On Thursday, a popular developer on Twitter discovered that prior to the 2020 election, officials from the Pennsylvania Department of State had requested a function to be added to the Dominion Voting Systems software that would allow local ballot counters with access to “totally blank ballots” to examine, re-mark if needed and allowed, and then re-scan into the tabulator:
Pennsylvania Department of State requested a function from Dominion Voting Software to allow local "Operators" with access to "totally blank ballots" to examine, RE-MARK IF NEEDED and allowed, and then re-scan into the tabulator.https://t.co/Iusf55hfqL pic.twitter.com/m7Hkxvigq7
— Ron (@CodeMonkeyZ) November 12, 2020
On page 63 of the PDF file found here, there are entries under the Dominion software ‘Feature/Characteristic’ section that state the following:
1. Totally Blank Ballots: Any blank ballot alert is tested.
Comment: Precinct voters receive a warning; both precinct and central scanners will warn on blank ballots.
2. Totally Blank Ballots: If blank ballots are not immediately processed, there must be a provision to recognize and accept them.
Comment: Blank ballots are flagged. These ballots can be manually examined and then be scanned and accepted as blank; or precinct voter can override and accept.
3. Totally Blank Ballots: If operators can access a blank ballot, there must be a provision for resolution.
Comment: Operators can examine a blank ballot, re-mark if needed and allowed, and then re-scan it.
The third entry is the most peculiar and ambiguous. What defines “needed” and “allowed?” Also, how can someone “re-mark” a ballot if it is already blank?
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