The CID numbers have at least two other peculiarities. The first is that letters in the alphanumeric CID numbers are assigned specific numeric values. The letter “M”, for instance, stands for an 11 or 12 unit gap between each consecutive M. The letter “C” represents the end of a group of 111 or 112 numbers, and the letter “B” stands for a gap of 11,111.

The second peculiarity is that about 75% of all alphanumeric CID numbers were registered on New Year’s Day. In New York County alone, over 121,000 of 143,000 alphanumeric CID numbers have a January 1st registration date. That is over 10% of the active registered population of New York County. Other counties are similar.

NYCA has identified five distinct matrices in New York’s 62 counties. One, dubbed “The Spiral,” is used in 52 counties. That is the matrix used for examples in this article. There are also the “Reverse Spiral” (five counties), “The Metronome” (four counties), “The Blur” (one county), and “The Tartan” (40% of each county in the state). Each Matrix has built-in variations that interfere with any attempt to easily understand or visualize what it is doing.

For instance, the Spiral Matrix starts by separating each consecutive number by 11,1111. Then, it punctuates every tenth “11,111” with “11,112” (11,111 +1). After this has cycled a few times, it switched to “1,111” and “1,112” every tenth record. This runs for hundreds of entries, then thousands, then switches to “111” and “112”, and so on. In between, it throws in odd numbers that seem out of place, like “27,778” or “833”. All of these numbers belong to a family of numbers known to mathematicians as “RepUnits”.

A RepUnit is any number of 2 or more digits where each digit is the same as all the rest. For instance, the numbers “11”, “111”, “1,111”, and “11,111” are all RepUnits of “1”. In the same way, “22”, “333”, and “4,444” are RepUnits of the numbers 2, 3, and 4, respectively. The numbers 27,778 and 833 are not RepUnits themselves but they are both related to RepUnits of “1”. The number 27,778 is 25% of 111,111 (rounded) and 833 is 75% of 1,111 (rounded. NYCA calls these numbers “quarter RepUnits” and a “triple quarter RepUnit”. Quarter and triple quarter RepUnits are used to mark the end of a group of 10 RepUnits and the start of the next highest RepUnit, like changing from 1,111 to 11,111.

The Matrix is built into the voter roll records of every county in New York. This is a fact. Any person with access to the rolls can see for themselves as long as they know what to look for. It is very hard to find but once it is known, very easy to see. These two qualities are essential to any successful implementation of steganography, and that is what this is.

“Steganography” is similar to cryptography, where a message is disguised by changing its content based on a set of rules. For instance, exchanging the number “11,111” with the letter “B”, and the number “111” with the letter “C”. That is simple cryptography. Steganography goes a step further, by hiding the fact that there is a message. The Spartan king Demaratus once scraped the wax off of a writing tablet, wrote a message to his city on the wood underneath, then replaced the wax and sent it past guards outside a city. They did not suspect the blank tablet contained a warning to inhabitants of the city and let it through their checkpoint.

Voter rolls are public. They cannot be hidden without violating public access laws. Moreover, they cannot be encrypted (at least, not obviously) without violating those same laws. If there is a need to hide information within the voter rolls, the only way is to use steganographic methods. The question is why?

NYCA tried to identify a legitimate purpose for the Matrix. Their top contenders were all related to database optimization. The problem is that no legitimate scheme would include falsifying data in the database, and that is what New Year’s Day registration dates look like. This, they hasten to add, isn’t simply because the dates are on their face false, it is because those dates are linked to essential components of the Matrix: the alphanumeric CID numbers. The linkage of those dates with those specific numbers makes a legitimate explanation unlikely.

As for nefarious reasons, one immediately came to mind. By restructuring voter identification numbers into a well-defined matrix structure, it becomes possible to place, track, and interact with phantom registrations. Is that what is going on?

One source I consulted for this article not only agreed that is what is happening, he said he’d seen it before, with the same patterns made out of RepUnits. According to him, he saw it in the Middle East. The purpose, according to him, was to “control elections. I never expected to see it in America.”

The Matrix found within New York’s voter rolls closes the loop started with ballot trafficking, as seen in the movie “2,000 Mules.” For trafficked ballots to have any effect, they must be counted. To prevent an overcount, the vote count must match the voter count. To do that, phantom registrations are needed.

We know from 2,000 Mules that fake ballots were counted in the 2020 General Election. We know from research conducted by NYCA that large numbers of phantom voters are present in the voter rolls. The only piece missing from this puzzle is a way to clandestinely access the phantom voter records.

The problem is similar to that faced by a pirate captain. He has stolen a ship full of treasure and must hide it. He buries the treasure on several small islands. If he doesn’t make maps to identify where the treasure is buried, he may as well have thrown it into the sea. The same problem exists here. The phantom voter records must be hidden so they cannot be discovered by others but they must be easy to find for the people who put them there.

The Voter Matrix can solve that problem. It creates a hidden structure within the ID numbers. That structure can be accessed by an external app that understands the Matrix. It uses the repositioned numbers to determine which can be safely interacted with (phantoms) and which cannot (legitimate records). This is what NYCA has found. Anyone with access to the voter rolls can see it.