Analysis of the entire election process has been underway across the country since the 2020 general election. That includes right here in Washington, the “poster child” for mail in ballots.
An extensive amount of data and records were obtained during the course of this research, which was studied, dissected, and scrutinized. We feel it is our duty to share this information and educate the public. Ignoring these issues by turning a blind eye or refusing to accept the painful truth has not been a successful strategy.
Please be advised that some of the content found within this website may be shocking and/or hard to accept. Our goal is not to deceive anyone, or tell any stories. Everything presented herein is a result of extensive research and investigative studies.
The Truth About Washington’s Elections
Elections in Washington state are undeniably vulnerable and susceptible to fraud. The entire process is flawed and cannot ensure a free and fair, or even accurate election. Our research has shown there are major issues with voter registration, mail-in ballot delivery, vote counting systems, election management and records preservation.
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Note: All forms also located at the bottom of the page. The Problem Every ballot must be assigned to a registered voter. Because Washington is an all-mail-in state, each registered voter is issued a ballot as long as their status is on record as “active.” If there are extra people on the list of registered […]
Volunteer as an Election Observer Elections are open for public observation. We need as many observers as possible to watch the processing of ballots for the entire time these activities are taking place. Counties start opening envelopes, checking signatures, scanning adjudicating the ballots weeks before the day of the election. Contact Your County Elections Office […]
Welcome to the Who Counts the Votes voter research tool, a tool to check the accuracy of the voter rolls in Washington state. This tool has been updated to show election records from the September 1, 2023 VRDB. Also included in the precinct column is a link to pull up all voters in a particular […]
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Election Observers If you are interested in becoming an election observer, or to fill out the observer survey, please visit the Election Observers page HERE Voter Registration Challenges To help clean the voter rolls in your area, visit THIS PAGE. How to Audit an Election Through Public Records Requests Videos The following four videos explain […]
Washington State laws are dysfunctional by design. The relaxed laws and their many loopholes allow for bad actors to manipulate every process of our elections. The state traded accessibilty and equity for security and accuracy. Though supposedly intended to promote voter confidence in the election process, it’s probably fair to say that changes made to […]
Elections by mail caused the state of Washington to issue a total of 361,996 more ballots than there were registered voters for the 2020 general election, according to information we obtained from the SOS. That is 7.5% more ballots than voters. Washington conducts elections entirely by mail Vote by mail was established without a vote […]
The Mission Analysis of the entire election process has been underway across the country since the 2020 general election. That includes right here in Washington, the “poster child” for mail in ballots. An extensive amount of data and records were obtained during the course of this research, which was studied, dissected, and scrutinized. We feel […]
Sign up for email updates below and check back, as we are regularly posting new information and updating ongoing events! We could use some help! Key Issues and Vulnerabilities in Washington’s Election Process During the course of our research, we have covered a lot of ground, and made a ton of progess in […]
Who counts the votes in Washington state?
The county auditor is the “ex-officio supervisor” for the elections within their county. Each county auditor then reports to the Secretary of State (SOS) who is responsible for the election results and voter registration management at the state level. There are many people who play a role in counting the votes. However, it is a machine which does the actual counting.
Election systems have multiple components, but tabulation is the act of recording and adding the votes to get the totals. It happens when the ballots are scanned, and their images recorded by the optical scanner. Ballots which are unreadable by the scanner according to the software’s settings are sent to adjudication. The systems have an adjudication feature built into the scanner’s software, which allows an algorithm within the machine’s software to decide who the voter intended to vote for.
If the machine doesn’t automatically adjudicate the ballot, election staff use the “resolver tool” to review an image of the ballot, and then records the voter’s “intent.” There is a fine line between processing the ballots and the tabulation of the results. In many cases there is nothing else required after the ballots are scanned, other than to instruct the machine to display the vote totals in a “format which can be read by humans”.
In Washington state, the tabulators were purchased from 4 different vendors. Clear Ballot equipment is used in 18 of the 39 counties, including Pierce, Snohomish, and King, the three with the largest populations. Hart Intercivic machines are used in 15 counties, ES&S is used in 5, and one county uses Dominion machines. Check out some of the concerns we have with the tabulation process and equipment.
Ballot Status and Voter Registration Updates
To check the status of your ballot, request a replacement ballot or to update your voter registration details, visit votewa.gov .
This article is going to deal with specific and demonstrable violations of election law. Take note that there are other articles on problems with voter rolls usually focused on inaccuracies, but that's not the case […]