Grand Jury Calls On Forensic Audit of Voting Machines Used in Hidalgo Judicial Races

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"The examinations will be done openly. They will not be done in secret," said Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney René Guerra. "Experts will be asked to do this where everybody can observe, if they want to."

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  • Nathan Gower Schwarz

    In precincts 15, 19, 24, 34, 121, 133, 151, 152, 155, 161, 165, 238, 242 there exist more votes than there are actual voter sign ins for the District Attorney Race. To verify this simply go to the Hidalgo County Election‘s website and download the "2014 Primary Early Vote Roster" and sort it by precinct.

    Additionally go to the 2014 Early Vote Results (New Format) and at the top right there is a "Reports" tab. There you will select the "details xls" excell spreadsheet. Select the DA contest.

    Add the total number of early votes for Rene Guerra and Ricardo Rodriguez together for the precincts mentioned above. Now go back to your sign in list and notice that there are not enough sign ins to merit the number of votes tallied in that race.

    One possibility is that the central tabulator was manipulated (the access database) and the votes adjusted haphazardly the individual who "balanced" the vote spreadsheet neglected to notice these minor mistakes.

    Consider it like balancing your checkbook or the books of your business. In forensic auditing these minor mistakes hint to larger contamination. Also notice the large number of precincts that have NO under votes.

    When auditing an election undervotes are also an indicator of contamination.

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