[sane-devel] Fwd: SANE project used for possible election fraud

Ralph Little skelband at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 00:14:49 GMT 2020


On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 1:34 PM Tyler Sharpe <tylergs776 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi list,
> I'm the guy that sent the original email and I understand the skepticism.
> I'm assuming Smartmatic is a very corrupt company because of the emails
> wikileaks published and the evidence they rigged the election in Venezuela.
> I know it might be a conspiracy but the DR-X10C is the main ballot scanner
> used by dominion to count votes. Smartmatic uses it's own hardware from
> what I can see and they've said they've never provided technology to
> dominion which is being investigated. Yesterday there were 2 incidents
> where recounts were shown to have big errors and both counties using
> dominion and the  DR-X10C. I understand if it were fraudulent code it most
> likely wouldn't be in a public branch. I also understand you probably don't
> like me posting here but I just wanted to add a little more info and let
> SANE developers know if they have worked with smartmatic developers in the
> past and noticed anything suspicious there's over 1 million in rewards for
> evidence of voter fraud.

I looked over the recent changes and they seem to be related to enabling
hardware correction functions that already exist outside of the SANE world.
TBH I cannot see how these changes would be of much use to anyone trying to
rig an election.

I can only speak for myself and not for the project, but it seems to me
that we would welcome hard evidence of backend code changes being added for
nefarious purposes, especially since this is a largely volunteer effort,
and we have done in the past for bugs related to security which we have
taken seriously. So please feel free to highlight any substantiatable
issues that you can find in the SANE code base.

May I also use this opportunity to highlight the importance of free and
open source software for the world.
Really, you are much more likely to find this kind of thing, if it indeed
occurs, in close source drivers and software, where auditing is much less

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