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To conceal that Georgia’s new Dominion ICX voting system will put votes into barcodes & describe the contests in abbreviated form, @GaSecofState “used a bait and switch technique by posting a video demonstration of a BMD it [falsely] claimed to be the current ICX system.” 1/
“The video showed a BMD producing a full ballot with alignment marks instead of bar codes. However, the system in the video is not proposed for Georgia, is not certified and is not known to be installed in other states.” 2/
@Voterga found the real Dominion ICX system being purchased in an entirely different Dominion demonstration video on You Tube.” 3/
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This progress is due to grassroots activism! As in GA, the concern is that corruption may have driven the choice of ES&S’s “Hybrid” barcode voting system.

One of 3 Philly Commissioners now “favors invalidating the city’s choice of voting machines...” 1/ philly.com/politics/phila…
2/ “Philadelphia City Commissioner Anthony Clark, who rarely says anything at board meetings and has a reputation for not showing up to work, suddenly spoke up Wednesday to say he favors invalidating the city’s choice of voting machines and restarting the selection process.”
3/ Wow! “His comments, which caught nearly everyone by surprise, were delivered almost casually during the commissioners’ weekly meeting, after City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart urged the elections officials to nullify the controversial selection of new systems.”
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The section of this article re: GA’s new voting system law should have FIRST stated the truth (the barcoded summary cards from these voting systems can’t be meaningfully audited) & 2d stated Raffensperger’s lie w/ explanation. Putting the lie first reinforces it. #gapol #HB316 1/
3/ Also, the piece does not explain WHY these barcodes summary cards can’t be meaningfully audited.
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Big voting system vendors ES&S and Dominion are "preemptively disqualified" from getting the massive GA contract, as @ericgeller and @politico report, based on the @OSET report.
We tried to tell the lawmakers, but they would not listen. #HB316
#HB316 politico.com/newsletters/mo…
We also sent this letter along to the attorneys for the SOS reminding them of the issue that we had been raising for weeks. …altionforgoodgovernance.sharefile.com/d-s53bb07972b5…
3/ Here is our previous letter reminding SOS attorneys of our long standing demand to adopt the hand marked paper ballot option using the system that they already own. …altionforgoodgovernance.sharefile.com/d-s3ac89c14e57…
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One of the most important documents in the 2019/2020 fight for fair elections was published today by @OSET. At first blush it might appear to only apply to GA, but it has national importance. Constitutional questions raised re: barcode balloting. 1/ trustthevote.org/wp-content/upl…
2/ This unauditable BMD technology is being adopted at rapid rates by counties across the country without understanding the security risks and the inability to audit the results. The nation's leading expert in post-election auditing @philipbstark says--
3/ _ @OSET report explains that there is “no way for the voter to verify what choices are actually being counted, and hence for the majority of solutions, the ballot cannot be said to be “verifiable” by the voter.” [GA new bill requires voter-verifiable ballot. ES&S cannot meet.]
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Georgia’s abortion bill will send women to prison for up to ten years for having an abortion > 6 weeks. The GOP lawmakers who passed this bill were elected courtesy of votes cast on unauditable voting machines from a company whose Sr. programmer was a convicted embezzler. 1/
2/ Source re: the abortion bill: shareblue.com/georgia-republ…
3/ I discuss the convicted embezzler at Diebold Election Systems, which supplied Georgia’s unauditable voting machines (and was acquired by ES&S in 2009), in here: whowhatwhy.org/2019/01/02/wil…
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🚨 Voters! Pls sign this PETITION asking @OversightDems to investigate Georgia bill that wld allow insecure barcode voting systems from ES&S whose top GA lobbyist is now Brian Kemp’s chief of staff! Pls reply ✅. TY. #HandMarkedPaperBallots

PETITION: change.org/p/letter-to-ho… 1/
2/ Link to one of my recent pieces describing the barcode voting system enabled by #HB316. Many other jurisdictions are buying these insecure systems as well, though GA may be the first to use it statewide. whowhatwhy.org/2019/01/11/geo…
3/ Link to another @whowhatwhy piece of mine describing the “Hybrid” version of the barcode voting system that #HB316 allows. whowhatwhy.org/2019/03/19/per…
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Over a month ago @OSET warned GA officials that neither ES&S nor Dominion could meet #HB316's definition of an electronic ballot marker, which includes the requirement of a "voter-verifiable paper ballot." Will Kemp sign the bill that excludes ES&S? 1/

bit.ly/OSET19hb316
2/ On Sunday our attorneys warned SOS again that #HB316 prohibits barcode balloting--(nor does the Constitution), eliminating the large vendors from the contract. …altionforgoodgovernance.sharefile.com/d-s2f158500128…
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Thread to explain why ES&S, Dominion and most vendors for new voting system can't meet the terms of #HB316 for new voting system. First, let's look at a BMD ballot card from ES&S system. 1/
2/ Which is the "official ballot?" Or "official vote?" The barcode or the human readable? If they disagree, which counts? HB316 says that machine must "print an elector verifiable paper ballot." Sounds like human readable is official one. But ES&S software only counts barcodes.
3/ HB316 says that paper ballots must be "marked" with voter's choices in "format readable" by voter. Sounds like the bottom portion--text is the required format. Bill also says that the printed paper ballot is the ballot that controls recount or audit result. (obviously text.)
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We @CoalitionGoodGv wrote @GaSecofState attorneys explaining why BMDs and barcode votes in #HB316 are unlawful and why we will fight this absurd voting system in our federal court case. #gapol …altionforgoodgovernance.sharefile.com/d-sa08349fbe45…
2/ Please support our efforts to fight for IMMEDIATELY implemented hand marked paper ballots with audits, NO #HB316, and no BMDs or barcode votes. We are the only group with this kind of legal action in the country. This is important to democracy. crowdpac.com/campaigns/3902…
3/ Here is a better link with the letter's links intact.
…altionforgoodgovernance.sharefile.com/d-se80d41b3921…
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@JoyAnnReid TY, @JoyAnnReid! The Georgia voting system bill allows Kemp to buy as a primary system: (1) barcode ballot marking devices (to mark “paper ballots” for us) + scanners; or (2) a “hybrid” system that combines the BMD & scanner into a single unit. Both are ridiculously insecure. 1/
@JoyAnnReid 2/ Here’s one of my articles about the many dangers of non-hybrid barcode BMDs allowed under #HB316. via @whowhatwhy whowhatwhy.org/2019/01/11/geo…
@JoyAnnReid @whowhatwhy 3/ Here’s my article re: the “hybrid” barcode BMDs allowed under #HB316. Hybrids include all the unacceptable dangers of regular (non-hybrid) barcode BMDs, & then add “Permission to Cheat” & electronic “Ballot Stuffing” features on top. via @whowhatwhy whowhatwhy.org/2019/03/19/per…
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🔥 Call to Action! Help get 7K signatures on this PETITION asking @OversightDems to investigate Georgia bill that wld allow voting systems that can change machine-marked “paper ballots” AFTER they’re cast! Pls sign & reply DONE. #HandMarkedPaperBallots 1/ change.org/p/letter-to-ho…
2/ Recent @whowhatwhy article describing these dangerous new voting systems and what jurisdictions have chosen them for 2020. whowhatwhy.org/2019/03/19/per…
3/ Pls sign the petition even if you don’t live in one of these jurisdictions. This has the potential to affect the presidential election and balance of power in Congress. #HandMarkedPaperBallots #ProtectOurVotes #HB316 #gapol
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Dear @kirkpatrickdk: Don’t you think YOU had some responsibility to preclude the state from buying ballot marking devices w/ “integrated” scanners (ie, “Hybrids”)? As you were advised, hybrids, can change these machine-marked “paper ballots” AFTER they are cast. #gapol #HB316 1/
2/ I mean, after all, you are an “adult”.
3/ “NEW ‘HYBRID’ VOTING SYSTEM CAN CHANGE PAPER BALLOT AFTER IT’S BEEN CAST” - @whowhatwhy whowhatwhy.org/2019/03/19/per…
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Dear @markniesse & @bluestein: Pls ask @GovKemp and @GaSecofState if THIS is the type of system they plan to buy 4 Georgia. #HB316 specifically allows BMDs w/ “integrated” scanners (hybrids) suggesting the answer is YES, but no one seems to have asked them directly. TY. #gapol
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Call to Action: Help get 5K signatures on this PETITION asking @OversightDems to investigate Georgia bill that would allow voting systems that can change machine-marked “paper ballots” AFTER they’re cast! Pls sign & reply DONE. #HandMarkedPaperBallots 1/

change.org/p/letter-to-ho…
2/ Recent @whowhatwhy article describing these dangerous new voting systems and what jurisdictions have chosen them for 2020. whowhatwhy.org/2019/03/19/per…
3/ Pls sign the petition even if you don’t live in one of these jurisdictions. This has the potential to affect the presidential election and balance of power in Congress. Thank you. #HandMarkedPaperBallots #ProtectOurVotes #HB316 #gapol
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New “dieselgate” voting systems can change the paper trail AFTER you vote. “[S]imilar to the illegal emissions in dieselgate, fraudulent votes wld be undetectable during the inspection (the manual audit...)” #HandMarkedPaperBallots
By @whowhatwhy 1/

Link: whowhatwhy.org/2019/03/19/per…
2/ “[C]ounties in Pennsylvania, Texas, Kansas (Johnson County), Ohio, Delaware (entire state), New Jersey, and New York have already chosen ExpressVote, ExpressVote XL, or ImageCast Evolution hybrids for 2020.”

These are all “Dieselgate” voting systems.
3/ In Georgia, “House Bill 316, which would allow Georgia officials to buy “electronic ballot markers” with “integrated” ballot scanners...for statewide use, passed both the state House and Senate last week.”

These are “hybrids” aka “dieselgate” voting systems! #gapol #HB316
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New “hybrid” voting system can add fake votes to ur machine-marked “paper ballot” AFTER it’s been cast, so that a manual audit will come up CLEAN. Counties in KS, PA, TX, OH, DE, NY, & NJ have chosen hybrids! GA may get them 4 the whole state! @whowhatwhy whowhatwhy.org/2019/03/19/per…
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New “hybrid” voting system can add fake votes to ur machine-marked “paper ballot” AFTER it’s been cast, so that a manual audit will come up CLEAN. Counties in KS, PA, TX, OH, DE, & NJ have chosen hybrids! GA wants them too! By @jennycohn1 for @whowhatwhy
whowhatwhy.org/2019/03/19/per…
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Call to Action! The @OversightDems’ Georgia investigation may be our best chance to expose voting-system vulnerabilities & corruption b4 2020. GA’s vendor, ES&S, supplies 44% of US election equipment & is selling systems all over the US! Pls sign the PETITION & reply DONE. TY. 1/
2/ For more details as to why Georgia is considered ground zero for computerized election corruption in the US —- and why Georgia’s voting system corruption impacts the entire nation — pls read my heavily sourced article here. TY. #gapol #HB316 link.medium.com/SS8Px8299U
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Call to Action! The @OversightDems’ Georgia investigation may be our best chance to expose underreported voting-system vulnerabilities & corruption before 2020. GA’s vendor, ES&S, supplies 44% of US election equipment & is selling systems all over the US! Pls reply DONE. 1/
For more details as to why Georgia is considered ground zero for computerized election corruption in the US —- and why Georgia’s voting system corruption impacts the entire nation — pls read my heavily sourced article here. TY. #gapol #HB316 2/ link.medium.com/G2mgO7G89U
3/ The @OversightDems investigation is a huge development because, among other reasons, they have subpoena power. @PAAuditorGen did incredible work exposing close ties between voting machine vendors & election officials in PA w/o subpoena power.
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When a Democratic Secty of State abuses her power, they strip her power. But when Georgia’s Republican Secty of State abuses his 10x more, he is elevated to the governorship & given carte blanche to award a $150 MILLION voting machine contract to his pet vendor, ES&S. #HB316
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Georgia was also the 1st state to deploy F-rated paperless unauditable voting machines statewide. They came from Diebold whose Sr. programmer was a convicted embezzler. ES&S, GA’s current vendor, bought Diebold in 2009. 1/
2/ I wrote all about this with sources in here. link.medium.com/skxdTEir7U
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For one thing, the system routes the machine-marked “paper ballot” under the print head AFTER its been cast, so that bad actors could program or hack the machine to fill in fraudulent votes when no one can possibly catch the fraud. #gapol #HB316 1/
3/ The fraudulent votes would be analogous to the toxic emissions in Dieselgate because the inspection, the review by the voter (if any) and the manual audit, would come up clean.
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