MI County To Conduct Forensic Audit Of Election Server, Why
Many people who want to see integrity brought back to our election have asked someone, anyone, to perform a “forensic audit” on the systems and the ballots themselves. Will Macomb County Clerk Anthony Forlini be the one to bring us one.
This is a still unanswered question.
The Detroit News is report that Forlini is considering hiring a “cybersecurity firm to perform a forensic audit of the county election server.” In a statement, Forlini wrote that the reason was to “restore confidence in our electoral processes in Macomb County”.
In that statement, he went on to say:
“I can’t say for sure whether or not we’ll find something from the past, but I can say that Macomb will lead the state on electoral integrity in the future… We are in the process of establishing electoral best practices. which we will continually review and modify as laws and technology evolve.
Sounds good, but the following questions remain unanswered:
What is his definition of a “judicial audit”? Here is a good definition of a “forensic check”. Is that what he means, all that I consider incomplete and certainly not a “forensic audit”.
When he talks about servers, what does he mean by that?
What about their voting machines, will they audit them?
Will they audit them all or just one?
Will they check the ballots and voters lists?
Which cybersecurity company will they want to hire to perform this audit?
Why didn’t the Detroit News reporter ask this question?
I think I know why, because I hear that the firm is called Pro V&V. According to report Pro V&V has ties to Dominion Voting Systems and has had a pre-existing relationship with Dominion that goes back several years. Yeah, that Dominion voting system.
If they don’t audit all the machines, why are they auditing anything? It is also very important that this “forensic audit” is 100% transparent and open to third party observation of all data captured from the machines.
Could Mr. Forlini call for this “forensic audit” to relieve the pressure?
A wise man once told me that the only thing worse than doing nothing is doing something with the intention of preventing others from doing something.