I don’t know what this guy Douglas Frank knows about science, but he damn sure doesn’t know anything about law. If what he says is true, he’s confessing that Mike Lindell hired Erik Prince-type mercenaries to commit felony burglary by breaking into “computer facilities” — what? Dominion and Smartmatic? — and he’s also incriminating himself as an accessory after the fact. Jesus take the wheel.
I think Lindell’s efforts are probably closer to Airplane! or Police Story than to Mission Impossible, if we are to judge from the quality of his three mockumentaries.
This guy Frank just makes it all up out of whole cloth. PolitiFact did a piece on Frank’s hyperbolic claim that he had discovered a “key” which “unlocks the door and uncovers the ability to manipulate data and results” from a “sixth degree polynomial.” What’s that you say? It sounds like Aleister Crowley meets the Twilight Zone? How right you are.
Antrim County, Michigan, the site of a human error that briefly produced inaccurate unofficial results on election night in November, remains the target of a misinformation effort that aims to sow doubt about the integrity of the 2020 election.
A resident’s lawsuit against the county, filed in late November, helped fuel a debunked conspiracy theory that tabulators made by Dominion Voting Systems switched votes on behalf of Joe Biden. Donald Trump seized upon an analysis filed in the suit that was rife with inaccurate information to advance his claims of a stolen election. A hand recount of every ballot cast in Antrim County affirmed the results and Trump’s victory there.
Now, a new filing in the case claims a more far-reaching conspiracy, one in which the state government purportedly deployed a predetermined “key” to mathematically “convert” records of registered voters into counted votes.
The filing cites an analysis by Douglas Frank, who chairs the math and science department at a school in Cincinnati, that claims to have discovered that Michigan and other battleground states each used a unique key.
The filing defines the alleged “key” as a “sixth degree polynomial” that “unlocks the door and uncovers the ability to manipulate data and results.”
Frank’s analysis was filed as an exhibit in the case, and he explains his findings in a YouTube video that has received over 26,000 views. Frank says his work shows that “elections are being decided at the state level.”
How? “Ballots are being harvested at the precinct level, regulated at the county level, and determined at the state level,” he claims.
In an interview with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who has peddled disinformation about the election, Frank says he found algorithms were used in every state he’s analyzed to regulate voter registrations and ballots and control the election.
The filings were submitted by Matthew DePerno, the lawyer for the Antrim County resident, who is accusing the county of mishandling the results on a marijuana-related proposal that was also on the November ballot.
Frank’s bat guano analysis is predicated on the fact that there is something abnormal about all the people who registered to vote in 2020, some of them at the last minute. He admits his analysis of turnout and ballots cast counts only people registered by October. That doesn’t allow for last minute registrations, conditional registrations or same day registration, which exists in nineteen states and the District of Columbia. He calls those ballots “unregistered ballots,” and alleges that they were “injected” at the last minute.
Likewise, he decries mail-in ballots, which is where Donald Trump started throwing shade early on before the election because it was common knowledge that there would be a “red mirage” election night and when mail-in ballots were counted — in a pandemic crisis, don’t forget — there would be a lot of changes.
And elections being decided by mail-in votes is nothing new under the sun, but the Big Lie proponents are using it as a cudgel, because they would rather tear democracy apart than simply admit that the Mango Monarch lost and it’s time to move on.
But Lindell and crew persist. Here’s a little mood music.
Karl Rove said it would take “a conspiracy of James Bond movie proportions” to steal the election and that is apparently exactly what these people believe in.