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When I dug into Mitch McConnell’s election results so many people said

“Now do Lindsey Graham”

I get it.
Lindsey got 672,941 votes in 2014.
In 2020 he DOUBLED his votes to 1,369,137.

So I wanted to share more questions on Kentucky & some from South Carolina

I initially was able to spot patterns in Kentucky since counties used different voting systems & results were inconsistent. Counties with unusual big wins for Mitch all used ES&S voting machines

But it’s harder to detect patterns in South Carolina since they use ES&S state-wide.
Recently while revisiting Kentucky’s data it led me down a path to South Carolina.

First I saw:
👉2,134,996 Kentuckians voted for the President
👉2,134,446 voted for the Senate
A difference of exactly 550?
That number felt tiny🤔

So then I reviewed Kentucky’s historic data.
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Leave it to the (expletive redacted) Trump Administration to
pick THIS moment - to try to overturn this immeasurably important law.

23 Million US Citizens (myself included) would loose access to #affordablehealthcare.

They really are #tryingtokill us on many levels..
I worry that since recount-able, #paperballots have given way to hackable #electronicdisenfranchisementmachines my asking you to vote, may not matter anyway.

Pray this is not the #endofourRepublic.

This is our time.

Every attack on our system..…
..from within — and outside - threatens the fundamental idea of this great nation.

Never in my life has I imagined the most credible threats to its security would be internal.

They don’t look like I stereotyped them, in my mind.

They look like a guy, in a White House, in DC
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Mitch McConnell’s opposition to any and all proposals that would expand access to voting for Americans isn’t new. It goes back decades. Here’s a thread on his long history of voting against voting:
In 1993 Mitch McConnell voted against Motor Voter, a law that requires states to establish voter registration procedures. To sum up: this law helped states create a centralized voter database to streamline elections and make voting easier.
In 2010, Mitch McConnell voted against legislation that was designed to protect the voting rights of Americans overseas — including members of the armed forces. Let me repeat: he voted against a bill that would make it easier for service members to vote in federal elections.
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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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Q&A session Jim Baker is asked abt the greatest NS threat.

“I’m tremendously worried abt [Russian cyber] w the 2020 election... our systems are highly vulnerable... there’s 8,800 jurisdictions. There’s a lot of attack surface.”

“The bad guys don’t have to go after all of it (election systems). They have to pick these precincts in those states that will flip the election. That’s what I worry about.” — Jim Baker

@thejimbaker they did it in 2016. Trumps vote % increased based on precinct size Look👇🏽

Trumps vote % increases as precinct size goes up again & again. This is only possible by manipulation.

@thejimbaker See this excellent thread & url link to the evidence. Thank you for speaking up. Please do what you can @FBI w this information

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Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer of @TheLCPR on cyber hacking & the threat to #electionsecurity: "It’s critical to deter and mitigate these threats before the 2020 elections." via @fitsnews…
South Carolina urgently needs to upgrade its voting system from paperless "direct recording electronic" voting machines to a system that is secure and auditable. Cybersecurity experts agree that hand-marked #PaperBallots are the gold standard.
We agree with Lt. Col. Shaffer that South Carolina -- and other states -- should take cybersecurity experts' recommendations seriously & adopt hand-marked paper ballots to ensure #SecureElections.
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“Russia will do anything to create friction & division in our country. The American people simply don’t understand what’s happening”—HPSCI witness on Putin’s playbook. Repubs chose to attack @RepAdamSchiff rather than uncover the scale of Kremlin operations that put Trump in WH.
.@RepSpeier: Today’s attack on @RepAdamSchiff to resign was orchestrated by the White House. Trump tweeted it. Republicans signed a letter then spent hearing time not talking abt Russian interference but attacking the Chair. It was reprehensible. I’ve never seen anything like it.
🔥🎯@RepSpeier: Trump campaign did engage w/ Russian efforts. The remedy is for Congress to get serious about our voting systems. Only 4 companies provide the hardware & software. They’re porous & hackable. All European countries now use #PaperBallots. We must too.
cc @jennycohn1
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Here’s this week’s rundown of what’s going on in the #FloridaLegislature.

A few bills covering campaigns & elections, and a continuation of the FL GOP’s war against poor people.


CS/HB 689 - allowing voting machines that produce “voter-verified ballots”
Introducers: @RepFitzenhagen (R), @Mel_Ponder (R)

CS passed Oversight 12:0, now in Public Integrity

HB 615 - deletes provisions for public funding of elections

Passed Oversight 7:5, (@AnnaForFlorida, @KimDanielsFl, @RepBobbyDuBose, @GoodforFlorida, @Javierfor114 voted no)
Now in Public Integrity.


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"Let me say right here, right now. Absolutely Donald Trump should release his tax returns."

Whatever you do, do not Retweet this video of GOP Rep, and @realDonaldTrump lacky, @mattgaetz saying he believes Donald Trump should release his tax returns.
While I have your attention go to @VoterSticker Project and give us a follow! The #VoterStickerProject sends #IVoted stickers to everyone who doesn't get one, whether they vote by mail, absentee, or they just dont get one at the polls. #PaperBallots
A team attorneys has been guiding the House Ways and Means Committee, to craft what they hope will be an "air-tight" legal strategy to compel the president to hand over 10 years of his personal tax returns.…
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At 5:34pm election night Vlasto emailed Bossie the polling data he requested. Trump was down 5-8pts in 8 key states. The polls at this point had never been wrong.

Bossie shared the data w Bannon, Preibus & Kushner 1/ ImageImage
Frank Luntz over at Fox was given Fox exit polls at 5:03pm election night. It wasn’t even close. Hillary would be President.

Luntz says Trump had the (illegally obtained) polls & knew what he knew. 2/ ImageImage
August 2016 Roger Stone writes a column for the Hill accusing Priebus of rigging Wisconsin elections.

Step 1 publish a rigged poll
Step 2 rig the voting

3/ Image
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Members of #BryanKemp's voting system commission, SAFE meet Wednesday, December 12 to decide on HACKABLE VOTING MACHINES for #Georgia.
Only permitting public comment AFTER decision.
Ask your state reps to attend.
10 to 4 at 237 Coliseum Dr, Macon GA
#PaperBallots #GApol
Find your #GA State Rep here:…
Let Georgia's SAFE Commission know that paper ballots WITHOUT BARCODES are the only reasonable choice for elections.
Emails below.
#PaperBallots #GApol
Call to Action thread from @IndivisibleGAco
Commission will meet to choose how to spend as much as $100 MILLION on new equipment for Georgia elections. That equipment may be no better than what they are replacing!
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THREAD: by now, many of you have seen posts or articles re: @defcon’s @VotingVillageDC, and the ease with which machines and websites were attacked and exploited. And now, THIS is happening....#unhackthevote #infosec #ElectionSecurity
For YEARS, advocates of election integrity have been pointing out these issues. This isn’t new. After 2000, the Help America Vote Act was passed to modernize our elections, first proposed by Robert Ney (R-OH). Signed into law by George W. Bush. So much for this theory:
At the same time, Bush’s @TheJusticeDept began an investigation into alleged #VoterFraud. Guess what it turned up? No masses of non-citizens voting, nothing that could come close to altering an election.…
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Thread 1/7 WHY WE NEED #AUDITS. Professor Andrew Appel breaks down the #myth that someone can't #hack a #VotingMachine if it's not connected to the #Internet.… #PaperBallots #AuditTheVote
Thread 2/7 "The ES&S model #DS200 #optical-scan voting machine has a #cellphone modem that it uses to upload #election-night results from the #voting machine to the “county central” canvassing #computer." #PaperBallots #AuditTheVote
Thread 3/7 "The voting machine calls the county-central computer using its cell-phone modem... this connects ... to a cell tower ... near the canvassing computer." #PaperBallots #AuditTheVote
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🚨Trump's Roadmap for Russia? His "all-out" campaign in 25 GOP races couldn't be a louder signal to #RussianHackers. GRU acts on Trump's words (eg "Russia if you're listening," #McCaskill). #PaperBallots a must in those districts for election integrity. #Midterms cc @jennycohn1
🚨Nearly 2 years after Trump rode Russia's election attack to victory, his admin still has no coherent strategy to combat foreign interference—and no single person or agency in charge to ensure US elections' security or integrity. @KenDilanianNBC… #midterms
@KenDilanianNBC Election security experts are alarmed. Despite Russia's attack, states are struggling to protect 2020 election—let alone 2018 midterms this November. Nearly half of US states have opted not to upgrade their voting machines or are unsure if they will.…
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Focus of the Day, and all the other days to come until 11/6, shall be on #GOTV, #VoteBlue, #PaperBallots, #AbsenteeBallots, election integrity and voting rights.

If youre reading this, you are the #Resistance.

A thread.

Voting Integrity
Dont trust #GOP voting machines. 1]
The majority of voting machines are Trojan Horses owned by the #GOPTreasonCult. They have a backdoor built in, so theyre easily accessible by hackers to manipulate the votes cast.

One way around them is a paper ballot. How to get one by 11/6? 2]
#AbsenteeBallot #VoteEarly
Know your voting rights. Heres what I found on this website 👉 Info is available for any state there. Go there and check for your state.
To start you off, look at the breakdown of candidates from both parties running for Congress. 3] #VoteBlue
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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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#RevThread # 100

1/ Okay. Time to snap out of it. I’m calling in the big guns: a Prophet and a Patriot. Guess what? They’re the same. Same wisdom. Same actions. Same legacy - the legacy that will get us through the b.s. of this moment. Here we go…
2/ Here’s what our two giants tell us. First, the prophet Isaiah:
Isaiah speaks of the suffering servant, who will redeem us - and of how TOUGH HE/SHE WILL BE: “I gave my back to those who strike… I hid not my face from disgrace and spitting. But the Lord God helps me...
3/ "...therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have SET MY FACE LIKE A FLINT, and I know that I shall not be put to shame.” [Isaiah 50:6-7]
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There's been a lot of talk about #electionsecurity since we know #Russia will try to hack the #2018Midterms.

This thread will give brief overviews of #votingmachines, #opensource software & #handmarked #paperballots. THREAD 1/10 #MondayMotivaton
Jurisdictions don't have 💰 or staff to buy new machines frequently or keep the ones they have up to date with security updates. There's no voting machine that can't be hacked. 2/10…
Manufacturers & election officials say since the machines aren't connected to the internet, they can't be hacked. But that's not accurate. Polling places transmit voting results using modems. 3/10 #technology #hack #telecommunications
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‼️ Red Alert Georgia ‼️

In a post-election audit, what would you want your ballot to look like? Your legislature is abt to pass a bill that would allow barcode printouts to be the official ballot record in lieu of hand-marked #PaperBallots. TELL YOUR REPS: NO ON SB403!!! /1
Attend this press conference on Tuesday 3/20 to show support for election integrity. Find your state legislator here:… Some talking points for when you call to oppose SB403 are down in the thread... /2
In addition to allowing barcode records, the bill fails in other ways:

1) SB403 doesn't permit election audits until 2024 unless the Sec of State agrees.

2) SB403 lets vendors sell uncertified systems; most states require approved systems that meet federal EAC certification. /3
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#Resistance CTA
🚨 This is extremely important🚨

We have until March 31st for Congress to provide funding for #PaperBallots in the 2018 midterms.

Please call your MOC today & everyday until 3/31 on this.
☎️(202) 224-3131

#PaperBallots are:
🔹Most Accurate
🔹Least Vulnerable

To ensure this, paper ballots must be Hand Counted with Audits.

It's gone very well for our peer countries who feared Russian interference after the 2016. There was no decades long debate & litigation for this.
3/Multiple states are still using the same Voting machines & have been for over a decade. Most don’t allow for a paper trail. Parts for these machines are only available on eBay. The vulnerabilities are endless.

Watch ➡️
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Ohio is ground zero for computer machine hacking by the @GOP. In 2004, their hacking was obvious and blatant; why the DEMS didn't pursue this, and demand a recount is beyond me. Ditto FL in 2000. I'm not a gentlemen, I'm a raging female, and I demand we monitor these cheats!
Please follow @mikefarb1, @jennycohn1, and @DenbrotS we need to ignore all the noice and distraction from Trump, and have a national movement to demand fair elections. We are fooling ourselves if we think we have them now. #STOPGOPElectionRigging, Demand #PaperBallots!
2018 will be a repeat of 2016 if we don't change from the @GOP donor-owned voting machines to paper ballots. Did your heart sink like mine, when the @GOP won congressional seats even though the polls showed they lost? Why did we decide exit polls are wrong?
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