Different types of voter frauds occurring for many years
Yes, we can surmise that lots of vote frauds occurred in this election, as has been happening for many years in other elections (as described in attachment two and page two of attachment three).And yes, the AEC is corrupt – over the last 20 years I have three cases of strong evidence of deliberate corruption by senior officials of the AEC, quite apart from the mistakes of this clumsy arrogant mismanaged bureaucracy. (but I expect that 99% of AEC employees are decent people)
There are many types of Vote Frauds, and I have 35 years of experience in having scrutineered at every federal and NSW state election, learning much about loopholes in procedures.
I do not like the dogmatic assertion in the article below that the AEC “creating fraudulent ballots favouring [the major parties] .. replace ballots for [minor parties].”
Such activities would be complicated and time-consuming, and perhaps might have occurred, but the inability of that author to provide evidence reduces his credibility. (please note that the primary votes for ALP and coalition were the lowest ever)
The EASIEST and quickest type of Vote Fraud by AEC officers is simply to make certain types of ballot papers VANISH.
(My information over the years is that vote frauds are done much more by the ALP and GetUP than by AEC officers)
Vote Frauds by AEC officers have been proven to have happened on several occasions, and I quote notable examples (I could quote a few more examples but the following few suffice for the moment):
- in the WA Senate election recount of 2013, 1,570 ballot papers vanished, thus causing the sixth Senator to be not a ‘rightwing’ minor party but to become the Green.
When the vanishing was discovered (not by AEC officials, but by scrutineers guided by me) it required a new WA senate election in 2014 costing $23million
- I proved “beyond reasonable doubt” in my Statutory Declaration that 200 House of Reps ballot papers vanished during election day in 2007 in the third largest polling booth in Bennelong
(if similar things happened in a few other polling booths, then John Howard did not lose his seat)
- I scrutineered for Prepolls in a huge warehouse on election night in 2015 NSW State election where many electorates were having their prepoll votes counted.
Just “by coincidence” a pile of 200 ballot papers for the incumbent Liberal MP Casuscelli almost vanished – they were sitting by themselves on ANOTHER table, a vacant table, a huge long distance away (guess 10 metres)
– my alertness at 1am brought the pile of 200 back into the counting area for that particular electorate, otherwise they would have been scooped up into another electorate or put in the bin.
The most likely explanation in my view of the extremely low “Voter Turnout” is that AEC officers overnight during prepoll and/or during election day simply removed UAP etc ballot papers from allegedly secure ballot boxes, causing those votes to vanish.
Another possible explanation is if the AEC used Dominion brand or similar machines to collate voting statistics for the tally room – these machines were proven to have interfered with votes for Donald Trump in the USA presidential election.
It has been alleged to me that the AEC has Dominion or Scytl machines, which CAN be hacked, but I do not know if this is correct or not.
Another method of Vote Frauds by AEC officers is by rubbing out one pencil number on a ballot paper.
My scrutineering of the 53,000 Prepoll ballot papers in Cowper on 21 and 22 May found a very strange pattern of informal votes, explicable only by the erasure of a pencil “7” on dozens of ballot papers and replacing it with a “1”, (see the attachment};
Therefore the ballot papers with two “1”s were judged informal, thus reducing the number of votes for the incumbent National Party MP who was, despite this dirty trick by AEC officials, narrowly re-elected.
regards, Lex Stewart, Psephologist