Smoking Guns? Part 1 September 2021 Kevin Jensen
I struggled a little…. no, I struggled a lot figuring out how to start this article. “It was a dark and stormy night” came to mind because for many of us it was a dark night. I am going to shed a little light on the 2020 election confusion because our Second Amendment rights and many other liberties are in jeopardy. This is a political opinion story, but it is also about freedom and justice.
As many of you know I am a South Dakota State legislator. I have been the chairman of the House Health and Human Services Committee for the past three years and will be chairman again next session. I have also been the chairman of other state committees a well as a national committee. As a legislator, and more importantly, as a chairman, I would NEVER allow the committee to vote on a bill having heard only the opponent testimony, or conversely only hearing the proponent testimony. Both sides of the issue get equal time, and the committee gets to ask questions of both sides before we vote.
I attended Mike Lindell‘s Cyber Symposium for all three days, from open to close. I did not attend because I am a “right wing conspiracy nut.” I attended because I do not believe both sides were heard. I do not think justice and due process have been served regarding their claims. The claim is that votes in every state were flipped from Trump to Biden.
It was obvious to those who attended the symposium that what they have found deserves a day in court. We keep hearing from one side, the media and liberal politicians, that the 2020 election was “the most secure election in our nation’s history”. That’s how you would spin it if you knew there were laws broken and processes not followed. There are those who say that the courts have already shot down these election fraud accusations and that proves there was no impropriety. That is a twist of the truth. The courts have refused to hear their case stating the plaintiffs have no “standing,” which simply means the ones bringing the case were not in the proper jurisdiction. None of the evidence they laid before us was ever allowed in court. The amount of information the Lindell team produced was impressive to say the least.
This event was heavily covered by the media. In fact, there were over 100 members of the media there with over 20 cameras in the back of the room. I have now witnessed the ugly side of media bias in real time. Occasionally throughout the day, members of the Lindell team would provide Mike with an article to read on stage that was published by the media about things that had just happened that day. I can tell you with certainty the things they were saying in these reports were either totally untrue or a sad twist and exaggeration of what really happened. Unless you were there, you would not know the truth. The only two media organizations I believe that were reporting accurately were One America News (OAN) and Newsmax.
We know beyond any doubt that there were election irregularities and that proper election procedures were NOT followed in many states. Those violations were so blatant that they were even reported by the Main Stream Media (including FOX, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC and others). We also know that more than a few Secretaries of State changed election procedures without authority to do so. This too was reported by most of the media. In all these cases, election officials violated state laws and should be prosecuted. It does not take much intellect to see the failures in our election system, no matter which media outlet you trust.
As citizens we need to be concerned about rogue election officials violating the law and not being challenged. This is a breakdown of the most valuable right we have; selecting our leaders. As a representative republic we must trust the system, or we can trust no one who advances in the election process. It is the basis of our entire system of government.
Before I get into what seems to me to be a potential “smoking gun,” I need to explain a little about my background. Early in my career I was a systems analyst/programmer and eventually worked my way up to being the IT Director for a multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical wholesale company managing multiple data centers. I spent 17 years with this organization. Key to those warehouse operations was system security and the data transfer between divisions and the electronic data interchange with vendors and customers. My point being, I have decades of experience in machine communications.
We have been deluged with media reports of election officials stating, “the voting machines were not connected to the internet.” The same claim has been made in government hearings. Expert after expert telling us they were not connected to the internet. I made an inquiry to the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office asking a series of questions and was told “As you’ll note, our election machines are never connected to the internet,” – hold that thought!
I also asked what type of tabulators are used, make and model, what year were they purchased and if every county used the same brand. In South Dakota, “All 66 counties use Election Systems & Software (ES&S) – there are three tabulating machines that are used, small counties use the DS200, middle size counties use the DS450 tabulator and the large counties use the DS850 tabulator. These were purchased in 2017 & 2019.”
Here is what you need to know. When we are being told that the machines are never on the internet, that may be true in most instances. Maybe in South Dakota that is an accurate statement – BUT WAIT! During the symposium it was revealed that when a Dominion tabulator was examined, installed deep in the system boards was a Telit™ 4g wireless card. There is video proof of them finding the wireless card as the machine was being examined. As you may have already guessed, it is basically a cell phone. To access the tabulators 4g card, you simply need the access number and the password. These “cards,” sometimes referred to as “chips,” were manufactured in Taiwan. You may recall recent stories of Chinese manufactured “spy chips” showing up in some of our military grade equipment so it should not surprise anyone that this could happen in the tabulators. The questions that must be answered are, why do the tabulators have cell phone capability if all they do is count votes and there is no intention of having them on the internet? And what purpose do they serve?
So, what about South Dakota Tabulators used in the 2020 election. A 10-minute Google search revealed troubling information about the tabulators. In an NBC News story from January 10, 2020, by Kevin Monahan, Cynthia McFadden and Didi Martinez, they reported “We found over 35 [voting systems] had been left online and we’re still continuing to find more, Kevin Skoglund, a senior technical advisor at the election security advocacy group National Election Defense Coalition, told NBC News.” Let me remind you this is the mainstream media worried that Russia interfered with the 2016 election.
The story also reports that “The three largest voting manufacturing companies — Election Systems &Software, Dominion Voting Systems and Hart InterCivic — have acknowledged they all put modems in some of their tabulators and scanners. The reason? So that unofficial election results can more quickly be relayed to the public. Those modems connect to cell phone networks, which, in turn, are connected to the internet.” When they say the tabulators are “not connected to the internet” they are not being totally honest.
Interestingly, the response I received from the SD Secretary of State office said “As you’ll note, our election machines are never connected to the internet. The only time an internet system is accessed is when the unofficial numbers are displayed on the election night reporting page for the public, which is directed by SDCL 12-20-13.” So then, are we or are we not connected to the internet???
Again, quoting from the in-depth NBC news article, “The largest manufacturer of voting machines, ES&S, told NBC News their systems are protected by firewalls and are not on the ‘public internet.’ But both Skoglund and Andrew Appel, a Princeton computer science professor and expert on elections, said such firewalls can and have been breached. AT&T and Verizon and so on try and protect as best they can the security of their phone network from the rest of the internet, but it’s still part of the internet,” Appel explained. ‘There can still be security holes that allow hackers to get into the phone network.”
As I continued my research I found a New York Times article from February 2018 by Kim Zetter. Zetter reported that “remote-access software had been found on an election management computer system in Pennsylvania, quoted an unnamed source saying ‘ES&S has in the past sometimes sold its election management system with remote access software preinstalled.”
In an article written by Allen Miller in November 2020, he states “Voting Machine Maker ES&S confirmed on Tuesday they sold machines with wireless modems to 11 states…their website claims that “zero” of its voting tabulators were internet-connected. Just how many ES&S machines have wireless modems? 14,000. According to independent journalist Emerald Robinson, 14,000 ES&S voting machine had wireless modems which were then NOT connected to the internet to count votes correctly.” The machines may not be directly connected to the internet but are accessible through a wireless phone network.
At the symposium the Lindell team had set up a complete voting system to demonstrate how easily the voting data can be manipulated, and how votes could be flipped. Shortly after they announced the system was using a wireless router, one gentleman in the audience hacked into the voting system with his cell phone and wiped out the votes. It was that simple. They reset it and later in the day another person was able to break into through the router and change votes. Yes, it can be done.
The symposium went on for three days exposing many areas of concern, but system security was an area I felt I could write about with expertise. This sets the stage for everything that they claim happened. I believe some machines were accessed during the 5-hour delay in some states in the 2020 election. With even more compelling evidence, the Lindell team showed how so many more dead people voted than in other elections and why so many people who voted currently live in another state. I will elaborate on that in the next article.
I am reporting on information that the courts have refused to hear. It is not my place to judge or to tell you the election was stolen. What I want to convey is that there are serious issues, questions and allegations that need to be resolved before we can ever have confidence in our system again. We should all want to have a forensic audit in all 50 states. Any state not willing to audit maybe holding the smoking gun.
In a very clear video, speaking directly to the camera, Joe Biden said "We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.” Some claim it is an edited video. Google the video yourself – you decide.
I am now writing Part II where I delve into the questions of why more dead people voted in the 2020 election than in previous elections and why more people who voted in some states have not lived there for many years. We should all be seeking the truth, no matter where it leads. Our country and way of life are at stake.