by Sharon Rondeau
(Dec. 16, 2020) — Very early Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted the apparent headline, “Study: Dominion Machines shifted 2-3% of Trump Votes to Biden. Far more votes than needed to sway election.”
The exact quote also appeared on Trump’s Facebook campaign page. On Wednesday morning The Post & Email was unable to find an article by that name, but an internet search thIS afternoon yielded an article at the Skagit County Republican County’s website sourced to The Epoch Times.
The original article, designated “Premium” but available with a free subscription due to the high level of public interest, is titled, “Fraud Analyst Finds Average of 2 to 3 Percent Shift for Biden in Counties That Used Dominion.”
Dated December 15, 2020, it begins, “A man who’s made a living developing fraud detection algorithms has discovered a curious phenomenon: Counties that started using Dominion Voting Systems machines have on average moved by 2 to 3 points to the Democrat presidential candidate from the Republican compared to counties that didn’t adopt the machines.”
In a referenced blog post at his website, Fraudspotters, analyst Ben Turner wrote:
Statistical analysis of past presidential races supports the view that in 2020, in counties where Dominion Machines were deployed, the voting outcomes were on average (nationwide) approximately 1.5% higher for Joe Biden and 1.5% lower for Donald Trump after adjusting for other demographic and past voting preferences. Upon running hundreds of models, I would say the national average effect appears to be somewhere between 1.0% and 1.6%.
For Dominion to have switched the election from Trump to Biden, it would have had to have increased Biden outcomes (with a corresponding reduction in Trump outcomes) by 0.3% in Georgia, 0.6% in Arizona, 2.1% in Wisconsin, and 2.5% in Nevada. The apparent average “Dominion Effect” is greater than the margin in Arizona and Georgia, and close to the margin for Wisconsin and Nevada. It is not hard to picture a scenario where the actual effect in Wisconsin and Nevada was greater than the national average and would have changed the current reported outcome in those two states.
Assuming the “Dominion Effect” is real, it is possible that an audit of these machines would overturn the election.
Turner, whose company specializes in detecting and preventing insurance fraud, scrutinized the use of Dominion machines in the United States during presidential-election years beginning in 2008, when only New York State used them widely, according to Turner’s source, VerifiedVoting.org.
On Monday, the Arizona senate issued two subpoenas for all Dominion voting machines used last month in Maricopa County, with analysis to include “a scanned ballot audit, to collect an electronic ballot image cast for all mail-in ballots counted in the November 2020 general election” and “a full forensic audit of ballot tabulation equipment, the software for that equipment and the election management system used in the 2020 general election,” a statement from the Arizona State Senate Republican Caucus reads.
On Monday in Michigan, a report authored by co-founder of Allied Security Operations Group (ASOG) Russell James Ramsland, was released publicly claiming that an error rate of which Dominion and the media refuted.
Slightly over a week ago, Ramsland provided a sworn affidavit in a Michigan lawsuit filed at the U.S. Supreme Court by Atty. Sidney Powell claiming an anomaly of “nearly 290,000 more ballots” than voting machines could have processed in the time frame in question.
For weeks, Powell, who has launched a long-term election integrity effort, has claimed that the Dominion machines, paired with Smartmatic software, were “created to throw elections,” citing a former Venezuelan military officer who attested to having witnessed the initial plan at the bidding of then-Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.
Dominion and Smartmatic have denied the claims.