President Donald Trump recently tweeted that a new report shows that Dominion voting software used in 28 states was used to delete or flip 2.7 million Trump votes nationwide. Is this the smoking gun that will overturn the apparent Biden win and land Trump another term – or is it all just smoke and mirrors?
In his tweet, the president writes:
“REPORT: DOMINION DELETED 2.7 MILLION TRUMP VOTES NATIONWIDE. DATA ANALYSIS FINDS 221,000 PENNSYLVANIA VOTES SWITCHED FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP TO BIDEN. 941,000 TRUMP VOTES DELETED. STATES USING DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS SWITCHED 435,000 VOTES FROM TRUMP TO BIDEN.”
We got the first inkling that something might be seriously amiss a few days after the election when a manual recount in the small Michigan county of Antrim showed that a “glitch” in the Dominion voting software changed 6000 votes from Trump to Biden.
This incidence has been disputed by the mainstream media, which claim that the software counted correctly but reported incorrectly to the central database. The result is highly significant because the software is used in more than 40 Michigan counties. A similar glitch statewide would be sufficient to flip Michigan from Trump to former Vice President Joe Biden. The Dominion software is also used in over 30 states, including disputed swing states. Any veracity to Trump’s claim would amount to “widespread and significant election fraud” and could substantially affect the outcome.
As of writing, the report is unavailable. However, MIT scientist Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai has performed data analysis of the election in the four largest counties in Michigan and found what he claims is significant, unequivocal evidence of systematic, algorithmic meddling with the votes.
Most voters in America vote the same party down-ballot. That is, if you vote for Biden, you are likely to also select Democratic Party candidates for other offices. However, Dr. Ayyadurai found that as the number of Republican voters went up, so did the number of ballots on which Biden was the only Democrat chosen. Yet in precincts with up to 20% Republican support, Trump typically got 10% more votes than the straight Republican ballots. That means that some Democrats were voting for Trump, but not other GOP candidates.
On the other hand, in the most Republican precincts – those with 80% support for the GOP – Trump got typically only 55% of the votes – 25% less than the other Republican candidates. Dr. Ayyadurai believes the pattern is highly predictable, highly structured, and that this is evidence of an algorithmic interference. For it to be a legitimate trend, Trump would have to be less desirable to many Republicans while being seen as a better choice than Biden by Democrats.
Fraud or Foreign Interference?
Would a similar pattern nationwide prove that there was widespread election meddling – or that, for some reason, Democrats voted for Trump and Republicans voted for Biden? Even if it is evidence of fraud, that wouldn’t automatically implicate the Democratic Party or Dominion. The culprit could be Russia, China, or some other foreign adversary for all we know.
In any case, the claim should be taken seriously and audited by independent experts. This year has delivered yet another drama, and the election is far from over.
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