Sworn Affidavit Claims Michigan Voting Machines Were Connected to the Internet, Which Goes Against NEDC Guidelines

More whistleblowers are coming out to speak out on instances of voter-fraud across the country. On Monday afternoon, there are reports of another sworn affidavit out of Michigan in a case where electronic voting machines were connected to the internet.

Patrick Colbeck, a poll-watcher from Wayne County, Michigan, told investigators that multiple machines used to tabulate votes showed an icon in the corner of the screens indicating that they were connected to the internet.

Here is what The Epoch Times reported:

At approximately 11 p.m. on Nov. 3, Patrick Colbeck observed an icon identifying an active internet connection on the screens of the computers used to tabulate and adjudicate ballots.

“All it takes to confirm the connectivity status of a Windows computer is to roll the cursor over the LAN connection icon in the bottom right comer of the display,” Colbeck’s sworn affidavit states. “When there is no internet connection, a unique icon showing a cross-hatched globe appears. I proceeded to review the terminal screens for the Tabulator and Adjudicator computers and I observed the icon that indicates internet connection on each terminal. Other poll challengers can attest to this observation as required.”

Colbeck, a poll challenger and former Michigan state senator, said that the area had wireless routers set up with networks called “CPSStaff” and “CPSStaff” broadcast in the area. He added that a security incident that occurred at 10 a.m. on Election Day may have been caused by the voting equipment being connected to the internet.

Colbeck’s affidavit is one of six sworn witness statements cited in a lawsuit (pdf) filed in Michigan on Nov. 9. The lawsuit alleges numerous instances of voter fraud. According to the court documents, after election officials announced that the last batch of absentee ballots had been received, trays of unsealed, unsecured ballots without envelopes arrived at the TCF Center.


“There were tens of thousands of these absentee ballots, and apparently every ballot was counted and attributed only to Democratic candidates,” the lawsuit states. The ballots allegedly arrived in vehicles with out-of-state license plates, a separate sworn affidavit states.

Elections officials instructed poll workers to backdate ballots that arrived past the deadline, ignore signature mismatches, and push through ballots despite questionable validity, the lawsuit alleges.

“I processed absentee ballot packages to be sent to voters while I worked at the election headquarters in September 2020 along with 70-80 other poll workers,” Jessy Jacob, a Michigan poll worker wrote in a sworn affidavit. “I was instructed by my supervisor to adjust the mailing date of these absentee ballot packages to be dated earlier than they were actually sent. The supervisor was making announcements for all workers to engage in this practice.”

This should be extremely concerning for the Biden Campaign and even more so to the American people.

The National Election Defense Coalition (NEDC) has warned states about the practice of connecting machines to private routers in order to transmit voter data:

It’s obvious that connecting voting machines directly to the Internet through wireless modems or other means increases the vulnerability of those systems to hacking. Though we have frequently been told that voting machines are not connected to the Internet[1]  this is not always the case. Many states’ voting machines include wireless modems which transmit their unofficial results over the Internet. Some states allow their vote tabulation computers to be connected to the Internet.

These configurations provide increased opportunities for nation-state actors, partisan criminals, hacktivist or other malign attackers to gain access to our voting machines and manipulate and/or disrupt our elections.

Last year, with our allies and over two dozen computer security experts, NEDC sent this letter to the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is the federal agency responsible for creating federal guidelines for voting systems and certifying equipment to those standards. We urged the agencies to encourage states to discontinue the use of wireless modems.

The EAC has until now refused to issue guidelines banning the use of wireless modems. The EAC has even insisted that “no EAC certified voting system is connected to the Internet,” but that’s only because no vendor has chosen to pursue EAC certification for a voting system configured with wireless modems. The current federal standards would allow wireless modems in federally certified systems and it’s possible if not likely the next version of the federal VVSG will continue this, if citizens don’t speak out.

More and more lawsuits are opening every hour across the country. Whistleblowers and sworn affidavits are being filed in every swing state. It may be weeks before we get to the bottom of all of this, but rest assured that the Trump Administration will get to the bottom of it. 


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