomplete, and misleading" claims. DePerno "has stated that the report proves that the secretary of state lied. He has stated that he’s asked the Senate majority leader to set aside the electors and appoint new electors based on what he found,” Grill said.
Michigan Elections Director Jonathan Brater also disputed Allied's report.
"Because voting tabulators in Michigan use hand-marked, paper ballots, any alleged errors in tabulators can be caught during a hand recount, which any candidate could have requested in Antrim County," Brater added, according to the Detroit Free Press.
But elsewhere in the report, Allied Security asserted that the "results of the Antrim County 2020 election are not certifiable," adding that it's the result of "machine and/or software error, not human error."
"The tabulation log for the forensic examination of the server for Antrim County from December 6, 2020 consists of 15,676 individual events, of which 10,667 or 68.05% of the events were recorded errors," according to the report. "These errors resulted in overall tabulation errors or ballots being sent to adjudication. [The] high error rates proves the Dominion Voting System is flawed and does not meet state or federal election laws."
The group also flagged several perceived security flaws in the machines, saying Dominion's ImageCast Precinct machines "have the ability to be connected to the internet," adding that "by connecting a network scanner to the ethernet port on the ICP machine and creating Packet Capture logs from the machines we examined show the ability to connect to the network, Application Programming Interface (API) (a data exchange between two different systems) calls and web (http) connections to the Election Management System server."
Last month, Antrim County Clerk Sheryl Guy, in reference to the reported 6,000-vote switch, said initially that what happened appeared to be a human error in combination with a software glitch.
Ramsland, a former Reagan administration official who has worked for NASA, and others from the group examined Dominion products in Antrim County earlier this month as part of an ongoing case. His team, hired by plaintiff William Bailey, inspected and performed forensic duplication on the county’s election management server, which was running Dominion Democracy Suite 5.5.3-002, compact flash cards used by local precincts in their Dominion ImageCast system, USB memory sticks used by Dominion Voter Assist Terminals, and USB memory sticks used for the poll book. They used X-Ways Forensics and other tools including Blackbag-Blacklight Forensic Software, and Virtual Box.
The "foreign interference" 2018 order signed by Trump includes the imposition of "any recommended sanctions" against entities that are believed to have interfered in the election. This includes "blocking and prohibiting all transactions in a person’s property and interests in property subject to United States jurisdiction," "exclusion of a person’s alien corporate officers from the United States," and "any other measures authorized by law," among other provisions, according to the White House.
The Epoch Times has reached out to Michigan's Secretary of State's office and Antrim County about the Allied Security forensic audit report.