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This is unconscionable. @NCSBE just voted to ALLOW controversial new Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs) that put votes into barcodes, thumbing it’s nose at leading election-security experts AND the many voters who wrote and spoke in opposition to these dangerous new systems. 1/
2/ The main vendor of these terrible new systems is ES&S, North Carolina’s only voting machine vendor. ES&S’s agent, Printelect, has been making “donations” to election officials for years.
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I appreciate efforts by Republicans for the Rule of Law to promote election security, but it matters WHICH election-security bill we promote. We need the #SAFEAct, which already passed the House. Langford’s & Klobuchar’s Secure Elections Act wld give fake security. Thread. 1/
The #SAFEAct wld

1. Ban Internet connectivity & remote access to election equipment
2. Ban MACHINE-marked BARCODED summaries from insecure Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs)
3. Ban “hybrid” BMDs that can change “paper ballots” after they are cast
4. Require Risk Limiting Audits 2/
.@SenatorLankford’s & @AmyKlobuchar’s “Secure Elections Act” was a farce. It would allow:
* remote access & internet access to election equipment,
* Barcode Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs), and
* “Hybrid” BMDs that can change machine-marked “paper ballots” after they are cast. 3/
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Wow! Over 900 of you have done this customized @resistbot election-security action in less than 24 hours!

Pls keep the emails coming & share the post below. TY! #HandMarkedPaperBallots
#BanBarcodeVoting
#SAFEAct
#ProtectOurVotes
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🚨 North Carolina! The August 23 meeting is this week! If you haven’t yet told @NCSBE that you want unhackable HAND marked paper ballots —not the hackable MACHINE marked kind that put votes into BARCODES—now is the time! #HandMarkedPaperBallots 1/
3/ Pls note that the #SAFEAct, which already passed the House, would ban barcode voting systems like the ES&S ExpressVote, which @NCSBE may certify on August 23!
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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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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 Dominion Ballot Marking Devices that @GaSecofState prefers. This issue will be litigated next. #gapol 1/
2/ #BanBarcodeVoting #HandMarkedPaperBallots
3/ Yes, I know the Dominion system uses a QR code. But a QR code is just a type of matrix barcode. Same exact problem: humans can’t read them.
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🚨⁦@PhilaController⁩ found that voting machine vendor ES&S concealed “its consultants’
.. contributions to ⁦@DeeleyforPhilly⁩ (D) & ⁦@Commish_Schmidt⁩ (R),” who chose ES&S’s risky barcode system despite public & expert opposition. Thread. …u3skase2jhb69-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/upl…
ES&S used lobbyists to make the contributions, presumably so it could say that it personally had made no such donations. Despicable & underhanded behavior. 2/
3/ I wrote about ES&S’s risky barcode system here: salon.com/2019/02/16/phi…
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Despite the security concerns plaguing our voting system, the situation is NOT hopeless. It is hopeless only IF we, the voters, don’t make it OUR job to help secure our votes. We can, for instance, photograph poll tapes to confirm central tabulators haven’t been hacked. Thread.
Here are other things we can do.
We can & must demand that state & local election officials NOT replace terrible old touchscreen voting systems w/ terrible new touchscreen voting systems. Demand that they instead provide #HandMarkedPaperBallots as a primary voting system and #BanBarcodeVoting. Make some calls!
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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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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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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/ Here is a more detailed thread explaining what these provisions mean and why they are so important.
3/ Please begin tagging members of @GOPSenate and asking them to confirm that they agree with these election-security best practices. If they won't respond, please follow up. Please be polite. Thank you!
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Here are some talking points to promote the #SAFEAct, which @HouseDemocrats just passed. Let's help them get the word out that the Act would:
* Require #RiskLimitingAudits
* Require #HandmarkedPaperBallots as an option for all voters
* #BanBarcodeVoting
* #BanHybridVoting
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3/ Here is a more detailed thread explaining why these key provisions are so important.
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I suspect (based on their posts) that many House members don’t know what’s in the #SAFEAct they just passed. Pls help them w/ messaging by thanking them 4 prioritizing #HandmarkedPaperBallots & supporting a BAN on dangerous hybrid ballot marking devices (BMDs) & barcode BMDs. TY!
Article about barcode BMDs. whowhatwhy.org/2019/01/11/geo… 1/
Article about dangerous hybrid BMDs—like the ExpressVote and ExpressVote XL—that route machine-marked paper ballots under the printer head after they are cast. 2/ salon.com/2019/03/28/new…
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This is a major victory bc it means we are successfully exposing the recklessness of rejecting #HandmarkedPaperBallots in favor of machine-marked summary cards from vendors’ insecure “universal use” barcode ballot marking devices & hybrids, which the #SAFEAct would ban. 1/
It also shows that we have successfully exposed as unacceptable ES&S’s installation of wireless modems in election equipment, which it began doing in 2015. This too would be banned under the #SAFEAct. 2/
Yes, I get that McConnell may not bring it to the floor. But we would be negligent to not even try. So we will try & in doing so educate a TON of people—include decision makers at the state and county level—about the election-security best practices embodied in the Act. 3/
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This is what vendors & others misleadingly call a “paper ballot backup.” It’s hackable junk marked by an insecure ballot marking device. Vendors love them bc BMDs are expensive. We need #HandmarkedPaperBallots, not more corruption of our election system by profit-minded vendors.
The ES&S ExpressVote XL (discussed in @SEGreenhalgh’s thread,above) is both a barcode voting system and a hybrid voting system. The #SAFEAct, which passed the House today bans both barcode voting systems AND hybrid voting systems. Thank your House representative today! 1/
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“That Delaware County [PA] voters are getting a say in the selection process contrasts with Philadelphia, where the commissioners picked the expensive, vulnerable, and overly complicated ExpressVote XL machine produced by ES&S.” 1/ delcotimes.com/opinion/letter… via @delcotimes
2/ The ES&S ExpressVote XL “has so many flaws that the PAVE Act in the U.S. Senate has provisions that would effectively decertify the system.”
3/ “One feature will make the machines such a tempting target for hackers that some experts have dubbed it the ‘permission to cheat’ flaw. These machines also use barcodes to tabulate results, even though experts recommend avoiding unreadable barcodes.”
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🚨 Warning re: dangerous new “universal use” ballot marking devices that put votes into barcodes. Jurisdictions are flocking to these risky new systems for 2020. This has flown under the radar bc vendors misleadingly call them “paper ballot” systems! 1/
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South Carolina rejects #HandMarkedPaperBallots in favor of ES&S’s ExpressVote touchscreens. The machine-marked “paper ballots” from the ExpressVote put votes into an unverifiable barcode & include summary text that NASEM says is “virtually unusable for verifying voter intent.” 1/
Here’s a quote from the NASEM report. 2/
Here’s a link to the NASEM report. nap.edu/read/25120/cha… 3/
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