Statement from Christine Bush
My name is Christine Bish. I ran as the Republican Candidate for US House of Representatives in the 2020 Presidential election in California’s 6th Congressional District. After winning California’s March Primary and securing my position on the ballot I started opposition research on my opponent and the incumbent, Doris Matsui.
In the attached declaration (11.17.20 Bish Dec) is the chain of events in my court case to challenge Doris Matsui as a qualified candidate in California. It was this case that opened the door to question the validity of the election system in California. Please consider some of the information I am about to present; courtesy of a whistleblower. I will tour the Sacramento County Voter Registrar 4 times over the course of the campaign and communicate directly with Sacramento County employees.
My first tour of the Sacramento County Voter Registrar’s office was during the vote count in March of 2020. During this tour, the system of counting votes appeared honest and transparent. On this day I will discover that the signature verification process is subjective at best. The signatures on the outside of the envelopes for mail in ballots will be compared to signatures on file with the California Department of Motor vehicles. The people charged with the task of verifying signatures received a full day of training by a handwriting expect. This in no way makes the people comparing signatures experts or qualified in any way to certify the validity of a signature. I was invited to go through the exercise of signature verification and found I would have approved less the half the signatures the county approved and would have approved an equal number of signatures they denied. As I said, it is subjective. Attached is the training manual (signature comparison manual) that was used to validate our federal elections.
During my second visit to witness the vote count for the general election I will notice the Dominion voting systems and questionable procedures and practices. I was told the Dominion servers were off limits to non-County personnel. That systems were secure from outside influence. This information will prove to be questionable at best. Shortly after that visit, and to my surprise, I was sent a link to a Sacramento County Grand Jury Report. The Grand Jury Report (Below) shows flaws in the voting system and security. It will recommend cyber security audits and call in the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.
In questioning the recommendations of the Grand Jury Report, I was told that the FBI and Homeland security did visit the Sacramento Voter Registration office. My contact expressed concern over the August 2020 visit from the FBI and Homeland Security. I was surprised to find that the Grand Jury order that Homeland Security audit the system prior to the November election would be delayed until January 2021. This is confirmed in an email forwarded to me November 2020.
My interest in the security and validity of our election became a distraction from my original mission to challenge the validity of my opponent. I had to recruit assistance with knowledge of the election system and information technology. It was in that single decision I would learn that our system is not safe secure or valid.
On my third visit to the Voter Registrar office, I asked what prompted the choice to use the Dominion system and was told the Secretary of State had deemed all previous voting systems in California as outdated and as part of recent legislation all voting systems had to be replaced. Moreover, that counties that updated voting equipment approved by the SOS would receive State funding to reimburse up to 75% of the cost. My source then added that Dominion was the only system approved by the SOS at the time the expenditure was approved. The only Complete Voting System approved by the SOS from October 26, 2017 to November 15, 2018 was Dominion Voting Systems. This information can be confirmed in an attachment and on the SOS website.
On my fourth visit to the Voter Registration Office, I would discover more flaws and security issues with our elections. I will defer the alarming facts to the technical professional that assisted me.
On December 16, 2020 I sent a FOIA request for information about the vote count for my election and data about the election system. Again, to my surprise, the attorney for Sacramento County that was assigned to my challenge over the validity of my opponents’ ability to be a candidate responded to the FOIA, stating that my request was denied, and the release of the information would call into question the security of future elections; and that the public was better served by not releasing the information I requested than if the information was available to voters.
All hype in the Presidential election aside, the circumstances leading to the November 2020 election in the State of California needs to be called into question. My discovery of the Grand Jury inquiry into Sacramento would prove to be a red flag for all elections in the State of California. I believe every county election office that had election system concerns should have made those concerns public. The actions that prompted a whistleblower to reach out to a candidate should be alarming to every voter in California. Moreover, that a County Attorney would make the decision over what the voters of California should know and not know is disturbing at best.