An elections supervisor in Coffee County, Georgia, demonstrated in recent videos posted online how Dominion Voting Systems voting software allows votes to be changed through an “adjudication” process. The process allows the operator to add vote marks to a scanned ballot as well as invalidate vote marks already on the ballot.
Adjudication should only serve to resolve issues of voters marking ballots incorrectly, such as filling the bubbles in a way that doesn’t clearly show who he or she voted for. Yet it appears a substantial number of ballots went through that process, at least in some Georgia counties. As the Coffee County supervisor, Misty Martin, showed, the system can be set to allow adjudication of all scanned ballots, even blank ones, and effectively allow the operator to vote those ballots.
December 10, 2020
How Dominion Software Allows Changing, Adding Votes
The article makes it sounds like tampering with the vote is fairly easy and perhaps undetectable.
After thinking about this problem for all of 30 seconds… If I were writing the software for this feature it would print out a copy of the original ballot with the adjudicated vote indicated, a GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) and a hash of votes and the GUID. The GUID and hash would be stored in the database with the other vote results. This would make an audit relatively easy and resistant to tampering.
Perhaps they did that or even something far better. But the article doesn’t indicate that. Concerns such as this need to be investigated.—Joe]