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@jedshug @ajc @staceyabrams @GovKemp In 2015, in TN, photos taken of precinct poll tapes revealed the existence of “votes that never made it into the election night count, all from precincts with large concentrations of black voters.”…

These are the same ES&S/Diebold machines as in GA. 1/
@jedshug @ajc @staceyabrams @GovKemp The inexplicable 127,000 under votes in the Georgia Lt. Governor’s race “seemed to specifically happen in black neighborhoods. Even stranger, the black voters’ absentee mail ballots didn’t reflect the drop-off...” - 2/9/19 2/…
@jedshug @ajc @staceyabrams @GovKemp Think this doesn't affect you? Georgia is considered a potential swing state.… 3/
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Excited to announce we have an offer of up to $5,000 in matching funds for $$ raised via our GoFundMe thru the end of Sept! $ raised so far will be included! Thx to those who donated! Can you plz give as much as you can today to support #ElectionSecurity!…
2. Your donation will help me edit/distribute footage of #hackers dominating #election equipment from the @VotingVillageDC at #DEFCON27. #Voting machines & #registration databases from all over US were hacked/ all of it is in use. This port? easy to #hack.…
3. Your donation also supports my writing - like the op-ed I wrote for #TheHill describing what easy pickings our #voting machines are for #hackers.… The piece was shared almost 3k times.…
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Voting machine vendor ES&S (44% of US election equipment) gets its control cards from a small Illinois business owned by a man who immigrated to the US from Belarus aka Belorussia. via @SwissTriple_M cc: @NCSBE @RonWyden #SupplyChain 1/
2/ Here is the rest of the thread. At the end, internationally renowned hacker and computer science expert @HarriHursti (co-organizer of #DEFCON27) says these cards have a very large attack surface.
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"[H]ackers from this year’s 'Voting Village' (the part of DEF CON that is about election security) have discovered another sobering vulnerability, this time in e-poll books manufactured by ES&S — one of the leading election management companies in the United States." #DEFCON27 1/
2/ "E-poll books allow voters to sign themselves in at polling places, confirm voter eligibility, and, in at least one state, register eligible voters."
3/ "This tablet-like machine can be hacked using a hardcoded three- or six-digit password, meaning the password on the device was preprogrammed by the manufacturer, and takes a user from the e-poll book software to maintenance mode."
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This is odd. In the last hour, I did a series of election-security posts using the #DEFCON27 & #DEFCON hashtags. Based on RTs, they should pop up under a search under "top" and "most recent" for those hashtags. They did a few minutes ago, but now don't come up at all. Ideas?
Update: they now show up with a search of the #DEFCON hashtag, but not with a search of the #DEFCON27 hashtag.
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