Talk Nation Radio: Jonathan Simon on How Machines May Have Counted Our Votes Wrong

Jonathan Simon is author of CODE RED: Computerized Election Theft and The New American Century. He serves as Executive Director of Election Defense Alliance (, a nonprofit organization founded in 2006 to restore observable vote counting and electoral integrity as the basis of American democracy. In addition to CODE RED, Dr. Simon has published, both individually and in collaboration, numerous papers related to various aspects of election forensics and election integrity. We discuss the counting of votes in last week’s U.S. elections.

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  • Oct 31, 2016 Fraction Magic – Detail Version

    A real-time demo of the most devastating election theft mechanism yet found, with context and explanation. Demonstration uses a real voting system and real vote databases and takes place in seconds across multiple jurisdictions.

  • Bev

    Thank you for presenting Johnathan Simon’s important work. Hillary Clinton, Obama, Sanders, Stein, Johnson, Senate Democrats and everyone should acknowledge these methods to subvert our Democracy, then flip and testify to save our Democracy. Even though Clinton benefited from these same methods and machines during the primaries, she was undone by them in the general election. She probably had knowledge, but not control. She now owes the right wing nothing and should recover Democracy:
    Sidney Blumenthal: “Cabal Of Right-Wing FBI Agents” Took Down Hillary In A “Coup D’Etat” by Tyler Durden

    weeks/months of the Hillary campaign bashing Trump for “irresponsibly”
    questioning the legitimacy of the election process, Clinton-insider,
    Sydney Blumenthal, is apparently making the media rounds in Europe
    attributing her loss to a “coup d’etat” organized by “a cabal of
    right-wing agents of the FBI in the New York office attached to Rudy

    “It was the result of a cabal of right-wing agents
    of the FBI in the New York office attached to Rudy Giuliani, who was a
    member of Trump’s campaign.”

    “I think it’s not unfair to call it a coup. Yeah, a coup d’etat.”
    Hillary Clinton Tells Donors It’s Comey’s Fault She Lost

    following article by Cliff Arnebeck confirms Clinton’s and Blumenthal’s
    assessment, but it applies to their theft during the primaries. It is
    also accurate for the theft of the general election, present and past.

    if everyone knows, and we acknowledge the primary theft to
    address the general election theft, we can get rid of those right wing controlled voting
    machines, and stop the purging of registration rolls, long lines for minorities, and a
    complicit media who force exit polls to conform to fraudulent voting
    machine counts, and then we recover our Democracy. Our future will be much better for
    our kids if we do this for them now.
    Attorney Cliff Arnebeck Lays Out Details Implicating Rove, Borgia and Comey
    July 24, 2016 electionnightmares
    Tags: Cliff Arnebeck, James Comey, Karl Rove, Stanley Borgia

    letter from Attorney Cliff Arnebeck that is BEYOND ANYTHING you’ve
    probably ever read about the rigging of elections in the US. permission
    to release it is in the last line of the letter.

    I warn you, it
    is probably the most shocking expose you will ever read- and most people
    cannot wrap their heads around the level of corruption in the US. You
    may have to “come up to speed” to learn about Mike Connell, who is
    mentioned. There are movies on Youtube that show what happened to him.

    From Cliff Arnebeck on July 23rd,

    my July 7, 2014 letter to AG Lynch I describe FBI Director Comey as a
    bought and paid for agent of the criminal global corporate cabal engaged
    in the subversion of democracy in the United States:

    “Since July
    17, 2008, when I issued document hold notices for: 1) Karl Rove’s White
    House emails carried over Republican Party private servers at SmarTech
    in Chattanooga, Tennessee and 2) The U.S. Chamber of Commerce documents
    relating to the corruption of the judicial system of the United States
    through its coordination with the Republican Party of illegal corporate
    expenditures, I have been serving in an acting private attorney general
    capacity, in waiting, under the Ohio Corrupt Practices Act. My status
    was “in waiting” because I could not file such empowering litigation
    until we could acquire testimony of the essential cooperating insider
    witness who could bring together the full range of this election
    racketeering conspiracy.

    In our case that essential insider
    witness was Michael Connell, CEO of both NewMedia and GovTech, who was
    Karl Rove’s IT/Web guru for the full scope of his political operations
    before, during and after Rove’s tenure in the White House (2001-2007). I
    took Mike Connell’s deposition on the day before the 2008 Presidential
    much more

    No reason to prevent ballot evidence other than cover up a crime scene:
    BREAKING: Ballot Protection Software On Ohio Voting Machines TURNED OFF!

    This is almost too incredible to believe. The Ohio voting machines now have ballot protection software on every machine. It allows an image to be collected and stored for every ballot cast. New York Times best-selling author Greg Palast is reporting that the protection software has been TURNED OFF on every single Ohio voting machine! After all the chaos that has gone down in Ohio elections, why in God’s name would they turn off the protection software?! Well, you might think, “Maybe it’s an accident.” …NOPE. In fact they were taken to court over it by Bob Fitrakis, and according to Palast, the Republican Secretary of State argued that it would take a MASSIVE effort to turn on the software.

    …But in fact, it’s a simple drop-down menu. The judge ruled in the Secretary of State’s favor. Apparently protecting our vote from fraud is just TOO MUCH TROUBLE.

    To watch my interview with Greg Palast, go here.
    To watch my interview with Bob Fitrakis, go here.

    Keep Fighting,
 Lee Camp

    Fraction Magic – Detailed Vote Rigging Demonstration by Bev Harris

    Q: Does Fraction Magic always use a USB?
    A: No. It can also be on the computer or use remote access

    Q: Why would someone do Fraction Magic?
    A: Contract signing authority. Pay to play. Billions of $$ in local appropriations.

    Q: Who put it there?
    A: According to programmers and court testimony: a convicted felon; 23 counts on previous computer crimes.

    Q: Name?
    A: Jeffrey W. Dean. Previously employed by Bud Krogh, the former head of White House Plumbers unit under Richard Nixon.
    Jeffrey Dean put some other stuff in there too.

    It is not over.:
    Stand up.
    Let’s make it right.
    The Election was Stolen – Here’s How…
    Before a single vote was cast, the election was fixed by GOP and Trump operatives.

    Starting in 2013 – just as the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act – a coterie of Trump operatives, under the direction of Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, created a system to purge 1.1 million Americans of color from the voter rolls of GOP–controlled states.

    The system, called Crosscheck, is detailed in my Rolling Stone report,
    “The GOP’s Stealth War on Voters,” 8/24/2016.

    Crosscheck in action:
    Trump victory margin in Michigan: 13,107
    Michigan Crosscheck purge list: 449,922

    Trump victory margin in Arizona: 85,257
    Arizona Crosscheck purge list: 270,824

    Trump victory margin in North Carolina: 177,008
    North Carolina Crosscheck purge list: 589,393

    On Tuesday, we saw Crosscheck elect a Republican Senate and as President, Donald Trump. The electoral putsch was aided by nine other methods of attacking the right to vote of Black, Latino and Asian-American voters, methods detailed in my book and film, including “Caging,” “purging,” blocking legitimate registrations, and wrongly shunting millions to “provisional” ballots that will never be counted.

    Trump signaled the use of “Crosscheck” when he claimed the election is “rigged” because “people are voting many, many times.” His operative Kobach, who also advised Trump on building a wall on the southern border, devised a list of 7.2 million “potential” double voters—1.1 million of which were removed from the voter rolls by Tuesday. The list is loaded overwhelmingly with voters of color and the poor.
    RED SHIFTS in the Presidential race & in nearly every Senate race in states with exit polls
    By Jonathan Simon

    As I did in 2004 and have done in every federal election since, on election night last week I downloaded the exit poll results as soon as the polls closed and results were posted. As you may know, those exit poll numbers later get changed to match the vote counts. So those initial poll results are crucial, and I have them.

    My comparison between the exit poll results and the announced votecounts is all too familiar: it shows a red shift in the Presidential race and in nearly every Senate race in states where exit polls were conducted. (We call a shift towards Republicans a “red shift,” and a shift toward Democratic candidates a “blue shift.” We are seeing very, very few blue shifts in this election, and none outside the polls’ margin of error.)

    This data calls into question whether or not Trump really won in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida, and Michigan. These six states have a total of 108 electoral votes.

    We’re told that Trump won the Presidency with 290 electoral votes over Clinton’s 228.

    If the exit poll findings are accurate, the numbers should show a Clinton electoral college landslide to go with her popular vote victory. We’d be looking at Trump with 182 electoral votes and Clinton with 336!

    As for the Senate, in three states — Missouri, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, the discrepancy is enough to indicate the wrong candidate may have been declared the winner.

    Reversal of these three elections would change the majority in the Senate from Republican to Democratic.

    Whatever your political beliefs or party affiliation (or independent voter status), these results should concern you. If we expect to be able to change anything through the election process ever again, we cannot afford have an election system where votes are tallied in secret by computer software vulnerable to hacking from outsiders and rigging from insiders.

    Exit polls are the best way we have — and are trusted throughout the world, even by the U.S. government in regards to elections elsewhere — to get an immediate indication of the likelihood of election fraud.
    What can you do about it?

    Help more people get access to this information. Share these two blog posts of mine:

    Exit Polls from November 8 Election Show Patterns Indicating Possible Electronic Election Rigging in Favor of Republicans
    19 Big Myths About Our Elections That the Government and Media Want You to Believe

    • Sign and circulate this petition from demanding an audit of the 2016 Presidential election:
    • Encourage people who want to learn more to purchase CODE RED: Electronic Election Theft and the New American Century. An excerpt is available free at my website.
    • If you’ve already read CODE RED, post a review on Amazon. This will help with the book’s visibility to people beyond the circles of those we know. (Simply click on the “Write a customer review” button here.) Your review can be as short as a few words!)
    • Use your reach, connections and skills where they’ll do the most good. Circulate this information to all of your communities. Reach out to influencers. Be the media.
    • Correct misinformation where you see it. There’s a ton of it out there!
    • Start or get involved with an election integrity/voting rights group in your area or online. Here are a few resources to get you started:
    Leaders in the election integrity movement and related movements are making plans nowfor other responses to this likely fraudulent election. Watch your email box for more information in the coming days.
    Thank you for your interest in electoral integrity.

    Jonathan D. Simon
    Author, CODE RED: Computerized Election Theft and the New American Century
    NEWS! Oct 13, 2016: My advice for this presidential election is for each of the candidates to:

    — Don’t concede. American elections (due to voting machines, early voting, absentee voting, and online military voting) are illegal because there is no effective manner to monitor the election for fraud nor verify the results.
    — Ask for a new election using paper ballots and hand counts.
    — Audit the “official” results anyway. Establish a national online voter audit that includes the voter’s choice for president, plus their name, address, and email (optional) and compare those results to “official” vote tallies by polling places. It’s not perfect, but it encourages people to go public with their votes and demand that their votes are counted accurately. Learn more about “open voting” at VotingSecurity.htm
    — Sue the state governments for holding illegal elections (I tried and failed, but others may have better results).Lynn’s federal lawsuit against non-transparent voting systems (2004-2006)

    VOTING MACHINES: Constitutional Issues, Federal & Case Law

    From July 2, 2004 to April 4, 2006, Lynn Landes challenged the use of voting machines and absentee ballots, citing the lack of public participation and oversight. The defendants were the following: Margaret Tartaglione (Democrat), Chair of the City Commissioners of the City and County of Philadelphia, Pedro A. Cortes (Democrat), Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and John Ashcroft (Republican), the Attorney General of the United States.

    See Supreme Court filing at

    Three Petitions Urging Electors to Make Hillary Clinton President
    Quicklink submitted By Amy Fried, Ph.D.

    The left who want common ground, for the common good, is denied by the machines, while both major parties are pushed further and further right by those right-wing owned voting, scanning, tabulating, machines and registration lists.

    Hillary, Obama, Senate Democrats, and others, flip and testify. If you save Democracy itself, your legacy will be historic. You will deserve to be President. We would help.

    • Bev
      Election Integrity depends on YOU!
      Because of you, recounts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are funded! Next up is Michigan.

      Congratulations on meeting the recount costs for Wisconsin and Pennsylvania! Raising money to pay for the first two recounts so quickly is a miraculous feat and a tribute to the power of grassroots organizing.

      Now that we have completed funding Wisconsin’s recount (where we will file on Friday) and funding Pennsylvania’s recount (due Monday), we will focus on raising the needed funds for Michigan’s recount (due Wednesday). The breakdown of these costs is described below!

      On November 23, the Stein/Baraka Green Party Campaign launched an effort to ensure the integrity of our elections. With your help, we are raising money to demand recounts in these three states where the data suggests a significant need to verify machine-counted vote totals.

      In true grassroots fashion, we’re turning to you, the people, and not big-money corporate donors to make this happen.

      Your immediate support is crucial – Please donate now and share widely.

      Find answers to frequently asked questions.