Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Did you know that the counties and SD’s Secretary of State’s office have kept anyone from seeing the Code Vote Records that audit the ES&S computerized voting tabulators even though it is Federal Law? In CA they post the CVRs right on websites after elections. SD Canvassing is currently involved in litigation to retrieve the CVRs. Did you know that several counties have been paying thousands of dollars yearly for a software subscription that helps read the CVRs, yet no county knew how to use it nor has ever done an audit of these computer tabulators? Did you know that SD Canvassing found the same exact algorithm in the 2022 governor race and the federal races? An algorithm, for the non-programmers among us, is a set of instructions that take an input, A, and provide an output, B, which changes the data involved in some way. All county auditors and the SOS office denied CVRs existed and some still continue to deny even after the CEO of ES&S admitted they do exist, and they are not proprietary. Did you know Rep. Mary Fitzgerald is recorded at a meeting repeating the SOS lie that they were proprietary after lying about the existence of CVRs. Do you know that SD never voted to implement these third party controlled computerized machines but instead the federal government sneakily slipped it into our state? That to me is and many others should be unconstitutional especially when not one audit has ever been done on these machines for years now!

“The South Dakota Constitution in article 3 section one expressly states that “the people expressly reserve to themselves the right to propose measures, which shall be submitted to a vote of the electors of the state. Article 6 section 4 of the South Dakota Constitution states that “the right of petition, and of the people peaceably to assemble to consult for the common good and make known their opinions, shall never be abridged.” Section 26 further states that “all political power is inherent in the people, and all free government is founded on their authority, and is instituted for their equal protection and benefit, and they have the right in lawful and constituted methods to alter or reform their forms of government in such manner as they think proper.” The US Constitution refers to the same inherent rights to petition the government in the first amendment. The 14th amendment states that “no state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States….” most importantly, the right of petition……. shall NEVER be abridged. SD Constitution.” SDcanvassing.com or go to our substack to read tons of evidence. Also https://goldrushdiscoverynews.substack.com/ that I operate.

We have a constitutional right to petition to bring forth an initiative to the people to vote on hand counting. We have learned a hand counting method that is accurate and swift but most importantly has lots of checks and balances. Just like balancing our own bank accounts we get to balance our votes with two democrats and two republicans working together to tally the votes! That is spiritually uplifting and gives hope for a bright future even for our descendants. We did a demo at the state capital, and it went wonderfully on February 23rd. It brings our communities together no matter what the party affiliation and people felt rewarded with knowing it was done properly with transparency. That is something these third party contracted computerized tabulators do not do!

Please attend our future hand counting training events. You will adore it and walk away with a smile on your face knowing it is the right thing to do. Do not allow these people to lie to you. We are working to keep everyone’s freedom. From Freedom Works, see you soon Neighbors!

Respectfully, Kate Crowley Johnson.