In The Republic Has Been Hacked, The Trumpet argues the dangers of electronic voting. It should be noted that security concerns related to electronic voting did not just appear with the 2020 Presidential election. Those concerns have been voiced by information technology professionals since the idea of electronic voting was first introduced, and their clamor rose when the Diebold machines first started making an appearance and were shown to be vulnerable almost immediately. See for example, CNN’s 2012 article How Secure Is Your Electronic Vote? or Security Week’s 2011 article Man-in-the-Middle Attacks on Voting Machines: Vote Early, Often, and Why Not Vote Remotely? or the New York Time’s 2006 article New Fears of Security Risks in Electronic Voting Systems to name only a few. Numbers computer/software experts gave advice on ways that the industry could increase security, while at the same time providing accountability, anonymity of voter preferences and actual vote, and still provide the ability for the voter to check later that the correct vote was recorded, but the electronic voting industry has thus far failed to heed these concerns.
Almost 245 years ago, America’s founders penned a document proclaiming, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” To secure the God-given rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, our founders devised a system of government where the people elect both senators and congressmen to make laws for the good of the country—and a president to make sure those laws are faithfully executed.
Generations of Americans have fought and died for the freedom of self-government. We have these heroes to thank for the hundreds of free and fair elections held throughout our history. This makes it all the more concerning that our election systems are currently under threat.
Ever since corrupt officials in Broward County, Florida, attempted to steal the 2000 U.S. presidential election, America has been moving away from paper ballots and toward electronic voting machines. This move was supposed to make our elections faster, more accurate and more impartial. In reality, it has removed transparency from our elections and replaced it with trust in scandal-plagued voting technology companies owned by shadowy private equity firms.
Dominion Voting Systems is a technology company that provided equipment to 28 states during the 2020 United States presidential election. This company is now suing key figures who supported President Donald Trump for defamation and $3.9 billion. On January 8, Dominion filed a lawsuit in the federal district court in Washington, D.C., accusing attorney Sidney Powell of “falsely claim[ing] that Dominion had rigged the election.” It seeks more than $1.3 billion in damages from Powell.
Within three weeks of this lawsuit, Dominion filed another defamation suit accusing Rudy Giuliani of spreading a “big lie” that “went viral and deceived millions of people into believing that Dominion had stolen their votes and fixed the election.” It also seeks $1.3 billion in punitive damages from Giuliani.
And on February 22, Dominion sued Mike Lindell, chief executive of MyPillow Inc., for more than $1.3 billion in damages. As with the previous two lawsuits, Dominion claims that Lindell falsely accused their voting machines of stealing the election from Donald Trump. The 115-page complaint cites a number of different statements made by Lindell, including social-media posts, media appearances, and a two-hour film claiming to prove widespread election fraud. This documentary, titled Absolute Proof, claims a Chinese cyberattack played a key role in stealing the 2020 election.
Winning all three lawsuits would get Dominion a sum 39 times its annual revenue!President Trump is no longer in the White House, the radical leftists’ presidential coup d’état is a fait accompli, and Dominion is emboldened to characterize these claims as a giant $3.9 billion lie. Yet neither Powell nor Giuliani nor Lindell seem deterred. So why are they so confident?
Giuliani said, “Dominion’s defamation lawsuit for $1.3 billion will allow me to investigate their history, finances and practices fully and completely. The amount being asked for is, quite obviously, intended to frighten people of faint heart. It is another act of intimidation by the hate-filled left wing to wipe out and censor the exercise of free speech, as well as the ability of lawyers to defend their clients vigorously. As such, we will investigate a countersuit against them for violating these constitutional rights.” Lindell told the Associated Press that he welcomed the lawsuit and was confident the discovery process would prove him right: “You bring it on, Dominion, because I want everybody to see.”
The irony of Dominion’s lawsuits is that they could give Donald Trump’s team an opportunity they have been denied: the chance to prove, in court, a conspiracy to steal America’s presidency.
The former director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Chris Krebs, has assured the American people that the 2020 presidential elections were “the most secure in American history.” Yet there is no way for his statement to be true. Electronic voting machines produced by companies like Dominion Voting Systems have made elections easier to rig than ever before.
For most of American history, votes were counted by hand or with a mechanical adding machine. That made America’s elections hard to rig. Any attempt to steal an election necessarily had to involve collaboration between hundreds of operatives spread throughout voting precincts across the nation. Only in instances where the election was virtually a tie (like in the 2000 U.S. presidential election between George Bush and Al Gore) could stolen or disputed votes in a small number of counties make a difference.
But now, more than 90 percent of voters use machines manufactured by only three companies: Dominion Voting Systems, Election Systems & Software, and Hart InterCivic. That means malfunctioning—or malicious—hardware or software in the machines these companies produce could dramatically change the results of an election—and it would only take a small number of people to pull off such a heist.
In December 2019, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Mark Pocan wrote to Staple Street Capital Group llc regarding Dominion Voting Systems. Their open letter stated:
We are particularly concerned that secretive and “trouble-plagued companies,” owned by private equity firms and responsible for manufacturing and maintaining voting machines and other election administration equipment, “have long skimped on security in favor of convenience,” leaving voting systems across the country “prone to security problems.” … Election security experts have noted for years that our nation’s election systems and infrastructure are under serious threat. … Moreover, even when state and local officials work on replacing antiquated machines, many continue to “run on old software that will soon be outdated and more vulnerable to hackers.”
Dominion and other companies have responded to allegations that their machines could be remotely hacked by insisting that none of their devices are connected to the Internet during voting. But a senior technical adviser at the election security advocacy group National Election Defense Coalition told nbc News on January 10 that he had already found over 35 voting systems that were online during the 2020 presidential election. And Finnish data-security expert Harri Hursti is warning that many voting machines have modems or other forms of network connectivity that transmit data that a talented and determined hacker could intercept. And this doesn’t include the fact that putting the machines online after voting has ended still exposes the counting process to hacking.
Hursti was featured in Hacking Democracy, a 2006 Emmy-nominated documentary where he exposes previously unknown backdoors in the software of voting machines made by Diebold Election Systems. After this documentary was released, Diebold changed its name to Premier Election Solutions. Then, in 2009, Election Systems and Software purchased Premier and sold its primary assets to Dominion.
A spokesman for Dominion told the Wall Street Journal that the weaknesses Hursti uncovered were fixed in 2012. But Hursti says he tested the updated software and found it too was vulnerable. In the 2020 hbo documentary Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America’s Elections, Hursti demonstrated in a mock election that by modifying a few lines of code on a Dominion machine’s removable memory card, he could alter the results. So the question is not: Could Dominion machines be used to rig the election? The question is: Were Dominion machines used to rig the election?
The Data Integrity Group is a group of scientists, engineers and machine-learning specialists who are checking whether votes were stolen digitally during the 2020 presidential election. On Dec. 30, 2020, group member Lynda McLaughlin, along with data scientists Justin Mealey and Dave Lobue, testified before the Georgia Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Elections that at least 30,593 votes were digitally removed from one candidate, and another 12,173 votes were digitally switched from one candidate to the other. The candidate who benefited from this fraud? Joe Biden. Based on information published on the Dominion Voting Systems website, the voting machines Georgia uses are manufactured by Dominion.“[W]e actually have fraud that we can prove in this election,” said Mealey, a former programmer for the National Counterterrorism Center. “There was fraud in Georgia’s election; we can prove it with data. The voting will of the people of Georgia is not reflected in what was certified by the secretary of state.”
Since Biden won Georgia by only 11,779 votes according to the official count, just the 12,173 switch votes that the Data Integrity Group is talking about would have been enough to steal the state.
The story was the same in Pennsylvania. An analysis by the Data Integrity Group obtained by the Epoch Times found that 432,116 votes were digitally removed from President Trump’s total in Pennsylvania. In the official count, Biden won Pennsylvania by 81,660 votes. In reality, Biden lost by hundreds of thousands.
Dr. Peter Navarro, an economist who served as President Trump’s director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, has chronicled 136,155 voting machine irregularities in Georgia, 195,755 machine irregularities in Michigan, and 143,379 machine irregularities in Pennsylvania. He does not specify whether these irregularities favored Donald Trump or Joe Biden, but in the third volume of his study, Dr. Navarro highlights that the “margin of error” in these states is much higher than Biden’s margin of victory.
It’s a fact: It is possible that Dominion machines were used to steal the election from President Trump!
As Harri Hursti pointed out in Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America’s Elections, hacking voting machines is cyberwarfare against America that foreign nation-states or lone wolf actors could carry out. Some security analysts, such as former National Security Agency analyst Kirk Wiebe, are even warning that operatives within the U.S. government could have hacked the election to force President Trump from office.
The idea that agents of the U.S. government would hack their own country’s elections sounds shocking, yet a sobering Bible prophecy reveals that this level of corruption will exist in the end time. The Prophet Isaiah wrote, “Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment” (Isaiah 1:4-6).
As Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry explains in his book Ezekiel—The End-Time Prophet, these verses mean that America’s power structures are terminally ill from top to bottom. The government agents are sick; the legislators are sick; the judges are sick; the financiers are sick; the inventors are sick; even the executives counting our votes are sick. This is why a clique of shadowy technology executives is picking our leaders. The sins of the people have allowed sickness and corruption to fill our government until there is no soundness left in it.
Yet another prophecy on Amos 7 reveals that God will pass by end-time Israel (which consists of the United States and Britain primarily) one last time so that people have a chance to repent of the spiritual sickness that has led to so much corruption in government. “And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more: And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword” (Amos 7:8-9).
In his article “Why I Believe Donald Trump Is Still Coming Back,” Mr. Flurry explained that President Trump is an end-time type of King Jeroboam ii, which means God is going to pass by America one last time. God will temporarily spare America from punishment, saving it by the hand of Donald Trump (2 Kings 14:26-27).
President Trump is going to regain power in America, possibly by exposing massive election fraud. “God is invested in this,” Mr. Flurry wrote. “I still believe He is about to do some massive exposing of how the election was stolen and other crimes the radical left is committing.” The legal battles on the horizon between Dominion and President Trump’s legal team may be the way much of this corruption is exposed!