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GA federal court BANS paperless voting machines after 2019. It does NOT decide the constitutionality of GA’s new barcode Ballot Marking Devices, as GA chose them only about a week ago. But it does order a HAND MARKED paper ballot pilot in Nov. 2019. Wow. 1/
2/ Here is the complete order. drive.google.com/file/d/0B_bcq0…
3/ Note that the Georgia plaintiffs’ ultimate goal is for GA to use #HandMarkedPaperBallots as a primary voting system in 2020, not MACHINE MARKED barcoded printouts from the new barcode Ballot Marking Devices that @GaSecofState prefers. This issue will be litigated next.
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Voters! Pls use @resistbot to email your senators to pressure @senatemajldr for a vote on the #SAFEAct, which would ban #BarcodeVoting & make it illegal to connect election systems to the internet. The #SAFEAct has already passed the House. Pls reply ✅TY. #defcon2019 1/
@resistbot @senatemajldr 3/ You can use @resistbot by DM'ing them the word "Resist." Alternatively, you can follow the instructions at Resist.bot to send an email via text message. It's really easy! Thanks. #ProtectOurVotes resist.bot
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America’s largest voting machine vendor, ES&S, “insists that its election systems are never connected to the internet. But researchers found 35 of the systems have been connected to the internet for months & possibly years,” including in WI, FL, & MI. 1/ vice.com/en_us/article/…
This is yet another fantastic election-security piece by cybersecurity journalist @KimZetter. 2/
Please use @resistbot to email your senators to pressure @senatemajldr to allow a vote on the #SAFEAct, which would make it illegal to connect election systems to the internet. The #SAFEAct has already passed the House. TY. #ProtectOurVotes 3/
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Election officials LIED when they said that election systems are not online, as proven by this recent discovery involving the key swing states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Florida. Wow. #ProtectOurVotes #HandMarkedPaperBallots Thread and article ⤵️
Voters! Please use @resistbot to email your senators to pressure @senatemajldr to allow a vote on the #SAFEAct, which would make it illegal to connect election systems to the internet. The #SAFEAct has already passed the House. TY. #ProtectOurVotes
This article was written by @KimZetter for @vicenews!
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Unfortunately, “paper trail” can mean either unhackable HAND MARKED paper ballots OR hackable MACHINE MARKED paper crap from insecure “universal use” Ballot Marking Devices like the ES&S ExpressVote. Pls demand #HandMarkedPaperBallots as a primary voting system. TY. 1/
2/ One of my pieces about insecure BMDs with barcodes. whowhatwhy.org/2019/01/11/geo…
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Wow. “What do the Russians have on Mitch McConnell? Why is he unwilling or UNABLE to move forward with legislation to protect our democracy?” #SAFEAct #ProtectOurVotes
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There are “no federal rules requiring [election technology] vendors to meet security standards, test equipment for vulnerabilities or publicly disclose hacking attempts.”

By @MattVas for @pewtrusts Thread. 1/

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Meanwhile, “One of the many revelations from...Mueller’s report on...the 2016 presidential election was that Russian military intelligence officers targeted employees of an election vendor that develops software that U.S. counties use to manage voter registration rolls.” 2/
“Russians, according to the report, successfully installed malware on that company’s network. The name of the company was redacted, though according to reporting from The Intercept, the company was VR Systems, which maintains voter registration systems in eight states.” 3/
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Many election-security best practices are in the #SAFEAct, which would require Risk Limiting Audits & that jurisdictions give all voters the option to mark their ballots by HAND, while banning risky barcode voting systems that counties in his state of KY are flocking to buy. 1/
ES&S, the largest vendor in the US & a vendor of barcode voting systems, sweeten the pot with donations and other gifts.

“22 Counties in Kentucky Use Voting Machines from Company [ES&S] That Donated $30K to GOP” #ProtectOurVotes Article by @crgibs gritpost.com/22-kentucky-co… 2/
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Thank you to the many who have already sent letters to their Senators to pass the #SAFEAct. @resistbot makes it easy! Pls keep them coming. Here are several examples. Thanks! 1/
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Dear @NCSBE & @NYSBOE: Pls do NOT certify ES&S’s ExpressVote XL barcode voting system. ES&S’s founder hired a convicted embezzler—whose crimes involved sophisticated computer tampering—to program voting machines 4 Diebold, which ES&S acquired in 09. TY. legacy.tyt.com/2018/08/17/kob… 1/
2/ The #SAFEAct, which the House recently passed, would ban #BarcodeVoting systems like the ExpressVote XL. 2/
3/ Humans can’t read barcodes.
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Dear @NCSBE & @NYSBOE: Pls do NOT certify ES&S’s ExpressVote XL barcode voting system. ES&S’s founder hired a convicted embezzler—whose crimes involved sophisticated computer tampering—to program voting machines 4 Diebold, which ES&S acquired in 09. TY. legacy.tyt.com/2018/08/17/kob… 1/
The #SAFEAct, which the House recently passed, would ban #BarcodeVoting systems like the ExpressVote XL. 2/
Humans can’t read barcodes. 3/
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“If Florida voters care about the security of our elections, we should insist that our Legislature & our county officials switch to HAND-marked paper ballots, & we should call ⁦⁦⁦@marcorubio⁩ & ⁦@SenRickScott⁩ to demand... 1/ orlandosentinel.com/opinion/guest-…
that the U.S. Senate take up & pass the #SAFEAct.” 2/
“We’re told by those briefed by the FBI the attempts to hack were unsuccessful and no votes or vote tallies were changed.

But is that true? Is that really what the FBI said? *** Those who were briefed signed nondisclosure forms to keep that information from us.” 3/
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“As it games out the 2020 elections, Cyber Command has looked at the possibility that Russia might try selective power blackouts in key states, some officials said.” This would wreak havoc on the 2020 election. #ICEtheMachines #HandmarkedPaperBallots nytimes.com/2019/06/15/us/…
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Why is @senatemajldr ok with voting systems that put votes into barcodes that humans can’t read?! If he’s not ok w/ this, why hasn’t he condemned barcode voting systems or allowed a vote on the #SAFEAct, which would ban such systems? #ProtectOurVotes #BarcodeMitch
Graphic by @DemsRule2019
One of my articles about the dangers of barcode voting: salon.com/2019/02/16/phi…
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Hybrid systems like the ES&S ExpressVote XL & Dominion ICE can be programmed to add fake votes to machine-marked paper ballots after they are cast bc they route the ballots under the printer head after they are cast. #HybridsAreForHackers #ICETheMachines 1/
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Dear @TomWolfPA: ES&S has donated $30K to the GOP since 2013 & installed remote access software in YOUR state. It’s ExpressVote & ExpressVote XL systems put votes into barcodes, which the PA Blue Ribbon Commission advised against & which the #SAFEAct would BAN. Pls stop this! 1/
2/ Source re: ES&S’s donating $30K to the GOP since 2013 & Philly’s terrible choice of the ES&S ExpressVote XL: salon.com/2019/02/16/phi…
3/ Source re: ES&S’s installation of remote access software in PA: “Forensic Analysis Finds Venango County, PA, E-Voting System [from ES&S] ‘Remotely Accessed’ on ‘Multiple Occasions’ by Unknown Computer.” By @TheBradBlog truthout.org/articles/foren…
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Another PA county just picked the ExpressVote XL, the same ES&S barcode hybrid voting system chosen by Philly. The XL routes machine-marked paper ballots under the printer head AFTER they are cast. It puts votes into barcodes. ⁦⁦⁦@TomWolfPA⁩ 1/ cumberlink.com/news/local/gov…
2/ The #SAFEAct, which just passed the House, would BAN dangerous barcode hybrid systems like the ExpressVote XL.
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Here is the final text of the House election-security bill called the #SAFEAct. congress.gov/116/bills/hr27…

The first paragraph requires that all voters have the option to mark their ballots by hand and bans barcode voting systems (albeit without using the word "barcode"): 1/
2/ I was assured by a legislative assistant for a member of Congress that the #SAFEAct incorporated the #PAVEAct's ban on hybrid systems (BMD/scanner combos) that route machine-marked paper ballots under the printer head after they are cast.
3/ The language is there, but it's in the Optical Scanner section, which may be a huge problem bc it is the BALLOT MARKER component, not the SCANNER component that in some hybrids can mark paper ballots after they are cast. cc: @RepZoeLofgren @RonWyden
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🔥 Voters! Pls tell GOP senators that they must pass the #SAFEAct, using the talking points below. Pls reply ✅ if you do to encourage others & help me monitor progress. This simple Call to Action can be done on Twitter. TY! #ProtectOurVotes
Dear @RandPaul: Why are you ok with having American voting systems connect to the internet?! If you are NOT okay with this glaring security hole, why haven’t you publicly condemned this practice or endorsed the #SAFEAct, which would BAN such internet connections? #ProtectOurVotes
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The #SAFEAct, which @HouseDemocrats just passed, would:

* Require #HandmarkedPaperBallots as an option for all voters
* Require #RiskLimitingAudits
* #BanBarcodeVoting
* #BanHybridVoting
* #BanRemoteAccess
* #BanInternetConnectivity.

Thank a House Democrat today! TY. 1/
Here’s a detailed thread about the #SAFEAct. Pls reference these key provisions when asking the Senate to pass the Act. Thank you! 2/
3/ Graphic by @frontera_julie!
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Talking Points for the #SAFEAct, which the House just passed. Pls amplify that the Act would:
* Require #HandmarkedPaperBallots as an option for all voters
* Require #RiskLimitingAudits
* #BanBarcodeVoting
* #BanHybridVoting
* #BanRemoteAccess
* #BanInternetConnectivity TY! 1/
2/ Graphic by @ArtistsPo!
3/ Here is a more detailed and sourced thread explaining these key terms and why they are important. TY.
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Compelling voting machine vendor ES&S to disclose the jurisdictions where it and Diebold installed remote access software is critical to the security of the 2020 election & will focus attention on the need for the #SAFEAct, while putting pressure on the Senate GOP. @SpeakerPelosi
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Compelling voting machine vendor ES&S to disclose the jurisdictions where it installed remote access software is critical to the security of the 2020 election & will focus attention on the key provisions of the #SAFEAct, while putting pressure on the Senate GOP. @SpeakerPelosi
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Dear @HouseDemocrats: Pls immediately subpoena voting machine vendor ES&S to disclose (a) the 300 jurisdictions where it installed remote access software; & (b) the jurisdictions in which Diebold, which ES&S acquired in 09, installed such software. cc: @RepZoeLofgren #SAFEAct
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