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Georgia SOS: Voting Machine Audit Shows No Sign of Foul Play

Raffensperger said Tuesday that an audit of a random sample of machines confirmed no hack or tamper. “Pro V&V found no evidence of the machines being tampered.”

This is a press release from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office – Tuesday, November 17, 2020 @ 1:30 P.M.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger last week ordered Pro V&V, a U.S. Election Assistance Commission certified testing laboratory, to do an audit of a random sample of machines to confirm no hack or tamper: “Pro V&V found no evidence of the machines being tampered.”

“We are glad but not surprised that the audit of the state’s voting machines was an unqualified success,” said Secretary Raffensperger. “Election security has been a top priority since day one of my administration. We have partnered with the Department of Homeland Security, the Georgia Cyber Center, Georgia Tech security experts, and wide range of other election security experts around the state and country so Georgia voters can be confident that their vote is safe and secure.”

Pro V&V, based in Huntsville, Alabama is a U.S. Election Assistance Commission-certified Voting System Test Laboratory (VSTL), meaning the lab is “qualified to test voting systems to Federal standards.” VSTL certification is provided for under the Help America Votes Act of 2002. Pro V&V’s accreditation by the USEAC was also recommended by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the U.S. government’s physical science laboratory dedicated to creating standards and measures that would help America be the leading science innovator in the world. NIST contributes regularly to the development of cybersecurity and elections security standards for the U.S. and the world.

Pro V&V conducted an audit of a random sample of Dominion Voting Systems voting machines throughout the state using forensic techniques, including equipment from Cobb, Douglas, Floyd, Morgan, Paulding, and Spalding Counties. ICP (precinct ballot scanners), ICX (ballot marking devices), and ICC (central absentee ballot scanners) components were all subject to the audit. In conducting the audit, Pro V&V extracted the software or firmware from the components to check that the only software or firmware on the components was certified for use by the Secretary of State’s office. The testing was conducted on a Pro V&V laptop independent of the system.

According to the Pro V&V audit, all of the software and firmware on the sampled machines was verified to be the software and firmware certified for use by the Office of the Secretary of State. Coupled with the risk-limiting audit of all paper ballots relying solely on the printed text of the ballots, these steps confirm the assessment of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency that there are no signs of cyber attacks or election hacking.

Pro VV Memo

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    NELDA SMITH

    November 19, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    #GABRIELSTERLING MOUTHPIECE FOR GA. SECRETARY OF STATE #BRADRAFFENSPERGER OWNS A SOFTWARE COMPANY….NOTHING TO SEE HERE…..THEY WERE BOTH TOO IGNORANT TO CHECK UP ON DOMINION VOTE SYSTEMS MACHINES BEFORE SPENDING 400 MILLION DOLLARS OF OUR GA. TAXPAYER MONEY ON CHEAT MACHINES.

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    NELDA SMITH

    November 19, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    TIRED OF ALL THE LIES. #RESIGNGABRIELSTERLING ; #RESIGNBRADRAFFENSPERGER ; #RESIGNCHRISCARR ; #RESIGNGEOFFDUNCAN ; #RESIGNBRIANKEMP ! WHEN THESE RINOs MADE DEALS WITH STACY ABRAMS, GA. DNC & HILLARY CLINTON’S FAVORITE LAWFIRM PERKINS-COIE , THEY SOLD OUR STATE AND OUR NATION OUT !

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    NELDA SMITH

    November 19, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    AN INVESTIGATION AND AUDIT OF #GABRIELSTERLING ; #BRADRAFFENSPERGER ; #CHRISCARR ; #GEOFFDUNCAN & #BRIANKEMP PERSONAL AND FAMILY MEMBER’S BANK ACCOUNTS & ASSETS SHOULD BE DONE IMMEDIATELY. GEORGIANS WERE SOLD OUT. THE USA WAS SOLD OUT.

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    NELDA SMITH

    November 19, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    KEEP LYING & DENYING #RESIGNBRADRAFFENSPERGER , YOU ONLY MAKE YOURSELF LOOK MORE TREASONOUS AND CROOKEDLY IGNORANT !

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    George Wilson

    November 22, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Two Georgia Republican’s senators prove they are unfit for office

    Ballots cast in this month’s presidential election. They have found errors, but no fraud and nothing that comes close to changing the results: Democratic candidate Joe Biden was the winner of the state’s 16 electoral votes. That makes all the more unforgivable the conduct of Georgia’s two Republican senators in making reckless charges about the integrity of the vote. Their attempts to undermine the election, falling in line with President Trump’s dishonest and anti-democratic machinations, should not be forgotten by Georgia voters when they go to the polls in January for two critical U.S. Senate runoff elections.

    If Democrats win both, they will narrowly control the Senate, and Joe Biden will be able to pursue ambitious legislation on the corona virus, climate change, job creation, taxes and more. If Republicans win either Georgia seat, they will retain Senate control (barring an unlikely change in another state’s vote totals), and Biden will need one or more Republican votes to pass any bill.
    They were almost uniformly unwilling to work with Presidents Bill Clinton or Barack Obama on major legislation, dealing with taxes, the climate, health care, economic stimulus and more. Obama offered various compromises — like market-based systems to expand health insurance or combat climate change — and still could not win Republican votes. The situation has been more nuanced with congressional Democrats during Republican
    Maybe Biden will somehow prove more adept at finding Republican votes than Obama or Clinton. More likely, though, the elections in Georgia will shape Washington for at least the next two years.
    Some of the most important legislation in this country’s history, including Social Security and early civil rights legislation, emerged when one party controlled both Congress and the White House. Georgia voters have an opportunity to enable another period of tangible progress. Their alternative is to reward two politicians conspiring to groundlessly undermine faith in American democracy.

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