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Expert report affirms accuracy of Antrim County presidential election results

A report by an elections technology security expert who performed an analysis of the voting equipment used in Antrim County again affirmed the county's official presidential election results were accurate and that unofficial results were initially reported incorrectly due to human error.

The analysis by J. Alex Halderman, a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, conducted as part of an ongoing lawsuit, confirmed statements from the county and state that errors in reporting election results were the result of human error and were not caused by a security breach, and that there is no credible evidence errors were caused deliberately. This again disproved false claims about Dominion Voting Systems equipment, which were debunked previously when a hand-tally audit of the county's presidential election, carried out by both Republican and Democratic election officials, confirmed that the Dominion machines tabulated the presidential election accurately.

The report provided greater details about the user errors that occurred in setting up the equipment and reporting election results, and determined that the tabulators counted the ballots in the presidential contest properly, but because of human error the un

official results were reported incorrectly. The report also determined that human error resulted in incorrect tabulation of some down-ballot races, and concluded software improvements should be made to help users more easily identify when such human error occurs.

The report affirmed there was no credible evidence the Dominion system was deliberately designed to induce errors, and found the Allied Security Operations Group report contained an extraordinary number of false, inaccurate or unsubstantiated statements. The report identified areas for improvement including voting system design, training and security, but concluded the errors in Antrim County were not the result of a security breach.

A copy of the report can be found here.

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