What if I told you there was a way to manipulate votes in a way that was nearly undetectable?
Fractional vote counting is one of the best ways to manipulate an election, before you go ahead and watch the video there is something I have to point out.
What Bennie Smith is going to demonstrate to YOU in the video below matches up with the forensic report conducted by Allied Security Systems.
Take a look:
Bloomberg published a report in 2016 detailing fractional voting tabulation:
Six days after Memphis voters went to the polls last October to elect a mayor and other city officials, a local computer programmer named Bennie Smith sat on his couch after work to catch up on e-mail.
The vote had gone off about as well as elections usually do in Memphis, which means not well at all. The proceedings were full of the technical mishaps that have plagued Shelby County, where Memphis is the seat, since officials switched to electronic voting machines in 2006. Servers froze, and the results were hours late. But experts at the county election commission assured both candidates and voters that the problems were minor and the final tabulation wasn’t affected.
That story might have held up if Smith, a financial software developer and church organist, hadn’t been conducting an election night experiment. In his free time, Smith crunches voter-turnout data with programs he’s written to help local politicians target their direct-mail campaigns. Like Smith, most of his clients are black, and he had bet a friend 10 candy bars that the polling place at Unity Christian Church, a black congregation a mile from Graceland, would have a big turnout.
The precinct, No. 77-01, is a Democratic stronghold and has one of the largest concentrations of African American voters in a city known for racially fractured politics. Smith’s guess: 600 votes. When the polls closed at 7 p.m., he was at Unity Christian and snapped some photos with his BlackBerry of the precinct’s poll tape—literally a tally of the votes printed on white paper tape and posted on a church window. Since the printouts come directly from the voting machines at each location, election officials consider it the most trustworthy count. According to the tape, Smith’s guess was close: 546 people had cast ballots.
The Democracy Labs also featured this report:
The first poll tape comparison exercise was conducted by Bennie Smith, it was featured in a Bloomberg Businessweek report following election irregularities at a precinct in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Smith took a photo of election totals and compared the photograph to the tabulated results and discovered the tabulate totals had lost 40% of the votes.
Machines behaving badly
Vote manipulation comes in many forms. Fractional vote manipulation was first spotted and reported by Bennie Smith. It is truly a diabolical form of election result manipulation that you should be aware of.
"The results of this study demonstrate that a fractional vote feature is embedded in each GEMS application which can be used to invisibly, yet radically, alter election outcomes by pre-setting desired vote percentages to redistribute votes. This tampering is not visible to election observers, even if they are standing in the room and watching the computer. Use of the decimalized vote feature is unlikely to be detected by auditing or canvass procedures, and can be applied across large jurisdictions in less than 60 seconds.
Fractionalized votes assign a fraction (1/2 or say 1+7/8) of a vote to a candidate rather than one vote. They allow “weighting” of races. Weighting a race removes the principle of “one person-one vote” to allow some votes to be counted as less than one or more than one. Regardless of what the real votes are, candidates can receive a set percentage of votes. Results can be controlled. For example, Candidate A can be assigned 44% of the votes, Candidate B 51%, and Candidate C the rest.