UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL CONTEXT, May 13, 2021, at 2:45 p.m. ET: A fact-check by LeadStories indicates some of the claims made by attorney Matthew DePerno in the story below are in dispute. At issue, according to LeadStories, are “the safeguards in place to protect against fraud, including hand counts and audits” and “explanations provided by election officials.”
“Michigan uses paper ballots, which have been preserved, meaning the accuracy of voting machines can be verified. Since the 2020 election, the state completed more than 250 audits, including a hand-tally audit of all the votes cast for president in Antrim County. According to the Michigan secretary of state’s office, ‘every one of them confirmed the integrity and accuracy of the 2020 general election.'”
The original story is here:
A lawyer fighting an election-fraud case in Antrim County, Michigan, has revealed that the voting machines there contained a software program that could have been used to manipulate vote totals.
In fact, lawyer Matthew DePerno said in a podcast interview that with the MySQL program installed on the machines, and them all being linked, someone with access could “do whatever you want.”
DePerno, just a day earlier confirmed in a court hearing that there were 1,061 “phantom votes” in the county during the 2020 presidential election, because while a recount of ballots tallied 15,962, the Michigan secretary of state’s database showed only 14,901 votes were cast.
His latest concerns were raised during an interview with JD Rucker at the NOQ Report.
Rucker said the bombshell that DePerno delivered was that all of the voting machines were connected to each other through an intranet, that itself was not connected to the internet. However, he said a laptop computer with access to the intranet and access to the internet was left on during the Election Night counting.
He explained, “What we’ve seen in Antrim County is that all of the computers in the county are connected on a dedicated network, an intranet. So, remember back when I was coming up as a lawyer, we had email within the office that wasn’t connected to the internet. It was self-contained, an intranet, right, a dedicated email network. They have the same thing in Antrim County even today, a dedicated network where everyone can communicate, but they tell us it’s not connected to the internet.”
But DePerno explained maladjustments in the voting totals could have been done remotely.
“All you need anywhere along that point of any connection is someone to breach the network who has a connection to the internet and they can access everything. And we know in Antrim County on Election Night on November 3rd, that somebody left their computer on with an open VPN port.”
Further, he explained that the MySQL program it not certified for the voting system.
“And you can use that system to manipulate the votes. You can use that system to go right into the Election Management System database and do whatever you want,” he charged.
In the county a previous recount found Trump with 9,749 votes and Biden with 5,959. Across the state, Biden won by only about 150,000.
But Antrim was the county where officials first awarded the win to Biden, later saying that human errors were caught and confirming that Trump won.
And Michigan was one of six battleground states that drew charges of election fraud. Several states suspended counting on Election Night with Trump leading. Hours later, after massive ballot dumps that were nearly 100% for Biden, the Democrat took the lead when counting resumed.
The DePerno interview:
DePerno explained that if fraud is confirmed, the problems begin.
“Fraud, as they say, fraud vitiates everything. It wipes it out. If there is fraud, what happened never happened in terms of the results. So, in Antrim County, our first goal is to ensure that Antrim County is not certified or decertified. It should never have been certified in the first place and I’ll tell you why,” he said.
Rucker called for a full-blown investigation based on the statements from DePerno, who explained the installation of MySQL demonstrates intent to manipulate the database as there is literally no other reason to do this ahead of Election Day and confirmed a laptop was left connected to the system that had internet access.
“Anyone with internet access anywhere in the world, an understanding of MySQL, and a desire to manipulate the vote counts would have been able to do so,” Rucker summarized.
Earlier election officials there identified “glitches” that switched 6,000 Trump votes to Biden initially.
And, the report said, a forensic audit found an error rate of 68.05%, while the Federal Election Commission allows a rate of no more than .0008% for all voting machines.
But then, the report said, “The ballot-adjudication logs and the security logs for the November 3 general election were removed. All log files for previous elections were still contained on the machines, but someone on the inside was able to erase the all-important log files for the 2020 election.”
The pending lawsuit, filed by DePerno representing Antrim resident William Bailey, was the subject of a virtual hearing this week. Election officials are trying to get it thrown out.
Former President Trump endorsed the fight.
“The major Michigan Election Fraud case has just filed a bombshell pleading claiming votes were intentionally switched from President Trump to Joe Biden,” he said in a statement shared by his Save America PAC, the Washington Examiner reported.
“The number of votes is MASSIVE and determinative. This will prove true in numerous other States. All Republicans must UNIFY and not let this happen. If a thief robs a jewelry store of all of its diamonds (the 2020 Presidential Election), the diamonds must be returned. The Fake News media refuses to cover the greatest Election Fraud in the history of our Country. They have lost all credibility, but ultimately, they will have no choice!”
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