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@ezraklein Today's GOP is NOT a political party, but an arm of the Kochs & RW. They are busy cementing their power behind trump's antics & impeachment. PLEASE...it's time to set aside the commentary & jokes. WE MUST ACT as quickly as possible to inform & engage our communities..
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@ezraklein It's not about who is right/wrong, etc. It's about

- threat of Oligarchs/ Corrupt Fascists attempting a gov. coup

- elections security, voter rights

- how to find the facts, truth, most current news

- neighborhood crisis planning

- seeking our shared American Values

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@ezraklein There are steps we can take now to curb their power & protect Democracy. IF we are very focused & unified in both our resolve and actions

- Secure Elections in States

- Stop #ConCon in states

- inform & engage our communities

- save Net Neutrality

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Welcome to the Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending November 10, 2019. With Congress on recess this week, we are going to do things a bit differently this week. We are going to take a dive into #McConnellsGraveyard.
#MoCTrack 1/33
bit.ly/34FD5jk
#GOP keeps trotting out their tired talking point about the “do-nothing-Dems” and all we can concentrate on is #Impeachment.

NOT TRUE.

What you’ll find below are 30 bills of the 300+ that #McConnell has stalled in the Senate.

#MoCTrack #DemCast 2/33
demcastusa.com/2019/11/10/mit…
HR 1 - #ForThePeople

A bill that would improve voting rights, fix campaign finance regulations, and mandate ethics and accountability reforms.
💯 over 100 co-sponsors (236)

#MoCTrack #McConnellsGraveyard 3/33
vox.com/2019/3/8/18253…
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@brianstelter @sheree_bouchard Step out of the “trump/GOP“ cycle and toward the solution(s). We’re bombarded daily with breaking news, outrageous antics, lawlessness, propaganda & chaos. It’s intentional.

Today’s GOP is not a political party, but an arm of the Koch bros. & RW.

There is a path out ... 1/
@brianstelter @sheree_bouchard If you're scared (you should be)...there are steps we can take now to curb their power & protect Democracy. IF we're very focused & unified in our resolve and actions

- Secure Elections in States

- Stop #ConCon in states

- inform & engage our communities

- save Net Neutrality
@brianstelter @sheree_bouchard 3/ NOW is the time to work & plan for the "if". That means having a plan. We don't have to agree on anything beyond opposing a Fascist RW takeover that endangers us all.

- vehemently oppose GOP judicial nominees

- End Citizens United & ALEC

- #GOTV & protect voting rights
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1/6 HOW TO SET GOOD GUIDELINES FOR VOTING SYSTEMS
1) Consult with #cybersecurity experts
2) Do what they say
House bill #HR3351 says "the voter shall have the option to mark his or her ballot by hand." That's good. That's what the majority of cybersecurity experts recommend.
2/6 HOW NOT TO SET GUIDELINES FOR VOTING SYSTEMS
Senate bill #SecureElectionsAct sets up a panel of "independent experts on #ElectionSecurity" then fills it with ppl who are NOT #security experts. If you have to have heart surgery - do you want a surgeon or a hospital admin?
3/6 The #SecureElectionsAct has #bipartisan support, but contrary to current narrative it is NOT less intrusive to states - just less effective. It still sets up standards - but instead of specific ones, they are undefined & will be determined later by a panel of non-security ppl
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@kurteichenwald If you're scared (you should be)...there are steps we can take now to curb their power & protect Democracy. IF we're very focused & unified in our resolve and actions

- Secure Elections in States

- Stop #ConCon in states

- inform & engage our communities

- save Net Neutrality
@kurteichenwald NOW is the time to work & plan for the "if". That means having a plan. We don't have to agree on anything beyond opposing a Fascist RW takeover that endangers us all.

- vehemently oppose GOP judicial nominees

- End Citizens United & ALEC

- #GOTV & protect voting rights
@kurteichenwald There are several Resistance orgs. fighting Dark $ at both State & Fed. levels. Visit their sites, follow on twitter, support them & use their citizen actions

@representus

@Public_Citizen citizen .org

@peoplefor pfaw .org

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Thread. BIG NEWS the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines 2.0 #cybersecurity working group is going to recommend NO #Wi-Fi & NO #Internet capability for #voting systems. This does not include #epollbooks but does include tabulators & election management systems. @secureourvotes
This is not a done deal, but it is a good step! The working group recommendations will be given to the Technical Guidelines Development Committee this Fri & they (the TGDC) may vote on these recs (could be up/down) then (supposedly) they go to the EAC for a public comment period.
Keep in mind that even if the EAC adopts these guidelines - they are still VOLUNTARY. States can choose to disregard them, or follow some & not others. Also the recommendation is not for the Wi-Fi capability to be removed, but instead permanently disabled due to cost of removal.
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Securing America’s Elections Part II: Oversight of Government Agencies #ElectionSecurity hearings supposed to be starting now by the House #JudiciaryCommittee
Strong priorities stated by #MattMasterson from @CISAgov but a focus on detecting interference will not detect insider rigging.
@CISAgov @EACgov Hovland saying states do not have the resources they need to protect #elections. And Election Assistance Commission budget is less than some cities spend on potholes.
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#UMM: Is now a good time to remind everyone that RON JOHNSON is the CHAIRMAN of the Senate Homeland Security Committee...?

You know, the committee that oversees DHS, the department in charge of SECURING OUR ELECTIONS...
#FLAG: In April, Sen. Ron Johnson was confronted about Russian election interference and DHS's primary role in election security and preventing it.

He claimed he cares about Russian election interference, but quickly downplayed it.

"Let's not blow this thing out of proportion."
#NOTE: As Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Johnson has not held a single hearing dedicated to #ElectionSecurity this year.

Not after the Mueller Report.

Not after DHS leadership was gutted.

Not after reports that it's not a priority.

hsgac.senate.gov/hearings?PageN…
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This is an excellent example of a state wasting good taxpayer dollars purportedly to secure elections, Indiana might as well flush $10M down the toilet. govtech.com/security/India…
Adding a VVPAT printer to 10% of DREs is beyond foolish. VVPAT's have been found to be unreliable, if not useless, to provide a physical record of voter intent because voters rarely check them. But that's not all. Any reasonable attack could & would avoid the 10% of machines ...
...that have a VVPAT to easily ensure that the attack could not be detected at all. That leaves 90% of machines an attack could manipulate entirely without even the slightest chance of detection. This $10M folly provides absolutely NO security or protections against hacking...
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Wow. #Orwellian #Doublespeak Below @KathyBoockvar claims to be part of a bipartisan effort to improve #ElectionSecurity. Yesterday she released a report re-certifying the #ExpressVoteXL through a secret review that was not open to the public. freespeechforpeople.org/wp-content/upl…
3 good government groups made a joint statement about what a charade this #security review of the #ExpressVoteXL was freespeechforpeople.org/election-secur…
“It is disappointing that @KathyBoockvar decided not to be fully transparent” said @kskoglund Chief Technologist of Citizens for Better Elections. “Every petition for reexamination since 1980 has included a demonstration where the public and petitioners were invited."
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Do you know who oversees Elections in your State?

In 41 states, it's the Secretary of State (#SoS)
And 10 of them are up for re-election.
#ElectionSecurity #VotingRights

#Elections2019 - #KY #LA #MS
#Elections2020 - #MO #MT #NC #OR #VT #WA

THREAD of All Democratic Candidates
All Democratic Candidates for Secretary of State
#Elections2019 in (currently GOP) - #KY #LA #MS
#Elections2020 in (currently GOP) - *#MO #MT #OR *#WA *#WV
#Election2020 Dems in #NC #VT
(*No Dem Candidates YET
in #MISSOURI, #WASHINGTON OR #WestVirginia)
#SoS2020

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KENTUCKY #Election2019
Democratic Candidate #KY Secretary of State
Heather French Henry
heatherfrenchhenry.com
@missamerica2000

vs GOP Michael Adams

VOTE NOVEMBER 5, 2019
Register by October 7.
Application here: elect.ky.gov/SiteCollection…

#SecretariesOfState #SoS

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Excited to announce we have an offer of up to $5,000 in matching funds for $$ raised via our GoFundMe thru the end of Sept! $ raised so far will be included! Thx to those who donated! Can you plz give as much as you can today to support #ElectionSecurity! gofundme.com/f/support-bett…
2. Your donation will help me edit/distribute footage of #hackers dominating #election equipment from the @VotingVillageDC at #DEFCON27. #Voting machines & #registration databases from all over US were hacked/ all of it is in use. This port? easy to #hack. gofundme.com/f/support-bett…
3. Your donation also supports my writing - like the op-ed I wrote for #TheHill describing what easy pickings our #voting machines are for #hackers. thehill.com/opinion/techno… The piece was shared almost 3k times. gofundme.com/f/support-bett…
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So this happened a week ago & it’s getting zero attention—
The 3rd annual hackers convention @defcon @VotingVillageDC

The vulnerabilities found on easily hacked voting machines were astronomical & alarming.

Result—Congress must mandate US election security.

Let’s unwrap this…
2017 was the first year hackers were given free reign to try to hack US voting equipment of all types.

In 2017, Hackers @defcon @VotingVillageDC were able to hack all machines used in the 2016, in as little as 90 minutes.

#ElectionSecurityNOW

cnet.com/news/defcon-ha…
In 2017, they found a CF card in a surplussed Diebold electronic voting machine (EVM) with active voter rolls from the 2008 election in a SQLite database, plain text.

Folks…this is an alarming example of how secure state’s voting records are:

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Thread 1. !CTA! Tues 8/20 8:30 PM EST Unique Opportunity - call w/ Senator @RonWyden & @HarriHursti To get $600M dollars in #ElectionSecurity funding for cash-strapped states. Sign up for call here: zoom.us/webinar/regist… @StandUpAmerica @secureourvotes @LetNYvote @commoncauseny
2. Read my op-ed @thehill about what I experienced at #DEFCON & the very real dangers we are facing right now in achieving an accurate vote count. thehill.com/opinion/techno… @VerifiedVoting @NEDCDefense @D3P @BrennanCenter @dailykos
3. !CTA! 9/17 there will be a nation-wide action to push for the $600M in #ElectionSecurity funding. Call tonight is to plan for this. Sign up: zoom.us/webinar/regist… Host an event. @StandUpAmerica @peoplefor @emilyslist @LetNYvote @NYDLC @representus @VerifiedVoting
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🚨 For Georgia! If you live in GA, pls sign this FORMAL DEMAND for election-security testing by MONDAY. If you don’t, pls share.

Election officials should NOT certify new voting machines WITHOUT SECURITY TESTING—which is what Brian Kemp did here!
#ElectionSecurity #gapol
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I decided to visit @senatemajldr (also known as #MoscowMitchTraitor ) graveyard to see what #ElectionSecurity bills were in the Senate.

Hold tight. This is going to be one long ass thread.... I would also like to note that not a single Republican has introduced one of these.
S1472 Protecting American Votes

This requires paper ballots and risk-limiting audits in all Federal elections.
S 1540 Elections Security Act - Protect elections by providing finicial support and enhanced infrastructure security

S 825 Protect Our Elections - Requires domestic ownership of election services and election service providers
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The ‘National Journal’ noted that Mike Espy, #MS US Senate Candidate #Election2020-has
liberal social views mixed with his support for cutting the federal budget and protecting Mississippi's defense and agricultural industries.
In 2018, Espy said that he supports free trade.
Mike Espy 🔁#Mississippi US Senate candidate #Election2020-Nov-3.
believes that the decision by Republicans to deny an expansion of #Medicaid is why so many rural hospitals in Mississippi have closed. #MSpol #MS #DemSenate2020 FOLLOW>>@MikeEspyMS
Mike Espy 🔁#Mississippi US Senator #Election2020-Nov-3 opposes a border wall, citing cost concerns.He opposes the Trump administration's family separation policy and said “a solution can be found "with the right combination of common sense and compassion." #DemSenate2020
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😡#MoscowMitch McConnell just went full Kremlin🇷🇺 ! He just accused lawmakers of “hysteria” & “McCarthyism” for wanting to pass #ElectionSecurity🗳 legislation that he is BLOCKING. 😱Republicans’ tactics & language are indistinguishable from Putin’s propaganda poppycock! 🇺🇸 💔
Another reason for #IMPEACHMENT hearings—to have a platform for counter-programming GOP asymmetrical warfare. Trump hijacks media & drowns us in endless rage. Republicans pound us w/ Russian propaganda on FoxNews TV, radio, & even in Congress. We have to take back our info space.
It's getting so ugly. Trump's all but hurled the n-word. Emboldened Nazis killing people is already the new normal. And Repubs show no signs of reining in or even acknowledging the racism. We can't wait for 2020. #ImpeachmentHearingsNOW—to systematically counter this nightmare.
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.@JerryNadler, Chair of the Judiciary Committee, teed off today's #MuellerHearings by establishing that Trump & Barr are lying about #Mueller's findings.

Mueller, when asked if his RPT found no obstruction and exonerates Trump: "It is not what the report said." #FollowTheFacts
As Democrats focused on obstruction of justice by Trump, GOP Rep. Buck tried to help Trump.

But ended up shining a brighter light instead on the tell-tale approach Mueller decided on for when he 1) found or 2) did not find sufficient evidence of a crime by Trump. #FollowTheFacts
House Intelligence Committee Chair @AdamSchiff put it all into perspective as he discussed the "methodical" and "devastating" #MuellerReport

Echoing Mueller's words, Schiff explained that nothing short of our American democracy was attacked and remains at stake. #FollowTheFacts
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#WATCH: Mueller warns...Russia continues to attack our elections "AS WE SIT HERE."

Q: "Did you think that this was a single attempt...or did you find evidence to suggest [Russia will] try to do this again?"

MUELLER: "It wasn't a single attempt. They're doing it as we sit here."
#FLAG: Mueller fears that accepting #ElectionInterference is the "new normal."

Q: "Have we established...[that any candidate] aware of a hostile foreign power trying to influence an election has no duty to report?"

MUELLER: "I hope this is not the new normal, but I fear it is."
#REDFLAG: The NRCC, the committee to elect Republicans in the House, REFUSED to pledge not to accept/use hacked materials in 2020.

It wasn't a part of ANY coverage today, despite Mueller's warnings about #ElectionInterference and fear of the "new normal."
thedailybeast.com/rep-tom-emmers…
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Vendors have misled the public, media, & others by re-defining “paper ballot” to include not only unhackable HAND marked paper ballots, but also hackable MACHINE-marked summary cards w/ barcodes.
Pls join tonight’s #ElectionSecurity HAPPY HOUR 🍺for a lively discussion! #NN19 ⤵️
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Vendors have misled the public, media, & others by re-defining “paper ballot” to include not only unhackable HAND marked paper ballots, but also hackable MACHINE-marked summary cards w/ barcodes.
Pls join tonight’s #ElectionSecurity HAPPY HOUR 🍺for a lively discussion! #NN19 ⤵️
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Vendors have misled the public, media, & others by re-defining “paper ballot” to include not only unhackable HAND marked paper ballots, but also hackable MACHINE-marked summary cards w/ barcodes.
Pls join tonight’s #ElectionSecurity HAPPY HOUR 🚝for a lively discussion! #NN19 ⤵️
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