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.@beckerdavidj helped spread the myth that no voting machines connect to the internet, tried to bury concerns w/ NC’s electronic poll books in 2016, and (most recently) has helped @GASecofState bury concerns about “universal use” ballot marking devices. 1/ docs.house.gov/meetings/SY/SY…
Becker’s misleading congressional testimony about internet connectivity is in post 1. Contrary to his suggestion, as reported by @KimZetter, and as many experts have been warning, some voting machines in key swing states DO connect to the internet. vice.com/en_us/article/… 2/
Here is where Becker tried to bury concerns about the electronic pollbooks that malfunctioned in Durham County, NC. 3/
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In 2015, in Shelby county, TN, photos of precinct poll tapes revealed “votes that never made it into the election night count, all from precincts w/ large concentrations of black voters.”

ES&S (44% US election equipment) has the Shelby contract! 1/ bloomberg.com/features/2016-…
2/ The inexplicable 127k undervotes in the 2018 GA 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..”

ES&S has the GA contract too! #gapol theroot.com/exclusive-thou…
3/ ES&S has also:

Secretly installed remote-access software in 300 jurisdictions

Lied about internet connectivity

Leaked its employee passwords

Leaked voting machine passwords

Leaked data for 1.8 M voters

Wrongly targeted1600 eligible OH voters 4 purging
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In 2015, in Shelby county, TN, photos of precinct poll tapes revealed “votes that never made it into the election night count, all from precincts w/ large concentrations of black voters.”

ES&S (44% US election equipment) has the Shelby contract! 1/ bloomberg.com/features/2016-…
The inexplicable 127k undervotes in the 2018 GA 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..”

ES&S has the GA contract too! #gapol

theroot.com/exclusive-thou… 2/
3/ ES&S has also:

Secretly installed remote-access software in 300 jurisdictions

Lied about internet connectivity

Leaked its employee passwords

Leaked voting machine passwords

Leaked data for 1.8 M voters

Wrongly targeted1600 eligible OH voters 4 purging
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BMD proponent @beckerdavidj (below) has also helped election officials spread the LIE that voting machines don’t connect to the internet. As reported by @KimZetter, and as many experts have been warning, many voting machines DO connect to the internet. #NoCredibility #gapol 1/
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"'It's great to see that Colorado is yet again leading the nation on election security by trashing its hackable barcode ballot-marking machines,' @RonWyden told CNN. 'These machines are a ripe target for hackers.'" 1/
@RonWyden "'Given the serious, credible threat that Russia and other governments will interfere in the 2020 election, it is vital that all states follow Colorado's example by prioritizing cybersecurity over the special interest voting machine lobby,' Wyden said." 2/
@RonWyden "Colorado's choice stands in stark contrast to Georgia, which recently signed a $107 million contract — also with Dominion — to replace its paperless machines with a system that includes QR code marking devices." QR codes are a type of barcode. #gapol #HandMarkedPaperBallots 3/
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🔎GA: Check how much YOUR county will pay for the hackable BMD voting system.
Surprise!
Thanks to @GaSecofState’s deal with Dominion, counties will pay HUGE annual license fees.
Meanwhile, #HandMarkedPaperBallots are cheap & secure.
#VotersOverVendors
🔗tinyurl.com/CountyFees4BMDs
Highlighted columns:
Yellow = 2022 county licensing fees
Green = 2023-2029 annual county licensing fees
Read them & weep. That’s a lot of tax dollars to raise for a hackable electronic voting system.
#HandMarkedPaperBallots are #FasterSaferCheaper
#VotersOverVendors
#GAPol
Tag your county party, boards of commissioners & elections, elected officials & watchdog groups. Chances are the county cost burdens for the hackable BMDs, worked out by @GaSecofState & the vendor, will surprise them too.
They don’t even include operating, maintenance & other $$.
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Former Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox is at best a fool. She is responsible for the purchase of GA’s current unauditable voting machines from Diebold, whose largest shareholder & Sr. VP was a convicted embezzler (computer tampering). #gapol 1/ wired.com/2003/12/con-jo…
2/ This Harpers article is the most well known article discussing the criminals at voting machine vendor Diebold/Premier (previously called “Global”), which was acquired by ES&S, which sold Diebold’s assets to Dominion.

Everyone should read it. harpers.org/archive/2012/1…
3/ Diebold told the AP that Dean (its convicted cyber-felon programmer) left the company when Diebold acquired Global. But internal Diebold memos show that Dean remained as a consultant. blackboxvoting.org/bbv_chapter-14…
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Former Georgia SOS Cathy Cox ruined GA’s elections for the past 17 years by selecting GA’s current paperless (unauditable) Diebold voting machines. She now has the audacity to shill for risky new barcode machines from Dominion, which bought Diebold’s assets in 2010. #gapol 1/
She literally was a cover girl for Diebold! When will someone ask her about the convicted embezzler who programmed machines for the company and was called back for “consulting work” soon after she signed the Diebold contract?! 2/ link.medium.com/zvjTtvUkDZ
3/ From my article linked in post 2.
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“Probe of missing Georgia votes finds "extreme" [voting machine] irregularities in black districts” | Salon.com

GA’s voting machine vendor is ES&S whose same machines “lost” black votes in TN 2015-
h/t ⁦@LuluFriesdat⁩ 1/ salon.com/2019/08/30/pro…
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“To find a clue about what might have gone wrong with Georgia’s election last fall, look no further than voting machine No. 3...On machine No. 3, Rs won every race. On each of the 6 other machines in that precinct, Ds won every race .” #gapol 1/ ajc.com/news/state--re…
2/ These “suspicious results in Winterville [Georgia] are evidence in an ongoing mystery of... a stark drop-off in votes for Georgia lieutenant governor between R Geoff Duncan, who ended up winning, and D @SarahRiggsAmico.”
@SarahRiggsAmico 3/ "Even though it was the second race on the ballot, fewer votes were counted for lieutenant governor than for labor commissioner, insurance commissioner & every other statewide contest lower on the ballot."
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“Documents and expert testimony painted a picture of an election bureaucracy that ignored fundamental security risks, that did nothing when those risks were pointed out by others, that lied repeatedly to cover up its failures.“ #gapol 1/
“When the court demanded preservation of computer files that might demonstrate such incompetence, [Georgia] state officials instead destroyed them, later claiming the destruction was inadvertent.” 2/
“Against all this, state officials have mounted little effective defense. They’ve been caught red-handed, and they know it.” 3/
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Georgia voters! Pls sign this election-security petition. @GaSecofState certified GA’s new voting system without conducting penetration testing. His excuse is that GA relies on EAC certification. But the EAC doesn’t conduct penetration testing either. What a scam. #gapol 1/
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Brian Kemp certified GA’s controversial new voting system WITHOUT CONDUCTING SECURITY TESTING.

I’m told that now 1600 Georgia voters from 103 counties (shown in orange) have signed the petition demanding such testing.

Wow. #gapol #HandMarkedPaperBallots #ProtectOurVotes 1/
Image in post 1 via @Packy48 3/
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Georgia certifies controversial new voting system WITHOUT conducting security testing.

There, I fixed the headline for you. #gapol 1/
Call to Action for Georgia! Deadline is MONDAY morning. #ProtectOurVotes 3/
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Question of the day: why are @GaRepublicans AND @GeorgiaDemocrat both ok with having voters use a new voting system that has NOT been subjected to security testing?! It makes no sense. Kind of surreal, actually. #gapol
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I hope @GeorgiaDemocrat & @GaRepublicans will endorse this important effort to obtain independent SECURITY TESTING for Georgia’s new voting system. No voting system should be certified w/o it, and yet that’s what happened here. As I understand it, the deadline is MONDAY. #gapol
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🚨 For Georgia! If you live in GA, pls sign this FORMAL DEMAND for election-security testing by MONDAY. If you don’t, pls share.

Election officials should NOT certify new voting machines WITHOUT SECURITY TESTING—which is what Brian Kemp did here!
#ElectionSecurity #gapol
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Georgia! Brian Kemp certified GA’s new voting machines WITHOUT SECURITY TESTING! #DEFON27 found 20 vulnerabilities w/ this system, & TX refused 2 certify it due to security concerns.

🔥Pls sign this decertification & security-testing demand by SUNDAY. Pls Reply✅. TY! 1/ #gapol
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Does Dominion Voting (37% US election equipment) remotely access election equipment?! Last year, it declined to comment when Kim Zetter asked this question. A new Dominion job ad references “remote troubleshooting.” We need answers now!

Dominion is GA’s new vendor... #gapol 1/
3/ Screen shot in post 1 via @Packy48
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ALERT: Neo-Nazi Organizing “Salute to President Trump” Rally, September 14 in #Dahlonega, #Georgia

Chester Doles, a longtime neo-Nazi & “fourth-generation” Klansman, is organizing rally in downtown Dahlonega, GA 9/14
atlantaantifa.org/2019/08/16/ale…

#LumpkinCounty #racism #noklan #gapol
Despite the #Dahlonega rally being organized by a notorious neo-Nazi with a history of violence, the national director of Bikers for Trump - Dale Herndon - has pledged his support.

#BikersforTrump #NeoNazi #klan #Georgia
Looks like the local #LumpkinCounty #GOP also give a nod and a wink to the Nazi-organized event.

Care to comment @ga9_gop @GaRepublicans?
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I’ve been told thru a trustworthy source that Georgia’s new voting machine vendor, Dominion, is in over its head & hiring former employees of ES&S—GA’s current controversial vendor—to “supervise” the GA project. Too bad the US doesn’t require election transparency. #gapol 1/
After a promising start looking into voting machine vendor ownership, @NCSBE decides it no longer cares. DHS won’t discuss the issue either. WTH? apnews.com/89a92acefc704b… 3/
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I’ve been told thru a trustworthy source that Georgia’s new voting machine vendor, Dominion, is in over its head & hiring former employees of ES&S—GA’s current controversial vendor—to “supervise” the GA project. Too bad the US doesn’t require election transparency. #gapol 1/
We don’t even get to know who owns these companies. It is insanity. 2/ bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
After a promising start looking into voting machine vendor ownership, @NCSBE decides it no longer cares. DHS won’t discuss the issue either. WTH? apnews.com/89a92acefc704b… 3/
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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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