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Let me make this very clear - there is EVERY reason to Doubt the #EVM machines. IMHO they can be manipulated several ways -

precisely why every other Western & Developed Asian Democracy has reverted back to Paper Ballot.

Media reports of a difference of 1% of Votes or 6 MILLION votes between Election days & Counting day in 2019

VVPATs were destroyed in 6 months while the rule is 1 year. Court case was going on and yet it was destroyed

Media reports of 1/3rd of the Machines Malfunctioning
VVPAT counting of 1-2% is like counting 2 bundles of Rs2000 rupee notes amongst 100 bundles of Rs2000 notes at a Bank when withdrawing. Will u only count 2 Random bundles ? U will count all 100.
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"Due to the non-availability of funds for the purchase of EVMs, the uncertainty of getting Tk1,200 crore needed to repair the existing EVMs, and objection from most of the political parties,…
the commission may have changed its decision on EVMs," said EC Secretary
Jahangir Alam after a meeting of the EC on Monday."

"Regarding not using EVMs, Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif told TBS, "We demanded use of EVMs because casting votes with ballots
and counting those take a lot of time. Besides, there are examples of miscreants taking over ballot boxes and casting fake votes. There is no chance of these if EVMs are used"
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#EVMs #Elections: When does your vote eventually get recorded? Ran a poll & 187 people participated across 2 instances. 55% voted in favor of VVPAT. Remaining 45% for other 3.
Why? Vote get recorded ONLY on CLOSURE of EVM
These machines comes with 1 TIME WRITE CHIP. Once the EVM runs out of either vote capacity or the voting booth has to be closed, the final tally of the Votes that have been cast get recorded ONCE & FINALLY on this Chip and Cant be changed.

So how can EVMs Malfunction? 2 ways
Understand why i used the word malfunction

1) Every EVM comes with a RESET button for testing it machine before its used. RESET button resets the "Test Votes" that are cast during testing exercise on the day the votes are to be cast. You can think of how this can be misused.
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Thread on #Punjab LG Ord 2021:
Section 46: It Provides that LG election must be held through #EVMs. But can ECP procure/ deploy EVMs within next four months? If this provision remains, it may become an excuse to delay elections. @Noormengal_ @UsmanAKBuzdar
Section 61(1)(b): It provides that the a candidate for a head of LG seat must be Intermediate or equivalent. It is discriminatory, and presumes that illiterate or less literate persons are necessarily less qualified/ competent. Would it sustain judicial scrutiny? #PunjabLG2021
Section 61(2)(c): It bars persons from contesting elections, who have a contract to provide goods and services to the LG. It is unreasonably exclusionary. There exist other / better ways to address conflict of interest situations. @Noormengal_ @UsmanAKBuzdar #PunjabLG2021
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In the light of recent reports on EVMs during #AssemblyElections2021, we are reposting The Quint's extensive coverage on EVM-VVPAT vulnerabilities from our archives.
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Repost | An expert committee report recommended EC to redesign #EVMs and facilitate audit of EVM-VVPAT votes to address concerns related to voting system.
@poonamjourno detailed in Jan 2021.
Repost | "#EC should count 100% #VVPAT slips. Time to count VVPAT slips is equal to the time it takes to count #EVMs," former Chief Election Commissioner, SY Quraishi told @poonamjourno in this Dec 2020 interview.
(From the archives)
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Requiem for the EVM

What is the position
of the opposition?
"It seems we have lost
But must at any cost
Find some justification

But what could it be
That would with authority
Scrub out our losses
yet please our bosses
And run off with impunity?"

Eureka one said
As he sprang out of bed
This idea's a gem
let's trash the EVM
And cast doubt on the EC instead

So off the cabal went
to make in democracy a dent
They drove in their fancy cars
But emerged in crushed kurtas
To make a straight tale bent

And of course the pliable
And the old reliable
Took their clarion call
From studio to town hall
To prove the EVMs were fallible

And here on twitter
The usual folk were aflutter
"Institutions compromised!"
"Idea of India revised!"
Dragging their souls through the gutter

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The EC has made process of securing EVMs clear. Fake videos of #EVMs which are not in use in current election are being shared, fake “news channels” are spreading rumors of #EVMhacking, all for a singular intent.

To attack democracy and the voter by the loser #TukdeTukde gang.
One can always find undated videos with no reference point. When is the video shot, are these EVMs in use in current election, are these the serial numbers that were voted, none of this is present in the video.

But to attack Indian democracy these videos are being circulated.
Because to circulate a false video takes very little effort. To debunk it takes time. That is what fake news peddlers count on.
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Will be reporting live for @TheQuint from a press conference in London at 5:30 PM IST (12 noon GMT) where a US-based tech expert claims he will be able to prove Indian #EVMs can be hacked. Will he be able to back up his claims?…
We will be going live on @TheQuint 's YouTube channel at 5:30 PM IST…
And here's the @TheQuint 's live blog with updates, reactions, and more on the press conference. Stay tuned as we find out whether Indian #EVMs can be tampered with.…
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