VINDICATION AT LAST!!!!
NOW CVR's are PUBLIC RECORD?
We have NEWS! BIG NEWS. HUGE NEWS.
The dam created to hide the truth by ES&S, the SOS office, and the offices of your county auditors at the advice of their State’s Attorneys is breaking. We have pushed so hard for so long that cracks in the dam developed. Every county commission meeting or BOE meeting we attended, every event you hosted, every post on social media, every bill we testified for in the legislature, every single thing we did made cracks in the dam. Lots of cracks. Those cracks have formed a gaping hole and now the water is gushing out. There is no going back; the dam is collapsing as we speak.
Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we?
From our post on June 22, 2023:
Our group has been in search of the audit trail for our election system since 2021. To date, we have not been provided any decrypted cast vote records (the audit trail) and only a few machine audit logs.
First we were told they don't exist.
Then we were told our machines don't make them.
Then we were told our machines make them, but we the people can’t have them.
Then we were told they are proprietary information and will reveal a voter.
Not a single auditor in the state knew what a cast vote record was. Not one.
The transcript of the ES&S Task Force meeting revealed in ES&S executive’s own words:
1) YES, their machines make CVRS.
2) The CVRs are not proprietary
3) The CVRS do NOT identify a voter
4) The CVRS are ALWAYS 100% AVAILABLE
5) ES&S has never said to anyone in South Dakota that the CVRS are not available. (election officials, you just got thrown under the bus here)
6) The COUNTY OWNS THE DATA (election officials, you just got thrown under the bus here too, and this directly contradicts the email guidance you just got from them strongly suggesting you do not give out the audit logs and if you do, to be sure to let ES&S redact it first!!) https://t.me/sdcanvasschannel/2422 https://t.me/sdcanvasschannel/2408
7) No one knows why the ballot image function was shut off in SD. This is not against the law as the SOS office has been saying for years.
Then on July 24, 2023 we shared this:
UNDERSTAND THIS: If our machines are able to tie a voter to their ballot, they are out of compliance with state law, which mandates a secret ballot, and therefore are illegally disclosing how a voter voted. SO, IF our machines do this, which they don't, then they are illegal and must be brought to the trash heap immediately.
SECONDLY: If the audit trail for our elections is proprietary, this is not an election conducted in a free society, a representative republic. It is a state sponsored communist (s)election. NO election with a hidden audit trail where citizens are sued for asking questions, requesting transparency, and demanding the audit trail will EVER be TRUSTED.
On November 2, 2023 we explained how the state and county officials have been relying on and defending false information.
We currently still have a lawsuit for the Cast Vote Records and Audit Logs; and the counties are currently still expending huge sums of taxpayer money to continue to defend hiding public records from us. Although, after today, any Attorney with any common sense at all would see the writing on the wall.
We received word from Davison County that the Auditor had made comments in the commission meeting on Tuesday about making the CVR’s public. We wondered where that was coming from.
And then the mother of all bombshells was dropped.
The Secretary of State’s Office has drastically changed their position on Cast Vote Records. Senate Bill 48 dropped today.
An Emergency Act to Make the CVR’s PUBLIC RECORD. What???? We thought you said they didn’t exist?
(Line 18 and 19 are out of compliance with EAC standards so this will have to change. This is federal election material. Capturing it is a requirement, deleting it is a crime.)
HOLD ON FOLKS, this gets EVEN BETTER.
We received correspondence this afternoon pertaining to our lawsuit that Monae Johnson suggests that the counties POST THEM ONLINE, and that the State is going to TURN ON the ballot imaging function that has been mysteriously turned off for years. (which is also very unusual and NOT EAC recommended.)
From the ES&S Task Force Transcript:
(ES&S Executive): “Just so we're all on the same page, I just want to point out that when you cast a ballot to an ES&S tabulator, two items are created. One is a ballot image. The other is a cast vote record. They are two separate entities. They are not merged together. They do not exist together, but they relate to one another. They're tied together, but they are two separate documents. All right? And since we don't capture images in South Dakota, when you try to bring in the software to look at that image, it simply says, "No image available," because that image was not captured. The cast vote record is a hundred percent, always available.”
MR. OMEL (ES&S): “The setting, the default setting is to capture images. We have to go through extra effort to turn it off, so you're actually doing us a favor. And I don't think there's an official declaration that needs to be submitted.”
The cast vote record has always been 100 percent available. The ballot imaging function has nothing to do with the fact that all ES&S tabulators have ALWAYS MADE CVR’S, ALWAYS RECORDED CVR’S, AND THOSE RECORDS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PUBLIC. (Every single carbon copy, verbatim, identical denial letter issued by every single county was 100% wrong.)
A heads up to the 62 counties with no Electionware System - You might want to consider purchasing it ASAP if you plan to use machines, or be prepared to defend your position of running an electronic election out of compliance with EAC standards. The EAC Guide can be found HERE for those of your reading this. All 140 pages are pertinent information.
The submission of this Senate Bill is an admission of guilt. It’s an admission of the existence of CVR’s, the public nature of the records, and proof positive that our relentless pursuit of the TRUTH absolutely made this happen. There is just no way that the counties can in good faith possibly continue to waste taxpayer money defending their lies anymore.
If our group had not researched and found the truth and proclaimed it from the roof tops, if the ES&S transcript had not been produced, if the Minnehaha County ES&S meeting had not been recorded, if our group had given up, do you think the State would have done a 180 on the status quo? You be the judge.
Tonight, the vindication we feel is overwhelming. Victory is coming. We thank God for sustaining us in this most exhausting endeavor we’ve ever taken.
James 1:12 “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
Psalm 57 “Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.
2 I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me.
3 He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me—God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.
4 I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts—men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.
6 They spread a net for my feet—I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path—but they have fallen into it themselves.
7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.
8 Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.
9 I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.”
“In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell
“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” Winston Churchill