Vote fraud expert convinced chain of custody is corrupt, says "criminal enterprise" is at work
Fresh from her confrontations in New Hampshire during which public officials were grilled about slapdash chain of custody and ballot box tampering issues, Bev Harris said that a "criminal enterprise" is running the primary recount and has called for Secretary of State William Gardner to resign and his assistant to be fired.
Harris was fundamental in the vetting and production of the HBO special Hacking Democracy, and has contributed towards bringing charges against vote fraudsters who cheated in Ohio in 2004.
Harris traveled to New Hampshire personally to discover for herself the disgraceful lapses in chain of custody for the memory cards and ballot boxes used in the recent primary.
Harris is featured in the video that is linked in the Reply section, asking public officials about slits in ballot boxes as they bizarrely deny that the slits are big enough to allow tampering, amongst a myriad of other disturbing questions about chain of custody. Follow-up questions are frowned upon and one official calls security to have Harris removed.
Following Republican candidate Albert Howard's attempts to oversee the recount, Harris said "I knew that somebody needed to get to New Hampshire and protect or find out what they're doing with chain of custody of the ballots....New Hampshire has the memory cards for 81 per cent of its votes counted by this one company - we found there was a convicted felon involved in that....that's why I wanted to see what the chain of custody was".
After hooking up with other vote fraud experts, Harris confronted public officials and asked pointed questions about chain of custody.
"The problem was we were either not getting answers or we were getting bizarre answers," said Harris.
New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner was questioned on the whereabouts of the memory cards that hold electronic records of the votes.
"She kept asking him and ultimately he had to admit he didn't know where they were, and this is days after the election," said Harris.
One of the observers followed the ballots back to the vault where they were being stored overnight and noticed slits in the ballot boxes that had not been counted, a complete violation of federal election laws.
"I then came in the next day and asked the assistant Secretary of State David Scanlan - what about that slit in the end of the box?" said Harris, after which Scanlan attempted to dismiss the concern by claiming the slits weren't big enough to allow tampering (an OJ tries on the glove moment, according to Harris).
One of the observers then proceeded to shame Scanlan by easily sticking her whole hand into the ballot box.
Officials then claimed that a special tape was in place to seal the box, bt as Harris proves in the video, the tape can easily be peeled off and re-applied.
"It's a post-it note," said Harris, "You can rip it on and off, on and off."
Harris then discovered that the ballot boxes were not being transfered from state to state by police as should be the case, but by "Butch and Hoppy," two truck drivers who raced around the state at high speed endangering people and and employing evasive manoevers to escape from observers who were following them.
"We caught them meeting up with a green jeep in the middle of nowhere half way through their route and we walk up to them and they drive off in a different direction," said Harris.
"I wanted to see what the ballots looked like when Butch and Hoppy take them off the truck, well sure enough they didn't have seals on them and some of them weren't even closed - they had the box top open with big gashes and tears in them," said Harris, who also revealed how officials left ballots in their offices and did not store them in secure vaults.
"Every way that it could break down it seemed to have broken down," said Harris, "Even to the extent of just not following procedures".
"How can you say that you can open someone's ballot box without them present?" asked Harris.
Based on her experiences with the sham nature of the process, Harris called for the resignation of the Secretary of State Gardener and his assistant David Scanlan.
"I think assistant Secretary of State David Scanlan, who is actually their operations guy, should be dismissed from his position and the Secretary of State should resign, and they need to refund the money for both candidates and recount all those ballots in public," said Harris.
"What they're doing here is a criminal enterprise," she added, "It has all the earmarks of it."
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