Colorado election conspirators who launched a campaign on the ground involving volunteers, some of whom are potentially armed, going door-to-door looking for ghost ballots, are now helping to export the tactic across the country, maybe in 30 states. .
More specifically, the volunteers of the US Election Integrity Plan (USEIP) do not “investigate the fraud” that they believe may have taken place, but rather intend to “report the fraud” that they believe has occurred. occurred. Much of their certainty comes from the man behind the pseudo-science behind this conspiracy, Dr. Douglas Frank.
On September 13, he explained the reasoning and motivation of the conspiracy to door-to-door to his subscribers on Telegram, which is currently the preferred social media platform for extremists and conspirators who have been taken off the platforms. consumer forms.
âI feel the need to reiterate an important aspect of the electoral integrity movement,â Frank wrote. âIt’s not about evidence anymore. We already have * mountains * of evidence: mathematics, statistics, logistics, electronics, cybernetics, physicsâ¦ extraordinary affidavits.
Now it’s a matter of putting that evidence in front of the public eye. Because our lawmakers don’t want to tackle this. Our legal system does not want to solve this problem. I think the best way to educate and motivate the public is through canvassing. Not only do we get more evidence, but we individually expose citizens to fraud.
Join a team of canvassers! We are considerably improving our direct sales strategies. These days it’s more about * confirming * ghost voters than * finding * ghost voters. “
The two main points here are: “confirming ghost voters” and “personally exposing citizens to fraud”. The canvassers, wearing homemade badges identifying themselves with an official-sounding group like the “Voter Integrity Committee,” tell people that a voter fraud was committed in their name or using their address, making the promoting a plot that election officials and experts say is simply not true.
In Colorado, USEIP’s âVoter Verificationâ canvassing effort based on algorithm plot debunked started in Mesa County, led by Corey Anderson, a member of the Three Percenter Militia and husband of Mesa County GOP First Vice President Jacqueline Anderson.
He is also responsible for the security of the effort, a role he and other militia members played during a campaign event for Republican Colorado MP Lauren Boebert in December 2019.
Safety is a common concern for USEIP volunteers. Screenshots from the group’s private organization platform show that as part of coordinating a July prospecting effort in Colorado Springs, El Paso County Captain Charity McPike said that they were trying to “stay safe,” but also asked the armed participants to share their phone numbers with the rest of the group.
USEIP’s prospecting work here in Colorado led the Secretary of State to issue a notice in early September informing the Coloradans of their civil rights and suggesting options for appropriate responses to canvassers to protect voter privacy.
In his “Electoral analysis guidePublished last month, USEIP again raises the issue of volunteer canvassers needing “some sort of security help because of the nature of the compound.”
Several USEIP members argued for the carrying of firearms in their group’s internal organizing platform “Basecamp” during a discussion in March, immediately after the deadly shooting at a grocery store in Boulder. .
At least one member noted that the impetus for obtaining his license to wear concealment was not the shooting, but the ârigged elections that brought this group togetherâ.
Other members, including group founder Ashley Epp, discussed their belief that the massacre may have been organized or that it was a “false flag” operation designed to create an excuse for further news. restrictions on firearms.
Epp and other members of this conspiracy group, which also has ties to the QAnon Conspiracy, are now controlling and training volunteers across the country.
The group has teamed up with the Colorado GOP on local events and recently released their “County and local organization handbook. The manual says some of its first volunteers were sex criminals, but it has since implemented a background check as part of its vetting process.
The group offers all of its publications as well as additional resources for volunteers willing to join the group and undergo a background check, in part to prevent other participants with “pedophile tendencies,” as USEIP said. have had problems with the start.
In a September 2 to exchange on the USEIP website, Epp explains to commentator “dagneytaggert711”, who wants to start knocking on doors in South Carolina, that they are behind in the selection of new members, but that resources to launch efforts canvassing are on their way.
That same day, the Andersons and Sherronna Bishop were meeting with Mesa County Commissioners, District Attorney, and former Secretary of State Wayne Williams, who the county had hired to oversee the upcoming election due to the ongoing criminal investigation in Mesa County Clerk, Tina Peters. Peters is currently under federal and local investigation for his role in releasing Mesa County’s secure election data to the public by QAnon blogger Ron Watkins. Her Deputy Clerk Belinda Knisley is already facing the burglary and cybercrime misdemeanor charges.
Trying to prove their claims that the election was fraudulent, Corey Anderson said their team of around 30 volunteers Frank’s hypothesis “proven” by finding a â3 to 5% anomaly rateâ of supposed âghost votersâ. He also said his team sharing the results of their canvassing operation with Peters had made him believe in the plot that the election was rigged.
âWe started bringing this stuff to Tina,â Anderson said. âAnd as we brought in more and more things, she helped us investigate those things. This is what I think made her wonder [the election results]. “
August 31, Frank said the Blessed2Teach podcast he conducts canvassing operations in 500 counties in 30 states, and he has touted the effort as a way to “build a movement.”
âIt’s my job,â Frank said. âI work with the teams and I get the data. We analyze it together and make a game plan and we form teams of âsupermomâ and we start to poll the voters. Once we find the ghost voters and that guides us where to look, we find the fraud and it creates a movement in the state. ”
The conspiratorial volunteers go to residences where they are convinced that an electoral fraud has taken place, without the knowledge or the knowledge of the registered voter. Depending on the likely positive or negative response of the respondent, the volunteer is either awakening an innocent voter to the conspiracy or identifying a possible conspirator. They also take photographs of voters’ homes, apparently to document the residence for their “fraud” data.
Frank vividly states that volunteers find “ghost votes” in between a quarter and a third of the residences they apply for.
âWe can reduce the number so that about one in three or one in four doors finds a ghost voter,â says Frank. âYou go to a door and ask John Smith if he voted and he says, ‘I never vote! Â»And you sayÂ« OK Â»but as you walk away you look [on your list of voter data] and he voted well, it’s a ghost vote! Cha Ching! Or you show up at a house and there’s eight people registered there, but only two people live there – that’s six ghost ballots.
Frank’s explanations show either a fundamental misunderstanding or a deliberate misrepresentation of voter registration data, which is regularly updated with address changes, deceased voters, and name changes. And because the ability to vote is one of the most basic rights of American citizens, states (including Colorado) often go wrong by leaving outdated information in the database rather than too little, so as not to prevent an eligible voter from participating in democracy. County clerks and their election officials perform numerous checks to ensure that the ballots received have been cast by registered voters.
In addition to the knockers inspired by Frank’s plots, others who wanted to believe the 2020 election results were somehow incorrect also worked to help USEIP spread its disinformation.
USEIP volunteers Matt and Jeff (no last name given) promoted their training efforts on the podcast of former New Mexico State University professor and voter fraud conspirator David Clements September 4. Matt shared an Excel spreadsheet he calls an “election data analyzer” that allows canvassers to import the data they’ve collected and perform various statistical functions on it.
In the full video the duo focus their âresearchâ largely on high-density housing, implying that a high number of voter registrations in one place (no votes) is indicative of fraud. Another indication of fraud is apparently … a lot of Democrats. Matt explained his reasoning in an article on his Telegram channel:
Residence Case Study Part 1: Say you have a small team and you want to identify locations to solicit. How would you determine where to check registrations and voters at the address with limited resources? I took the 100 best addresses in a county. Inspected all on a map and identified residences. I then took these addresses and using the EDA Pivot filters, extracted the registrants, combined them into a table, and created this summary. There were 59 residences in the top 100. The number of registrants varied from 8 to 17 per location!
It is a strongly DEM county. 87% were DEM or unaffiliated voters. 15% were undeliverable or returned mail. Does this sound like a good place to look? I am exploring a web for these places. Next question, who owns these rentals? Good question.
USEIP founder Ashley Epp did not respond to a request for comment. This article will be updated with any response received.