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

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…
Bev Harris
May 12, 2016
COMPANIESELECTIONS INDUSTRYMAKE AND MODELRESEARCH

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

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.…
Bev Harris
May 12, 2016
COMPANIESELECTIONS INDUSTRYMAKE AND MODELRESEARCH

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

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…
Bev Harris
May 12, 2016
COMPANIESELECTIONS INDUSTRYMAKE AND MODELRESEARCH

Fraction Magic — Part 5: Masters of the Universe

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…
Bev Harris
May 12, 2016
OBSERVATION

Caucus Integrity

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…
Bev Harris
February 1, 2016
ACTIONSROLE MODELS

About Role Models

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…
Bev Harris
December 14, 2015
ACTIONSADVOCACY

About Advocacy

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…
Bev Harris
December 14, 2015
ACTIONSOBSERVATION

About Election Observation

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,…
Bev Harris
December 14, 2015
ACTIONSORGANIZING

About Organizing

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…
Bev Harris
December 14, 2015