December 30, 2021 - FULTON COUNTY, GEORGIA
"Those timestamps reveal that the image files were created faster than the physical capacity of the scanners used in the process. In many cases, several times faster."
SMOKING GUN: Lawsuit Reveals Fulton County 2020 Absentee Ballot Results Were Physically Impossible and Files Were Modified
There are numerous questions related to what happened in the State Farm Arena in Fulton County Georgia during the 2020 Election. The Arena was used as the Fulton County ballot processing center and is where reportedly all 148,318 absentee ballots were scanned.
Ballots processed in the Arena were expected to be authenticated first. Voters were to be identified on voter logs and then signature verification was to take place. The ballots were then to be separated from their envelopes and arranged in batches of approximately 100. Each batch was then scanned using one of the five Canon DR-G2140 high-speed machines [as can be observed in video from the Arena on Election night.] The image of each ballot was simultaneously created and saved.
As a result of a previous lawsuit, Fulton County produced scanned absentee ballot image files which were then made public and have been under review by various individuals and groups.
One individual examining the data (RonC) identified something he could not explain. The image files have timestamps that are recorded as the ballots are being scanned. Those timestamps reveal that the image files were created faster than the physical capacity of the scanners used in the process. In many cases, several times faster.
The manual shows the machine has a maximum capability of scanning up to 140 document sheets per minute, or roughly 2.3 pages per second. ~~~~~~~~~ The timestamps in the red boxes above show 8 ballots scanned in the same second, followed by 6 ballots in the very next second. Fourteen ballots in 2 seconds!?!? This shows that the ballot images were created at a speed that is physically IMPOSSIBLE. The same scenario is replete throughout the image files and affects thousands of ballots. ~~~~~~~~~
There’s more. If we expand the same dataset to include the modified file timestamps, we reveal additional problems: The only instance in which a ballot image file should be modified is if it has gone through the adjudication process. Adjudication is when the machine cannot determine the voter’s selections for various reasons and the ballot is supposed to be sent to a bi-partisan team who looks at the markings and attempts to interpret the voter’s intent. The team votes and if they agree, the original image is supplemented to reflect the decision.
The modified timestamps shown above reveal that all of the files were modified. Again, the ballot images should not be modified unless processed for adjudication. Adjudication should only be used only in rare circumstances.