The Diebold AccuVote-TS voting machine
A recent hand recount in the Rockingham District 7 NH House Race in Windham, New Hampshire, found that the Dominion-owned voting machines shorted EVERY REPUBLICAN by roughly 300 votes.
The Dominion machine counted results were wrong for all 4 Republicans in Windham by almost exactly 300 votes or roughly 6% of their votes.
Granite Grok reported:
The Town of Windham used Dominion machines to count paper ballots and upon a believable hand recount, it was confirmed each Republican was machine-cheated out of roughly 300 votes.
You would think this would have been solved by the Dominion machine company, the Secretary of State, the Elections Unit of the AG’s Office, or the laughable Ballot Law Commission. (Kathy Sullivan, d (Term expires July 1, 2024)
Just like every other state that used machines that alter ballot counts in favor of one political party over another – here we are.
Dominion Voting Systems owns the intellectual property of the AccuVote machines used in New Hampshire.
This should not be a surprise.
A previous study found that the Diebold AccuVote-TS Voting Machines are highly unreliable and susceptible to fraud.
From reader Bryan:
I saw your article. I knew that a single random voting district in New Hampshire was going to be analyzed, “to prove that there had not been any voting improprieties.” It was a promise made to a Republican poll watcher. That was in December. I did not know which one would be studied or when but I knew that they were going to look at a Dominion AccuVote machine. So I tried to find if anyone had ever examined the machines previously. Pay dirt! I’m still waiting to see if the state of New Hampshire will disclose the machine model and vintage year of manufacture, but here is what I found. I think you will find it interesting. The researchers have quite a pedigree.
A study performed on the Diebold AAccuVote-TS machines in 2006 found that the voting machines were able to easily steal votes. Anyone who has physical access to a voting machine, or to a memory card that will later be inserted into a machine, can install said malicious software using a simple method that takes as little as one minute.
The main findings of our study are:
- Malicious software running on a single voting machine can steal votes with little risk of detection. The malicious software can modify all of the records, audit logs, and counters kept by the voting machine, so that even careful forensic examination of these records will find nothing amiss. We have constructed demonstration software that carries out this vote-stealing attack.
- Anyone who has physical access to a voting machine, or to a memory card that will later be inserted into a machine, can install said malicious software using a simple method that takes as little as one minute. In practice, poll workers and others often have unsupervised access to the machines.
- AccuVote-TS machines are susceptible to voting-machine viruses—computer viruses that can spread malicious software automatically and invisibly from machine to machine during normal pre- and post-election activity. We have constructed a demonstration virus that spreads in this way, installing our demonstration vote-stealing program on every machine it infects. Our demonstration virus spreads via the memory cards that poll workers use to transfer ballots and election results, so it propagates even if the machines are not networked.
- While some of these problems can be eliminated by improving Diebold’s software, others cannot be remedied without replacing the machines’ hardware. Changes to election procedures would also be required to ensure security.
The details of our analysis appear below, in the main body of this paper.