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🔥 The new #PAVEAct bans dangerous barcode voting systems, "hybrid" ballot marking devices, & touchscreen voting machines. These terms go into effect one year from the date the #PAVEAct is passed, which means that Congress must pass it before November! Start calling! ☎️1/
2/ Here's the text of the #PAVEAct. It expressly requires that jurisdictions give voters the option to mark their ballots by hand. But it does not specify that this option must be provided at the polls (in addition to allowing vote by mail). I wish it did.…
3/ Still, for jurisdictions that use precincts or polling centers, that is the more or less the practical effect of the provisions mentioned in post 1 that ban barcode voting systems, "hybrid" voting systems, and touchscreen voting machines.
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Being a curious test engineer, I decided to see if the ink printed on the ES&S barcode ballot summary cards could be erased. The eraser from #2 pencil does not work, but a white eraser does! @DHSgov @CISAKrebs @MarilynRMarks1 @ronwyden @VotingVillageDC @maddow @MaddowBlog
The ES&S ballot summary cards can easily be erased and will most likely fade over time. I directly asked an ES&S representative if this was thermal paper and if the ink could fade and was told no. @jennycohn1 @philipbstark @mikefarb1 @jpanzer @amyklobuchar @VotingVillageDC
Rubbing alcohol also removes text from ES&S barcode ballots.
What else don't we know about ES&S ballot summary cards? This is part of our "critical infrastructure" @CISAHarrell @VerifiedVoting @umbernhard @MITelectionlab @CISAManfra#HandMarkedPaperBallots #RiskLimitingAudits
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How about candidates commit 2 demanding #handmarked #paperballots & #RiskLimitingAudits & that campaigns independently compare precinct results & reported results? Speaking of which, did ur campaign ever make that comparison? I discussed w/ ur campaign manager who won’t say. 1/
He has gone completely dark. Your supporters deserved for your campaign to conduct some basic due diligence to protect their votes. 2/
It isn’t too late. You could still make this comparison. If you don’t expect it to change the outcome, go ahead and say that. Use your talent to show others that election integrity isn’t about ensuring a particular result; it’s about ensuring a legitimate process. 3/
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California voters! Election officials say that "paper" makes it OK to use hackable voting machines bc the paper can be audited. But UCB Statistics Professor @philipbstark says the audit procedure proposed in #AB2125 is UNACCEPTABLE. There will be a vote this Tuesday, June 19! 1/
2/ The Senate Elections Commitee will vote on Audit Bill #AB2125. In its current form, the bill wld officials to call their audits "Risk Limiting Audits," even though they would not meet the statistical and transparency requirements of real Risk Limiting Audits per @philipbstark.
3/ Please call the Committee members and demand that they amend #AB2125 to require real Risk Limiting Audits as outlined in @philipbstark's letter of June 15, 2018. Contact info. in next post.
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1. Our election system is NOT too "decentralized" to allow an outcome altering hack. Per this 2017 Wharton report (p. 28), just two voting machine vendors, ES&S & Dominion, account for more than 80% of U.S. voting equipment! #ProtectOurVotes…
2. This screenshot from the 2017 Wharton report shows that ES&S & Dominion account for more than 80% of U.S. voting equipment. The notion that our election system is too "decentralized" to allow an outcome altering hack is a lie.
3. Royal blue shows the jurisdictions that use ES&S.
Orange is for Dominion.
Green is for Hart.
Pink is for is for Unisys.
Dark blue is for MicroVote.

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