Remember “3/5th of a person”? Well, now we’re casting 1/20th of a vote…!

Fraction Magic – Part 1: Votes are being counted as fractions instead of as whole numbers

By Bev Harris

1 – Summary –

This report summarizes the results of our review of the GEMS election management system, which counts approximately 25 percent of all votes in the United States. The results of this study demonstrate that a fractional vote feature is embedded in each GEMS application which can be used to invisibly, yet radically, alter election outcomes by pre-setting desired vote percentages to redistribute votes. This tampering is not visible to election observers, even if they are standing in the room and watching the computer. Use of the decimalized vote feature is unlikely to be detected by auditing or canvass procedures, and can be applied across large jurisdictions in less than 60 seconds.

GEMS vote-counting systems are and have been operated under five trade names: Global Election Systems, Diebold Election Systems, Premier Election Systems, Dominion Voting Systems, and Election Systems & Software, in addition to a number of private regional subcontractors. At the time of this writing, this system is used statewide in Alaska, Connecticut, Georgia, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Utah and Vermont, and for counties in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. It is also used in Canada.

Fractionalized vote:

Instead of “1” the vote is allowed to be 1/2,  or 1+7/8, or any other value that is not a whole number.

What fractionalized votes can do:

They allow “weighting” of races. Weighting a race removes the principle of “one person-one vote” to allow some votes to be counted as less than one or more than one. Regardless of what the real votes are, candidates can receive a set percentage of votes. Results can be controlled. For example, Candidate A can be assigned 44% of the votes, Candidate B 51%, and Candidate C the rest.

GEMS fractionalizes votes in three places:

  1. The “Summary” vote tally, which provides overall election totals for each race on Election Night
  2. The “Statement of Votes Cast”, which provides detailed results by precinct and voting method (ie. Polling, absentee, early, provisional)
  3. The “undervote” count

Fractions in results reports are not visible.Votes containing decimals are reported as whole numbers unless specifically instructed to reveal decimals (which is not the default setting). All evidence that fractional values ever existed can be removed instantly even from the underlying database using a setting in the GEMS data tables, in which case even instructing GEMS to show the decimals will fail to reveal they were used.


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  1. video from Bev Harris, quoting end:

    Fraction Magic – Detailed Vote Rigging Demonstration
    Bev Harris

    What Can We Do About This?

    Conceptual Framework:
    IT’S ABOUT EVIDENCE not “confidence”

    Conceptual Framework:
    “Procedures” are not the same thing as evidence.

    Conceptual Framework:
    It’s about Freedom of Information not “computer security”

    Public Policy:
    Must have paper ballots. Ballots must include public right to inspect

    Public Policy:
    Use voting systems which take pics of every ballot (already available)

    Public Policy:
    Pics of ballots (“ballot images”) must be made available for public inspection promptly

    Public Policy:
    Public must be able to match serial number on ballot image to actual ballots to compare

    Short Term Actions:
    Ask for copies of ballot images. Ask to inspect ballots.

    Short Term Actions
    Central tabulator is at county elections office. Observe it. Have camera.

    Short Term Actions
    Precinct voting machines should print results tape. Compare with stated result.

    Short Term Actions
    Observe spot checks – detect, blow the whistle on sham ‘audits’

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

    Q: Who is in a position to do Fraction Magic?
    A: IT guys. Vendors. Some ballot printers. Consultants. Technicians.

    Q: How can someone get access to multiple locations?
    A: More like “who.” Election service providers. Vendors. Subcontractors.

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

    Q: Why is it in there?
    A: Programmer e-mails say fractional counts are in there to enable “weighted races”

    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.

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