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'Those who intend to do wrong ... certainly can'
Election officials from a small county in Georgia are arguing they can prove the much-maligned Dominion Voting Systems machines used in several battleground states during the 2020 election are fraught with security risks.
What are the details?
In a pair of videos posted on YouTube Wednesday, Coffee County elections supervisor Misty Martin appeared to demonstrate how, with relative ease, the machines can be used to wrongfully tabulate votes in a range of ways — such as to scan the same ballots multiple times, switch votes, or even fill out blank ballots.
"So there's my blank ballot that I want to adjudicate, and I'm going to vote for Doug Collins ... and I just counted that vote," Martin said on the video, showing other election officials how someone could allegedly scan a blank ballot into the system and then proceed to fill it out in adjudication.
Earlier in the recording, Martin showed how a batch of ballots could allegedly be scanned through the system and accepted more than once. She also demonstrated how an election worker could view a filled-out ballot in adjudication and, from there, switch votes from one candidate to another.
Dominion Voting Machine Flaws -- 2020 Election Coffee County, Georgia Video 1youtu.be
Dominion Voting Machine Flaws -- 2020 Election Coffee County, Georgia Video 2youtu.be
At one point, the camera was taken outside of Martin's office in order to demonstrate the perspective of a poll observer watching the process. The officials conclude that someone watching from that distance would not be able to adequately assess what was happening.
As the second video concludes, you can hear someone say, "It works fine for honest people ... those who intend to do wrong, though ... certainly can."
In the videos, election officials do not allege that widespread fraud occurred in Coffee County, rather they point to the potential for fraud in any county where the Dominion voting machines were used.
It should be noted that officials in the video appeared to be running tests with the ballots and not actually counting them toward 2020 election totals. Whether the system has the same security settings for tests and official counts was not immediately clear.
TheBlaze attempted to contact Martin several times for more information about the tests but has not yet received a reply.
Dominion has denied that any ballot manipulation occurred during the 2020 election. A spokesperson for the company, Michael Steel, told Fox News in November that it was "physically impossible" to switch votes on the machines. That statement would appear to be misleading if what Martin demonstrates in the video is true.
Steel also alleged that if any electronic interference occurred, it would be found out when cross-referenced with printed ballots.
Coffee County, as of Thursday, had refused to certify the results of its electronic recount. County officials claimed in a letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger that they could not certify the electronic recount numbers given their "inability to repeatably duplicate creditable election results."
Raffensperger has since launched an investigation into the county and certified the statewide results given the fact that the discrepancy of votes in the county was not large enough to change the outcome of the election.
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