•   
  •   
  •   

Politics Fact check: Dominion voting machines didn't delete votes from Trump, switch them to Biden

19:01  14 november  2020
19:01  14 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

Fact check: Key Senate races left uncalled due to uncounted ballots, not fraud

  Fact check: Key Senate races left uncalled due to uncounted ballots, not fraud A Facebook post claims the election is fraudulent because states that won GOP Senate seats can't be called for the president. That's not how it works.“So they want us to believe that the same states that Republican Senators won are too close to call for the Republican President? Fraud!” the post reads.

States using dominion voting systems switched 435,000 votes from trump to biden .” In fact , data analysis reveals that over 2.8 million votes were deleted from President Trump , while 512,000 votes were switched from Trump to Biden .

“report: dominion deleted 2.7 million trump votes nationwide. Data analysis finds 221,000 pennsylvania votes switched from president trump to States using dominion voting systems switched 435,000 votes from trump to biden .”

The claim: Dominion Voting Systems deleted votes for Donald Trump, switched votes to Joe Biden

a man standing in front of a computer: A Miami-Dade election worker feeds ballots into a voting machines during an accuracy test at the Miami-Dade Election Department headquarters on Oct. 14, 2020 in Doral, Florida. The test was done as the county prepares for the November 3rd election where President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are facing off against each other. © Joe Raedle, Getty Images A Miami-Dade election worker feeds ballots into a voting machines during an accuracy test at the Miami-Dade Election Department headquarters on Oct. 14, 2020 in Doral, Florida. The test was done as the county prepares for the November 3rd election where President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are facing off against each other.

Multiple conservative news sources have claimed this week that vote counting software from Dominion Voting Systems deleted votes for President Donald Trump or switched votes to President-elect Joe Biden.

Jill Biden will be historic first lady: Just call her ‘Professor FLOTUS’

  Jill Biden will be historic first lady: Just call her ‘Professor FLOTUS’ Jill Biden promises to be a busy first lady: She plans to keep her day job as a college English professor in northern Virginia.After all, she continued teaching at Northern Virginia Community College during the eight years she served as second lady, working closely with the historic then-first lady Michelle Obama.

States using dominion voting systems switched 435,000 votes from trump to biden .” BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Analysis of Election Night Data from All States Shows MILLIONS OF VOTES Either Switched from President Trump to Biden or Were Lost — Using Dominion and

Authorities, experts debunk false claims that voting machines swapped votes in the election. McEnany: Democrats seized on pandemic to orchestrate Biden victory.

OAN’s Lilia Fifield made the claim on air earlier this week, per a clip on Mediaite.

Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

"Election systems across the country are found to have deleted millions of votes cast for President Trump," she said. "According to an unaudited analysis of data obtained from Edison Research, states using Dominion Voting Systems may have switched as many as 435,000 votes from President Trump to Joe Biden, and the author also finds another 2.7 million Trump votes appear to have been deleted by Dominion including almost one million truckloads in Pennsylvania alone."

Similar claims appeared on Gateway Pundit, though it credits the findings to the website thedonald.win, whose author also cites Edison Research.

How Trump’s erratic behavior and failure on coronavirus doomed his reelection

  How Trump’s erratic behavior and failure on coronavirus doomed his reelection The same impulses that helped lift the president to victory in 2016 contributed to his undoing just four years later, and the exhausted voters who once gave Trump a shot turned on him.[This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required.

Investigate Biden only votes . Identify dead people who voted . Steve Bannon: “The FACT Is Donald Trump Won an Overwhelming Victory — President Trump Has Multiple Paths BREAKING: Michigan ‘Computer Glitch’ Fixed, Switching 6,000 Votes from Biden to President Trump – GOP Demands

'report: dominion deleted 2.7 million trump votes nationwide. STATES USING DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS SWITCHED 435,000 VOTES FROM TRUMP TO BIDEN ,' read The report focused on unverified claims that Dominion Voting Systems machines had been responsible

Trump himself then magnified the claim.

“Report: Dominion deleted 2.7 million Trump votes nationwide. Data analysis finds 221,000 Pennsylvania votes switched from President Trump to Biden. 941,000 Trump votes deleted. States using Dominion Voting Systems switched 435,000 votes from Trump to Biden," he wrote on Twitter.

More: Fact check: No one was allowed to vote after Nov. 3

His son Donald Trump Jr. also implied that Dominion Voting Systems had improperly tallied votes for Biden in a post on Instagram.

"What's the difference between a Dominion voting machine and Hunter Biden? Nothing. They both give 10% to the 'big guy,'" the post read.

OANN, The Gateway Pundit, the White House, and Trump Jr. have not responded to requests for comment from USA TODAY.

Government, experts agree: There were no deleted or changed votes, including by Dominion

A national coalition announced Thursday that there is no evidence that any voting software deleted or changed votes in last week's election, per USA TODAY.

Lindsey Graham says he's spoken with multiple battleground state officials about ballot counting

  Lindsey Graham says he's spoken with multiple battleground state officials about ballot counting Sen. Lindsey Graham, a key ally of the president, said he has spoken with officials in a number of key swing states about the election and ballot counting/Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger accused Graham Monday of pressuring him to find ways to exclude or invalidate legally cast absentee ballots and reverse Trump’s loss in the state, an accusation the South Carolina Republican called "ridiculous.

This week it emerged that the Dominion software crashed voting machines in Georgia's Spalding “That is something that they don’ t ever do. I’ve never seen them update anything the day before the Biden declared victory for himself on Saturday lunchtime after incomplete results appeared to give

The election software system in Michigan that switched 6,000 votes from Trump to Biden is called “ Dominion .” The source of the nation’s voting machines has become an urgent issue because of real fears that hackers, whether foreign or domestic, might tamper with the mechanics of the voting

In fact, the security group — which includes the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the National Association of State Election Directors — described the election as "the most secure in American history."

"There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised," the coalition concluded.

More: Fact check: False claim that deceased Michigan man voted in 2020

It added that all states with close results have paper records of each vote that allow for a recount, if necessary.

"This is an added benefit for security and resilience," the coalition wrote. "This process allows for the identification and correction of any mistakes or errors."

CISA Director Chris Krebs also retweeted a message from election law expert David Becker that condemned "wild and baseless claims about voting machines," according to CBS News.

Edward Perez, an election-technology expert at the OSET Institute, a nonprofit that studies voting infrastructure, told the New York Times that claims about Dominion voting machines are "misinformation at best and, in many cases, they’re outright disinformation."

“I’m not aware of any evidence of specific things or defects in Dominion software that would lead one to believe that votes had been recorded or counted incorrectly," Perez said.

Dominion itself 'categorically denies' claims

Dominion Voting Systems released a statement this week to deny the claims that its machines had deleted or changed votes.

"Dominion Voting Systems categorically denies false assertions about vote switching issues with our voting systems," the statement reads. "Vote deletion/switching assertions are completely false."

The statement also addresses some specific details of allegations from Trump and Gateway Pundit.

Dominion calls the claim from Trump that its machines deleted 941,000 votes for him in Pennsylvania alone "impossible."

That's because Dominion only serves 14 counties in the state, which produced a total of 1.3 million votes — 52%, or 676,000, of which went to Trump. That only leaves 624,000 other votes, fewer than what Trump claims were switched.

'That's his first love': Biden has more foreign policy experience than his 4 predecessors

  'That's his first love': Biden has more foreign policy experience than his 4 predecessors The president-elect already knows many of the players on the world stage – from Vladimir Putin to Angela Merkel to Benjamin Netanyahu.“I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy,” Bush told reporters at a joint news conference, in what turned out to be an embarrassing misconception. “I was able to get a sense of his soul.

Edison Research created 'no such report' about switched votes

The statement from Dominion Voting Systems also noted that Edison Research — a firm that OANN and Gateway Pundit cited in their stories — has refuted claims that it produced any data to support allegations of vote switching.

Larry Rosin, the president of Edison Research, told The Dispatch Fact Check, that it never produced any data to that effect.

"Edison Research created no such report and we are not aware of any voter fraud," he said.

Isolated incidents in Michigan, Georgia not indicative of wider issues with Dominion

A few — though not all — of the counties in Michigan and Georgia that experienced minor issues on Election Day used voting systems made by Dominion.

But the errors were not glitches with the machine, and there's no indication that the software affected the vote counts.

In Michigan, inaccuracies in two counties were due to human errors, not software issues, per a statement from the Michigan Department of State. Just one county used software from Dominion.

"As with other isolated user errors that have occurred in the reporting of unofficial results both in this and previous elections, this is not the result of any intentional misconduct by an election official or because of software or equipment malfunctioning or failing to work properly," the statement read.

And in one Georgia county, an apparent problem with Dominion software delayed officials’ reporting of the vote tallies but did not affect the actual vote count, per the New York Times.

Judge dismisses last election-related case pending in Arizona

  Judge dismisses last election-related case pending in Arizona A Maricopa County Superior Court judge tossed out a lawsuit on Friday, dismissing the last election-related case pending in Arizona. Your browser does not support this video © Getty Images Legal claim against Tucson police settled. Judge Margaret Mahoney did not elaborate on her reasoning for throwing out the case at the end of the hearing but said she would issue an order in writing. Whatever Mahoney decided, the case — involving only two ballots — would not have changed the outcome of the election.Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

Our rating: False

Based on our research, the claim that Dominion Voting Systems deleted votes for Donald Trump or switched votes to Joe Biden is FALSE. A national election security coalition announced on Thursday that "there is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised." Other experts and Dominion itself also condemned the claims.

Our fact-check sources:

  • USA TODAY, Nov. 12, Election security officials: 'No evidence voting systems compromised'
  • CBS News, Nov. 13, Trump spreads baseless claim about Dominion Voting Systems after losing election
  • New York Times, Nov. 11, No, Dominion voting machines did not delete Trump votes.
  • Dominion Voting Systems, Nov. 13, SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: FACTS & RUMORS
  • The Dispatch Fact Check, Nov. 12, Did Edison Research Find That Dominion Deleted Trump Votes or Switched Votes to Biden?
  • Michigan Department of State, Nov. 7, Isolated User Error in Antrim County Does Not Affect Election Results, Has no Impact on Other Counties or States

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fact check: Dominion voting machines didn't delete votes from Trump, switch them to Biden

Dominion says it is 'impossible' for their machines to switch votes .
Michael Steel appeared on Fox News' America's News HQ on Sunday to debunk accusations made by attorneys working for the Trump campaign, who have laid unfounded claims of voter fraud.Michael Steel appeared on Fox News’ America’s News HQ on Sunday to debunk accusations made by attorneys working for the Trump campaign, who laid unfounded claims of voter fraud in a press conference earlier this week that included allegations Dominion had ties to Venezuela.

usr: 12
This is interesting!