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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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Both organizers of DEFCON hacking village advise against the purchase of Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs) for use by all voters. Yet jurisdictions throughout the US have already purchased BMDs for such universal use and continue doing so. This is a travesty. #HandMarkedPaperBallots
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Unfortunately, PA is NOT “doin good.” PA’s largest county (Philly) chose ES&S ExpressVote XL Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs) after receiving $$$ from ES&S lobbyists. Per @philipbstark, who invented Risk Limiting Audits (RLAs), BMDs cannot provide the basis for a meaningful RLA. 1/
2/ If the paper audit trail from an election is itself hacked, Risk Limiting Audits can’t detect it. Thus, most voters should use unhackable #HandMarkedPaperBallots, with machine marked (hackable) printouts from Ballot Marking Devices only for voters who are unable to hand mark.
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NC’s most populous county chooses machine marked (hackable) Summary Cards from risky Ballot Marking Devices—as opposed to unhackable HAND MARKED paper ballots—despite admitting most voters won’t review the cards 4 fraudulent machine marks or omissions. wsoctv.com/news/local/9-i… 1/
2/ Screenshot from the above article written by @JoeBrunoWSOC9. The quote is from an election board member. cc: @MeckCounty
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Too bad @PhillyVotes chose ES&S’s ExpressVote XL Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs) after receiving donations from ES&S lobbyists. Per @philipbstark, who invented Risk Limiting Audits (RLAs), BMDs cannot provide the basis for a meaningful RLA. @PAStateDept @ChrisDeluzio #corruption 1/
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This is a distortion of history. The concern in 2000 was punch cards, which machines can rig by cutting the holes so that they’re too hard or too easy to dislodge. No one is calling 4 punch cards. Election-security experts are calling for #HandMarkedPaperBallots (paper & pen). 1/
Several former workers told Dan Rather that Sequoia had changed the paper stock b4 the election & knew in advance the punch cards would cause problems. 2/ wired.com/2007/08/sequoi…
ES&S may have provided some of the defective punch cards in Florida 2000 as well. 3/
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.@amyklobuchar knows that vendors have re-defined “paper ballots” (w/o the “hand marked” prefix) to include hackable machine-marked printouts (often w/ barcodes) from controversial & risky Ballot Marking Devices. Klobuchar blew it by failing 2 specify HAND MARKED paper ballots.1/
Ballot marking devices should be purchased only for voters who are unable to hand mark and who choose to do so despite the hacking risk. Thanks. 2/
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Unbeknownst to most of the media & public, @VerifiedVoting & other insiders define “voter marked” to include MACHINE MARKED (hackable) printouts from controversial new Ballot Marking Devices. VV receives funding support from Microsoft, which partners w/ES&S, a vendor of BMDs. 1/
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Dear @senatemajldr: Throwing wads of $$$ at opaque & corrupt voting-system vendors that donated to your campaign does NOT constitute meaningful election-security reform. Thread. cc: @SenSchumer @SenatorLeahy @ChrisCoons 1/
Election-security funding must be tied to election-security requirements (or it isn’t really election security funding):

HAND MARKED paper ballots 4 most voters

ROBUST manual audits

A ban on internet connectivity & remote access

Backup paper voter lists at polling places. 2/
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You know what else is vulnerable to “denial of service attacks” that would cause a “loss of public confidence” in elections? Ballot Marking Devices, which jurisdictions throughout the U.S. are buying for use by all voters as opposed to unhackable HAND MARKED paper ballots. 1/
2/ Why have national “election-integrity” groups like @VerifiedVoting, @BrennanCenter, and @secureourvotes ignored independent election-security experts who warn against this obvious threat?!
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Brace yourselves 4 pretend security in the form of MACHINE MARKED (hackable) Summary Cards w/ barcodes, which they will misleadingly call “paper ballots.” If u don’t hear the “hand marked” prefix, it will mean more “universal use” BMDs despite election-security expert warnings.1/
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This @salon piece quotes the pro-Ballot Marking Device stance of electronic-voting activist David Becker, while misleadingly claiming that Becker has “no financial stake in BMD sales.” In reality, Becker is paid by @DemocracyFund, which is invested in BMDs salon.com/2019/10/08/why…
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It is concerning that @secureourvotes continues calling 4 “paper ballots” w/o the “hand marked” prefix when it knows that election insiders construe this phrase 2 include MACHINE MARKED (hackable) Summary Cards from Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs). We need #HandMarkedPaperBallots.
We desperately need some messaging discipline.
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It is concerning that @VerifiedVoting continues calling for “voter verifiable paper records” when it knows that election insiders construe this phrase to include MACHINE MARKED (hackable) paper crap from DREs & Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs). We need #HandMarkedPaperBallots. 1/
3/ Nearly all leading experts advise against paper printouts from DREs and Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs). So why does a national-integrity group like @VerifiedVoting continue to call for them?!
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Here’s the video of the second half of the first day of the NVRTF national election-security conference. My part starts at 1:25. Lots of great speakers! cc: @JimSoper #HandMarkedPaperBallots #RobustManualAudits #BanBarcodeVoting #SubpoenaTheVendors facebook.com/NationalVoting… 1/
2/ Here’s a link to my Power Point and handout from the conference. onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resi…
3/ I’m having trouble finding the video of the first half but will post it when I do, and then add on day 2. cc: @JimSoper
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Electronic-voting “activist” @mattblaze is unaware of the limits of his own expertise, which do NOT encompass false & misleading advertising, unfair business practices, corruption, and propaganda. He uses straw man arguments to deflect from legitimate concerns w/ his remarks. 1/
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I’m looking forward to this 2-day national election-integrity conference in Berkeley, CA! I’ll speak on Oct. 5 re: solutions & the corruption & false & misleading claims that have made meaningful election-security reform elusive thus far.

Tickets: NVRTF.org 1/
3/ How did I miss Garland Favorito of @VoterGa?! He is a wealth of information and will be speaking at the conference as well!
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I hesitate 2 amplify articles from DEFCON bc many parrot vendors & DEFCON co-organizer @MattBlaze in calling 4 “voter marked paper ballots,” w/o mentioning that the vendors, Blaze, & others have re-defined the phrase 2 include MACHINE MARKED (hackable) Summary Cards from BMDs. 1/
Here’s a screen shot from the article in post 1. Notice the call for “voter marked paper ballots”?! This is misleading bc vendors and election insiders have decided this can mean either unhackable #HandMarkedPaperBallots OR MACHINE MARKED (hackable) Summary Cards from BMDs. 2/
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🚨We need 100 calls to Schumer, Coons, & Leahy demanding they kill McConnell's SHAM election-security funding bill bc it enables corrupt officials to buy more unauditable internet-connected voting machines. Reply✅ TY.
Schumer: 202-224-6542
Leahy: 202-224-4242
Coons: 202-224-5042
Tell them that funding must be tied to election-security reqmts, such as #HANDMARKEDpaperballots as a primary voting system (not hackable MACHINE-MARKED Summary Cards that vendors misleadingly call "paper ballots"), ROBUST manual audits, & a ban on internet connectivity!
If you can't reach Schumer's DC office (because the VM is full), then pls try his local office. Thanks!
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😡McConnell’s so-called “election-security” funding bill is a sham & a step in the WRONG direction bc it provides more $$$ for whatever unauditable hackable Internet-connected crap equipment that corrupt officials want to buy. It includes no election-security reqmnts at all.
CALL Schumer, Coons, & Leahy, & demand they kill McConnell's SHAM election-security funding bill (which they endorse) bc it enables corrupt officials to buy more unauditable voting machines. #HandMarkedPaperBallots
Schumer: 202-224-6542
Leahy: 202-224-4242
Coons: 202-224-5042 1/
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@RonWyden @senatemajldr CALL Schumer, Coons, & Leahy, & demand they kill McConnell's SHAM election-security funding bill (which they endorse) bc it enables corrupt officials to buy more unauditable voting machines. #HandMarkedPaperBallots
Schumer: 202-224-6542
Leahy: 202-224-4242
Coons: 202-224-5042 1/
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CALL Schumer, Coons, & Leahy, & demand they kill McConnell's SHAM election-security funding bill (which they endorse) bc it enables corrupt officials to buy more unauditable voting machines. #HandMarkedPaperBallots
Schumer: 202-224-6542
Leahy: 202-224-4242
Coons: 202-224-5042 1/
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@MaddowBlog It’s a scam! The “election security” funding includes NO election security requirements! It can & will be spent on more internet-connected, remote-accessible insecure voting machines. Just like the vendors wanted. Corruption is alive & well in Hell. #HandMarkedPaperBallots 1/
@MaddowBlog THIS is what "election security" appropriations w/ no election-security rqmts bought us before: a piece of sh*t hackable election system where corrupt vendors buy their way into corrupt officials' pockets. Why do we learn nothing from history?! Thread. 3/
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Today’s Mitch McConnell-endorsed “election security” appropriation is a scam. We needed #HandMarkedPaperBallots, Manual Audits, & a ban on internet connections. Instead, we got more CORRUPTION, which is the last thing we needed. The bill does NOT require election security! 1/
2/ Graphic by @likesMixedNuts
3/ The appropriation was voted out of Committee and will be presented to the full Senate in a week or a few weeks.
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