Category Archives: ACTIONS

fraction-magic-1

Fraction Magic – Part 1: Votes are being counted as fractions instead of as whole numbers

By | COMPANIES, ELECTIONS INDUSTRY, MAKE AND MODEL, RESEARCH | No Comments

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…

Read More
fraction-magic-2

Fraction Magic — Part 2: Context, Background, Deeper, Worse

By | COMPANIES, ELECTIONS INDUSTRY, MAKE AND MODEL, RESEARCH | No Comments

2 — Totals dropping mid-count; poll tapes don’t match; missing single-votes like round-off errors; e-mails from programmers; and voters being personally “weighted” for unequal value — In August 2014 Bennie Smith was approached by a number of candidates who insisted that their elections had been stolen. He disagreed with the group and offered to look into how the system works….

Read More
fraction-magic-3

Fraction Magic – Part 3: Proof of code

By | COMPANIES, ELECTIONS INDUSTRY, MAKE AND MODEL, RESEARCH | No Comments

3 – Programming to treat votes as decimals – The term “DOUBLE” means to store and process numbers with “double precision floating points” – in other words, to enable large numbers of decimal values. In contrast, the term “INT” instructs the program to treat numbers as whole integers. Source Code: Below are clips from GEMS source code showing that it…

Read More
fraction-magic-4

Fraction Magic – Part 4: Presidential race in an entire state switched in four seconds

By | COMPANIES, ELECTIONS INDUSTRY, MAKE AND MODEL, RESEARCH | No Comments

4 – Proof of Concept: Election Night Results – We used the GEMS fractional vote feature to alter an actual statewide vote database, rewriting all the polling place votes in the state of Alaska for the 2004 presidential election to change the outcome. This database was obtained by the Alaska Democratic Party in 2006 pursuant to a court order. Below is…

Read More
fraction-magic-5

Fraction Magic — Part 5: Masters of the Universe

By | COMPANIES, ELECTIONS INDUSTRY, MAKE AND MODEL, RESEARCH | No Comments

5 – Precision control to weight results – Using the GEMS “double” configuration, users can control election results using amazingly accurate vote percentages. We demonstrate this by assigning vote percentages using a children’s letter-number cipher. A=1, B=2, C=3, etc. For example, H=8 and A=1 so 81.8181% is “hahaha.” We helped Bush/Cheney dominate Alaska’s Cheney Lakes, assigning 38.514525% of the votes, spelling…

Read More
caucus-integrity

Caucus Integrity

By | OBSERVATION | No Comments

A caucus is an election style where participants come together in a meeting to first discuss, then vote. The process is more transparent than most U.S. elections because you can see who can vote, who did vote, observe the vote count, and (hopefully) observe the chain of custody. With caucuses, chain of custody has been a weak area. Sometimes party…

Read More
role-models-wide

About Role Models

By | ACTIONS, ROLE MODELS | No Comments

A role model is a person who leads by example. Because elections are multi-faceted, people with different kinds of expertise can become highly effective using their own unique skill set. Being a role model does not require wealth or a powerful position; anybody from the community has the potential to become an outstanding election integrity role model. “Never doubt that…

Read More
advocacy-wide

About Advocacy

By | ACTIONS, ADVOCACY | No Comments

Advocacy aims to influence decisions, engaging in a series of actions to change “what is” into a “what should be.” There are several approaches to advocacy. SEE ADVOCACY EXAMPLES   Advocacy strategies can: – Question the way policy is administered – Open up space for public argumentation. – Influence agendas by raising significant issues – Target political systems that are…

Read More
observation-wide

About Election Observation

By | ACTIONS, OBSERVATION | No Comments

Election observation helps to assess the fairness, transparency, and lawful conduct of an election process. Observers do not interfere, and while they do not directly prevent electoral fraud, they may act as a deterrent. • The primary function of election observation is to record and report problems with election integrity. • It’s important to observe the entire process — before,…

Read More
organizing-wide

About Organizing

By | ACTIONS, ORGANIZING | No Comments

Organizing to achieve better election integrity involves coming together into a group, or social network, that acts in shared interest. In general, connecting with and building a network amplifies power. • Organizing can aim to create a durable organization, or it can be less formal and more temporary in character. • Organizing can promote consensus building, which may be viewed…

Read More