“Selection Code,” the hotly-anticipated documentary film from MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and investigative journalist Lara Logan, is pulling no punches about what went on during the 2020 presidential election in Mesa County, Colorado.
The film, which premiered on Saturday during Lindell’s “The Moment of Truth Summit” in Springfield, Missouri, primarily followed the story of Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters. Peters garnered the national spotlight in 2021 for publishing three “Mesa Reports,” which centered on data from a backup copy she made of her county’s voting system server.
The backed-up server provided a contrast with which to compare a “new” server that was installed through a “trusted build,” a process whereby a new, certified voting system was grafted into the hardware of the standing election software. According to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, a “trusted build” is one “that is performed with several security and verification measures to a such an extent that the executable machine code can confidently be shown to be a faithful and authentic representation of the source code.”
However, Jeff O’Connell, a lead investigator featured in the film, stated that the election irregularities recorded in Mesa County provided a “Rosetta Stone” for examining voting irregularities in the U.S.
For example, in Mesa County, the film revealed that there were three primary databases, a tabulation database, an adjudication database, and a master database. Ballots were scanned into the machines in batches of up to 100, and the film contended that at least 20,000 of 25,000 ballot records were copied to a “new” database created through a trusted build.
Further, the ballot images “did not represent the same number of ballots as they did the first time.” In fact, O’Connell pointed out that two forensic images were taken of the Mesa County election server – before the information on the old server was “gone.”