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About me (@CamilleEsq): I am a cybersecurity attorney. I am the Head of Security Policy for @Google Play & @Android. I work at the intersection of tech, law, & society. #ShareTheMicInCyber Find out more about me & follow my work at CamilleStewart.com.
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Thread #ElectionSecurity is THE #VoterSuppression issue.
1. I want you to listen to this @nytimes #TheDaily podcast about the #GeorgiaPrimary meltdown nytimes.com/2020/06/11/pod… Listen to how they tiptoe around the issue of #votingmachines & don't identify them as the CENTRAL issue.
2. Why are #votingmachines the central #VoterSuppression issue in #GA & many other states? Because they are the new #JimCrow. The machine is the way officials control how many ppl vote & how those votes are counted. It might as well be a literacy test. Could it be more obvious?
3. The podcast notes that the counties that did not get enough voting machines (for example 3, when they needed 8) were the counties with LARGE #Dem populations w/predominantly voters of color. W/a touchscreen voting machine if you don't have enough machines you have long lines.
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1/ On the eve of June 2nd primary elections in the District of Columbia, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and South Carolina, I'll be looking out for a number of things, including:
2/ In-person voting. Because of the health risks inherent to in-person voting—which often requires standing in crowded lines and touching shared surfaces—there will likely be less of it than usual, but it still must be safe for pollworkers and voters. #Elections2020
3/The expected surge in #VoteByMail (VBM). While VBM can minimize person to person contact and reduce spread of the virus, successful VBM elections are highly dependent on secure and accurate voter registration databases.
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@RepSwalwell Here's a thread with the Resistance orgs & actions that address the specific areas they (the Koch RWing) used to gain power. None of us can do it all... it's small, focused & consistent steps to a win (that's how it worked!)..

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@RepSwalwell There are steps we can take now to curb their power & protect Democracy. IF we're very focused & unified in our resolve & actions

- Secure Elections in States

- Stop #ConCon in states

- inform & engage our communities

- save Net Neutrality

2/ Resources & Citizen Action ⤵️
@RepSwalwell 2/ cont’d... Plz keep reading for specific resources & citizen actions.

- oppose the closure or privatization of USPS

- vehemently oppose GOP judicial nominees

- steps to end Citizens United & ALEC

- #GOTV AND protect voting rights
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Every qualified voter must have the opportunity to cast a ballot in a healthy, safe manner. @khilldavis explains Niskanen’s 4 key considerations when it comes to election security via @CGSolutionsOrg commongroundsolutions.org/topic/common-g…
1. There are a variety of ways to make voting safer- voting by mail, curbside voting, expanded polling locations to limit crowds, increasing early voting – we think states are best equipped to make those determinations based on their unique demographics and challenges.
2. States oversee elections and the federal government should not mandate how those elections are run. The federal govt does have a role to play during this unprecedented coronavirus crisis: it should help states conduct elections by funding the necessary election infrastructure.
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The Governor of North Carolina, @RoyCooperNC, and the Executive Director of the @NCSBE intend to try and foist #votingbymail on our State, despite the proven risks to both #electionsecurity and #securityofballots.
I submitted comments in opposition to the proposal:
GS 163-27.1:

"(a) The Executive Director, as chief State elections official, may exercise emergency
powers to conduct an election in a district where the normal schedule for the election is disrupted by any of the following:
(1) A natural disaster.
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@djrothkopf Please consider what you can do today to protect the foundations of Democracy!

Behind trump's antics, the Koch WH, Cabinet & agencies are weakening our rights, internet freedoms, citizen power threatening #ElectionSecurity, we’re at risk of state's #ConCon

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@djrothkopf There are steps we can take now to curb their power & protect Democracy. IF we're very focused & unified in our resolve and actions

- Secure Elections in States

- Stop #ConCon in states

- inform & engage our communities

- save Net Neutrality

2/ Resources & Citizen Actions ⤵️
@djrothkopf 2 cont’d/. NOW is the time to work & plan for the "if".

We don't have to agree on anything beyond opposing a Fascist RW takeover that endangers us all.

- vehemently oppose GOP judicial nominees

- End Citizens United & ALEC

- #GOTV & protect voting rights

Resources 👇
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@Marston4ca42 Please consider what you can do today to protect the foundations of Democracy!

Behind trump's antics, the Koch WH, Cabinet & agencies are weakening our rights, internet freedoms, citizen power threatening #ElectionSecurity, we’re at risk of state's #ConCon

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@Marston4ca42 There are steps we can take now to curb their power & protect Democracy. IF we're very focused & unified in our resolve and actions

- Secure Elections in States

- Stop #ConCon in states

- inform & engage our communities

- save Net Neutrality

2/ Resources & Citizen Actions ⬇️
@Marston4ca42 2 cont’d/. NOW is the time to work & plan for the "if".

We don't have to agree on anything beyond opposing a Fascist RW takeover that endangers us all.

- vehemently oppose GOP judicial nominees

- End Citizens United & ALEC

- #GOTV & protect voting rights

Resources ⤵️
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GA election officials go whole hog to spin their lack of #ElectionSecurity. From claiming no connectionto the internet to claiming no “sensitive information” sent via internet. valdostadailytimes.cnhi.newsmemory.com/?publink=0db3f…
She opens by calling it a “paper ballot system,” despite it depending on a 20 pound touchscreen to configure that paper. Later she decries the expense of the paper used for real #HandMarkedPaperBallots. Yet paper printed from her touchscreens costs $.13 each.
A transition to #HandMarkedPaperBallots wouldn’t involve $100,000s of electrical upgrades; rearranging voting spaces in attempt to conceal voter choices on big bright touchscreens; or relocating polling places to accommodate oversize voting equipment.
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@willwilkinson @Mickeefl @AdamSerwer Please consider what you can do today to protect the foundations of Democracy! 👇👇

Behind trump's antics, the Koch WH, Cabinet & agencies are weakening our rights, internet freedoms and citizen power. Threatening #ElectionSecurity, we’re at risk of state's #ConCon

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@willwilkinson @Mickeefl @AdamSerwer PLZ take more citizen actions in addition to #GOTV
This is the battle of our lives... there is no one leader, org, election or candidate that is going to fix our long term Koch RW Network problem. It's up to each of us to work now...

RESOURCE/ACTIONS THREAD 2/ 👇
@willwilkinson @Mickeefl @AdamSerwer There are steps we can take now to curb their power & protect Democracy. IF we're very focused & unified in our resolve and actions

- Secure Elections in States

- Stop #ConCon in states

- inform & engage our communities

- save Net Neutrality

3/ Resources & Citizen Action 👇
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@JadedCreative Please consider what you can do today to protect the foundations of Democracy! 👇👇

Behind trump's antics, the Koch WH, Cabinet & agencies are weakening our rights, internet freedoms and citizen power. Threatening #ElectionSecurity, we’re at risk of state's #ConCon

Thread...1/
@JadedCreative PLZ take more citizen actions in addition to #GOTV

This is the battle of our lives... there is no one leader, org, election or candidate that is going to fix our long term Koch RW Network problem. It's up to each of us to work now...

RESOURCE/ACTIONS THREAD 2/ 👇
@JadedCreative There are steps we can take now to curb their power & protect Democracy. IF we're very focused & unified in our resolve and actions

- Secure Elections in States

- Stop #ConCon in states

- inform & engage our communities

- save Net Neutrality

3/ Resources & Citizen Action 👇
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@waltshaub Please consider what you can do today to protect the foundations of Democracy! 👇👇

Behind trump's antics, the Koch WH, Cabinet & agencies are weakening our rights, internet freedoms and citizen power. Threatening #ElectionSecurity, we’re at risk of state's #ConCon

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@waltshaub PLZ take more citizen actions in addition to #GOTV This is the battle of our lives... there is no one leader, org, election or candidate that is going to fix our long term Koch RW Network problem. It's up to each of us to work now...

RESOURCE/ACTIONS THREAD 2/ 👇
@waltshaub There are steps we can take now to curb their power & protect Democracy. IF we're very focused & unified in our resolve and actions

- Secure Elections in States

- Stop #ConCon in states

- inform & engage our communities

- save Net Neutrality

3/ Resources & Citizen Action 👇
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@waltshaub PLZ take these additional citizen actions in addition to #GOTV This is the battle of our lives... there is no one leader, org, election or candidate that is going to fix our long term Koch RW Network problem. It's up to each of us to work now...

RESOURCE/ACTIONS THREAD 1/
@waltshaub There are steps we can take now to curb their power & protect Democracy. IF we're very focused & unified in our resolve and actions

- Secure Elections in States

- Stop #ConCon in states

- inform & engage our communities

- save Net Neutrality

2/ Resources & Citizen Action 👇
@waltshaub 2 cont’d/. Plz read this thread for resources & citizen actions.

- vehemently oppose GOP judicial nominees

- steps to end Citizens United & ALEC

- #GOTV & protect voting rights
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@ericgarland P LZ take these additional citizens actions in addition to #GOTV This is the battle of our lives... there is no one leader, org, election or candidate that is going to fix our long term Koch RW Network problem. It's up to each of us to work now...

RESOURCE/ACTIONS THREAD 1/
@ericgarland There are steps we can take now to curb their power & protect Democracy. IF we're very focused & unified in our resolve and actions

- Secure Elections in States

- Stop #ConCon in states

- inform & engage our communities

- save Net Neutrality

2/ Resources & Citizen Action 👇
@ericgarland 2 cont’d/. resources & citizen actions.

- vehemently oppose GOP judicial nominees

- steps to end Citizens United & ALEC

- #GOTV & protect voting rights

See next tweet 👇👇👇
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@RedTRaccoon Here’s a good place to begin.

I hope everyone will take time to read or view Jeff Sharlet’s book “The Family” asap. It’s urgent!

Watch his video from “Democracy in Chains” author, Nancy MacLean too.

The Koch agenda is happening now.

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@RedTRaccoon We can’t wait & hope for impeachment or elections alone to solve our Koch RW problem.

NOW is the time to work & plan for the "if". That means having a plan. We don't have to agree on anything beyond opposing a Fascist RW takeover that endangers us all.

Resources & actions 1/
@RedTRaccoon There are steps we can take now to curb their power & protect Democracy. IF we're very focused & unified in our resolve and actions

- Secure Elections in States

- Stop #ConCon in states

- inform & engage our communities

- save Net Neutrality

2/ Resources & Citizen Action 👇
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@JuliusGoat Plz don’t wait for or count on elections to save us..there is much to do now to solve our long term Koch RW problem that gave us trump.
Here’s a resource thread or orgs & actions each of us can do..choose what’s within your power

Citizens must act to defend Democracy too!

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@JuliusGoat There are steps we can take now to curb their power & protect Democracy. IF we're very focused & unified in both our resolve & actions

- Secure Elections in States

- Stop #ConCon in states

- save Net Neutrality

Resource & Action thread 2/
@JuliusGoat 2 cont’d/ NOW is the time to work & plan for the "if". That means having a plan. We don't have to agree on anything beyond opposing a Fascist RW takeover that endangers us all.

- raise awareness in our communities

- oppose GOP judicial nominees

- End Citizens United & ALEC
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@ericgarland Put on Motown AND ACT too! Every citizen has power.. no matter their constraints. PLEASE READ this thread..choose one or more actions to do

To end the Big $’s stranglehold on our country, it’s important to laser focus on a few key issues.

These issues determine ALL outcomes
@ericgarland Listed in this thread..orgs to help & steps citizens can take now to curb their power & protect Democracy. IF we're very focused & unified in our resolve & actions

- Protect elections integrity (local to federal)

- stop GOP judicial picks

- inform & engage our communities

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@ericgarland 1/ cont'd NOW is the time to work & plan for the "if". We don't have to agree on anything beyond opposing a Fascist RW takeover that endangers us all.

Victory lies in the daily actions..the process. Follow, join & support the orgs empowering citizens today & use their actions.
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@amjoyshow @K_JeanPierre Plz don't wait or watch it go..impeachment or an election won's solve our Koch RW problem.

There are steps citizens can take right now to stop them. I have no promises of the outcome..but, if we're focused, relentless in our efforts & act now..we have a chance!

Resources 1/
@amjoyshow @K_JeanPierre Experts in fascism, authoritarianism & propaganda say our very best "weapon" against creeping Fascism & propaganda is

"To Plant the Seeds of Democracy" -G.Kasperov...

We don't have to agree on anything beyond opposing a Fascist RW takeover that endangers us all.

resources 2/
@amjoyshow @K_JeanPierre The Kochs RW started from bottom up.. That's where we must focus too.

There are experienced grassroots Resistance orgs & that each of us can follow, visit their sites, support, use their guidance & citizen actions. #EmpoweredToday

The steps ..."Seeds of Democracy"

Resource 3/
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Do you know who oversees Elections in your State?

In 41 states, it's the SECRETARY OF STATE (#SoS)

And 10 of them are up for re-election IN 2020.
#Elections2020
#MO #MT #NC #OR #VT #WA

#ElectionSecurity #VotingRights
Do you know who oversees Elections in your State?

In 41 states, it's the Secretary of State (#SoS)
And 10 of them are up for re-election.
#ElectionSecurity #VotingRights

#Elections2019 - #KY #LA #MS
#Elections2020 - #MO #MT #NC #OR #VT #WA

THREAD of All Democratic Candidates
Hey MISSOURI Democratic Candidate for Yinka Faleti
Attorney, Community Activist & Army Veteran
yinkafaleti.com
@yinka_faleti

vs GOP Incumbent Jay Ashcroft
➡️“Jay Ashcroft Carries on the Family Tradition of Extremist Politics” riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/jay-as…
#DemCastMO
#SoSMO
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#ElectionSecurity funding will NOT actually have to be used for Election Security.
$425M allocated in bill to be announced later today.
"the funding deal used the language in the Senate version" which has NO #security requirements.
thehill.com/policy/cyberse… via @jennycohn1
@jennycohn1 2/ Why is this bad? Because states will be pressured by vendors to buy risky & expensive #votingmachines that do not protect voters or #taxpayers. Plz call members of the appropriations committee & ask them to include the language from #HR3351.
@jennycohn1 3/ What is #HR3351? It's the 2020 govt. funding bill that passed the House. It's a massive bill that includes $ & #security requirements to help protect #Election2020.

congress.gov/bill/116th-con…

Here is the language that relates to #ElectionSecurity.
#SMARTelections @jennycohn1
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#Security for #Election2020 is at stake right now.
1) #ElectionSecurity is for our national defense. It is worth investing in.
2) If we do not have security REQUIREMENTS w/funding some states will spend poorly. That is bad for tax payers & bad for voters. #SMARTelections
At our #Senate briefing on #ElectionSecurity we brought national experts on #computer systems, #security and #audits together to demonstrate why it's critically important that congressional funding for election security includes REQUIREMENTS for security.
smartelections.us/congressional-…
3/ How EASY is it to change election results? #Princeton Prof of #Computer Science AndrewApppel says it's basic. Voting machines are computers. Computers can be programmed to run malware. It could be done w/ a USB stick & via modem.
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@TaggartRehnn Every action we take now must be very focused on the foundations of protecting & building Democracy. The Kochs RW started from bottom up to win.. we must do the same.

Resources & Actions thread... 1/
@TaggartRehnn We don't have to agree on anything beyond opposing a Fascist RW takeover that endangers us all.

We can be effective IF we're very focused & unified in both our resolve & actions nationwide.

Resources...2/
@TaggartRehnn There are experienced grassroots Resistance orgs & that each of us can follow, visit their sites, support, use their guidance & citizen actions. #EmpoweredToday

- Secure Elections in States

- Stop #ConCon in states

- inform & engage our communities

- save Net Neutrality

3/
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