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I told @SpenserMestel (who wrote this misguided piece) that non-expert David Becker—who spread the myth that vote tallies can’t be hacked bc voting machines supposedly never connect 2 the internet—has prevented election security reform. He left it out. 1/…
Instead, he cited Becker in support of the anti-transparency agenda of his hit piece. Which is odd because he said he had heard this about Becker already from at least one other person & that he would ask Becker how he got it so wrong. Did he ask him? Who knows? 2/
In my opinion, lack of transparency—including failure to message that REPUBLICANS had killed election security legislation b4 the election & the failure to declassify info re: the attack on the 29-6 election—are what enabled Trump to play victim. 3/
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This should have been the Democrats’ number one talking point in response to Republican claims of vote hacking in 2020. I have posted this on Twitter umpteen times since the election. My guess is that Democratic leadership overrode Wyden. 1/
Instead, Democratic leadership ran with the misleading “most secure election ever” talking point. The talking point misled bc it failed to mention that the bar was exceedingly low. I provide more detail on this issue in this Medium piece. 2/…
3/ From my piece.
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Here's the new For the People Act (Freedom to Vote Act). In one respect, it's better than the earlier versions in that it requires that all voters have the option to mark their ballots by hand (with a pen) AT THE POLLING PLACE. #HandMarkedPaperBallots 1/…
I and others in the election-security community requested this change. (See example below). 2/
Here's the exact new language in the new bill. Credit to @TheBradBlog who originally spotted the need to make this change several years ago when similar language appeared in the #PAVEAct and #SAFEAct. 3/
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My colleagues and I are demanding @senatemajldr set aside his partisan games and pass the #SAFEAct to protect our elections from hacking and foreign interference. #LegislativeGraveyard
The #SAFEAct includes key parts of my election security bill, the #PAVEAct, which mandates #PaperBallots for all federal elections. I have been working with House and Senate leaders to ensure that we can pass the toughest election security law in American history.
Trump and McConnell might not be concerned about protecting our elections, but we already know that what happens in 2020 with regard to election interference will make what happened in 2016 look like small potatoes. It’s time to pass the #SAFEAct.
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In 2016, Russia ran a campaign to interfere in our elections and undermine the will of the American people. And we KNOW they are going to do it again, unless lawmakers act. Now. #PAVEAct
Today I’m introducing the #PAVEAct. My legislation will take three concrete steps to secure our elections:

📬 Require hand-marked #PaperBallots
🚨 Implement risk-limiting audits
🖥 For the first time ever, set cyber security standards for federal elections
For too long, the American people have lived in fear that their votes could be lost or tampered with. The failure of lawmakers to tackle this problem head on is eroding American democracy. The time to act is now, and my #PAVEAct is the way to do it.
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📌In death, Sen. John McCain is about to exact revenge on Trump

📌#GamerGate > #4Chan > Alt R > #QAnon > #Twitchy > (etc) = #TrumpRussia

📌#Religion and #MoneyWashing... Not so strange bedfellows.

In death, John McCain shows a virtuous alternative to Trump

PBO, who beat Mr McCain to the WH in 2008, said they shared a "fidelity to something higher".

GWB described him as "a patriot of the highest order".

Condolences pour in after the death of John McCain

John McCain to Lie in State at Capitols in DC and Az

The death of Sen. John McCain marks the passing of a man, an American patriot & a politician whose record of service to country will always be his defining attribute.

We must ensure his legacy of bi-partisanship & patriotism endures into the future.
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For 2 years,Trump has called Russian interference a hoax & its investigation a witch hunt.
He eliminated the National Security coordinator position at the NSC.

Russia’s attack was an act of war but Trump& regime attended the NSC election security meeting for less than 30 minutes
Trump admin has no strategy for election security, & no one's in charge

Despite Russian interference and $380M in federal aid
🔹22 states opted out of upgrading voting machines
🔹42 states won’t have new voting equipment by Nov
Here’s what we can do:

Call your SOS:
🔹Hold them accountable for your state’s election security

Call your reps📲202-224-3121
Ask they pass:
🔹the bipartisan #DETERAct bill for midterms
🔹the #PAVEAct which calls for paper ballots & risk limited audits

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Last year at the @defcon @VotingVillageDC in Vegas, hackers were able to hack 25+ voting machines currently used within 90 minutes.

One EVM had voter rolls with voter info from TN still on it.

43 states used EVMs in the 2016 that were over decade old.
Russia is actively hacking the 2018 midterm elections.

Trump/GOP regime have done nothing until the senate passed this nonsense today.
Non-binding means they agreed with each other.

Reality: this doesn’t call for any action to safeguard our elections.

We must demand Congress take action Now or the midterms will be hacked.

Call Every. Single. Day.

DEMAND your 3 reps pass & enact the #PaveAct BEFORE midterms

S.3049 calls for handmarked #PaperBallots & audited elections.


Then #VOTE🌊
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One year ago, @Reince tweeted that the GOP had “a revolutionary data program” resulting in them “carrying WI for first time in 30 years.”

Attached was this article that said these “Data Operations” helped Trump win WI & will used for the 2018 midterms.

Trump won* WI by just 22,748 votes.

200,000+ in WI were unable to vote in 2016.

Along with MI & PA, WI was one of the 3 swing states that gave* the EC to Trump by a scant 78,652 votes.

All 3 States were among the 39 states reported as hacked by Russia.

Exit polls are a scientifically proven litmus test. In 2016, they were off by as high as 10%

Anything above ~2.5% indicates suspect anomalies. It triggers other countries to nullify elections.

In the swing states of MI, PA, & WI—all were all above 3%.

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