Sep 19, 2022
Clean Voter Rolls
Contact: Janice Dysinger
Election SQL Database is Target of Trial, Sept 20th and 21st, in WA County, Oregon
Washington County, Oregon. Through a public records request, Tim Sippel sought the ballot database for a public test of the Washington County election system. The County denied the request. The Washington County District Attorney then ordered the County to produce the database. In response, Washington County filed a lawsuit in the Washington County Circuit Court seeking a declaration that it does not have to produce the database. The Oregon Secretary of State has now intervened, joining the case against Mr. Sippel.
Through a separate approved public records request, Janice Dysinger of Clean Voter Rolls, sought among other things the ballot images from the November 2020 Election. The request did not include a SQL data base. Clean Voter Rolls is a Political Action Committee that promotes accurate Oregon voter rolls, which are necessary for fair elections. Dysinger asked Mr. Sippel to pick up the records for her because Mr. Sippel was close to the office. Among the documents provided by the County was a backup of the SQL database for the November 2020 Election, not just the public test. The county contends it did not intend to produce the database.
When Washington County learned that Mr. Sippel had the copy of the 2020 Election Database produced by Washington County, they sought and were granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing Mr. Sippel from copying or disseminating the database. Washington County and Oregon claimed that it would be irreparably harmed if Mr. Sippel distributed the database because it would present some unspecified security risk to the election system in Washington County and 14 other Oregon counties.
The case ‘Washington County v Tim Sippel’, 22CV07782 (Or. Cir. Wash. County) is set for Sept 20th and 21st at Washington County Courthouse, 150N. First Ave, Hillsboro, OR, 9 AM-5PM. The public may attend. (Be advised: Allow ample time to go through the court house screening to get into the court room by 9 AM.)
Expert, national known witnesses scheduled to testify are election data analyst Dr. Douglas G. Frank, and cyber security expert Mark Cook.
Mr. Sippel contends the ballot database is a public record, he is entitled to possess it, and that the County has no grounds to contend that dissemination of the database to the public would be a security risk. The Washington County DA agreed and ordered the data released to Mr. Sippel. The County Elections disagreed and sued Mr. Sippel and the Secretary of State intervened, joining in the lawsuit against Mr. Sippel.
In defense of the Secretary of State, Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum argued:“Even when systems are not directly connected to networks, they are vulnerable to attack through physical or wireless access.”
Oregon election officials have stated for years that the tabulators are not connected to the internet. They are air gapped.
Public interest in election policies has heightened after the release of recent information surrounding the 2020 election from various sources. Court cases, legislative hearings, sheriffs conferences, public tests, various reports around the country have shown security problems with the systems.
In a world where organized criminal activity occurred during the 2020 election to inject a vast number of counterfeit ballots to the election systems in multiple states, as demonstrated by the recent movie 2000 Mules, it is extremely important that Washington County make public the 2020 Election Database.
Transparency is important to the public trust in the integrity of our elections.
‘[S]election Code’ a new movie showing the plight of Colorado County Clerk Tina Peters in her effort to protect election data as was her duty. The Colorado Secretary of State warned her to backup the data before a ‘Trusted build’ was scheduled to upgrade her system by the election machine company. The study: ‘Colorado 3 Report’ showed that the system was set to manufacture a predetermined outcome. It also erased the 2020 election data.
The US does not have control over the components and equipment it uses in our elections. Wireless Modems are being found inside the tabulators. Pictured are some of those modems.
China is the manufacturer of many of these components and tabulators. One of the experts, Ret. Col. Shawn Smith at the symposium showed that the equipment can have very tiny wireless components that are not easily detectable by most computer experts. Some as small as the pencil tip.
The election machines have easily compromised passwords, and are often shared with multiple users within the local county offices.
A Recent Cyber Symposium called the #Moment of Truth put on by Mike Lindell in Springfield MO on Aug 19-21, 2022 featured reports from every state and experts on elections and data. He put the machines on trial for accuracy. You can watch the videos of the symposium here.
Legal fees for Mr. Sippel are being provided by Free Oregon. Donations are being accepted at the Free Oregon link, according to Ben Edtl, CEO of Free Oregon and State Senate Candidate in District 19 who is challenging democrat Senate Leader Rob Wagner.
Rep Rob Wagner has been a leader for the recent 2021 Legislative bills that weaken Oregon’s elections, including carrying the HB2681 to the House floor for a vote. HB 2681 keeps inactive electors on the voter rolls bloating the voter rolls forever and Wagner also was the Chief sponsor for HB3291 that allow ballots to be accepted 7 days after election day, even without a postal indicator pointed on them.
Supporting Sippel court documents are located at www.joncus.net.
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