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“Probe of missing Georgia votes finds "extreme" [voting machine] irregularities in black districts” |

GA’s voting machine vendor is ES&S whose same machines “lost” black votes in TN 2015-
h/t ⁦@LuluFriesdat⁩ 1/…
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Ohio Sec of State @FrankLaRose also hired infamous Council for National Policy member Ken Blackwell to lead his transition team. Blackwell was Ohio Sec of State in 04 when he hired Paul Manafort’s partners to re-route election totals to a Republican owned backup server in TN. 1/
3/ CNP directory listing Ken Blackwell:…
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I’m officially concerned re: an election-security bill “bait-and-switch.” Only the #SAFEAct (formerly #PAVEAct) bans MACHINE marked BARCODED “paper ballots” & wld give voters the option to use #HandMarked paper ballots. Suddenly, @RonWyden has dropped the #HandMarked part...😳1/
2/ Exhibit A from yesterday. Where’s the #HandMarked part?!
3/ Exhibit B from June & March. Notice how he says “hand marked”? Where did the “hand marked” part go yesterday? @RonWyden KNOWS the importance of distinguishing. He made #HandMarked paper ballots and a ban on BARCODE voting signatures of his #PAVEAct, which is now the #SAFEAct.
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PA counties are now in the process of buying and leasing new voting systems ahead of the #2020Election.

Last April the @PAStateDept told counties they have until end of 2019 to select new voting systems w/ a paper record, which allows for more accurate post-election audits.
The new systems are to be in use no later than the #2020primary, and preferably by the general election this November.
This is all part of an effort to ensure that no one can tamper with our elections and make sure there is a trustworthy paper trail to follow, should reviews become necessary.

We need to protect the right to vote and ensure ALL VOTES can be counted securely & accurately.
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I don’t care if you’re a divider or a uniter. We should all agree on the importance of election integrity. Thank you to @staceyabrams & @ronwyden for your advocacy of #handmarked #paperballots! Everyone deserves to have their vote counted as cast. 1/
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Mission Control, we have (another) problem:

Quote from Donald Palmer, who was sworn in today to the Election Assistance Commission: ""These [paperless touchscreen] DREs have been one of the more reliable pieces of equipment we've had... " 1/…
In 2013, Palmer used Kris Kobach’s Crosscheck system to inaccurately purge voters from the rolls in Virginia… 3/
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Call to Action for WI; PA; OH; FL; NC; AZ; GA; NJ: MO; TX: SC; AR; & CA! Pls email ur Secretary of State & county election officials the following: “Please use #handmarked #paperballots. Please reject touchscreens (except for ADA use) & barcode voting.” Contact info below. TY! 1/
2/ Google doc with email and physical addresses for state election officials in all 50 states. You will need to look up your county election officials’ email addresses yourself. But please do that. It’s important!…
3/ Google doc by @planetscape. Call to action concept via @DenbrotS who has been lobbying (successfully it seems) for #handmarked #paperballots in New Jersey! Please DM him for in person lobbying ideas.
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Hand marked paper ballots are the way to go. Remember all the vote flipping touchscreen machines in Georgia and Texas that election officials attributed to human error? No thank you. #handmarked #paperballots 1/
2/ From Texas: "E-voting machine problems blamed on operator error."…
3/ Likewise, in Georgia, “Brian Kemp’s office [said] reports of malfunctioning electronic voter machines changing votes for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams to votes for Kemp are probably just mistakes being made by voters.”…
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OMG! @staceyabrams will appear in a Super Bowl ad sitting next to a Republican County Commissioner from Georgia who declares, “We need HAND-MARKED paper ballots”!!!! via @KatrinaGriessman & @bluestein cc: @RonWyden @RepMarciaFudge #FairElectionsNow #gapol…
For more on the battle raging in Georgia (& elsewhere) between #handmarked #paperballots (which all independent IT election experts recommend) & #BarcodeVoting (which all independent IT election experts recommend AGAINST), here’s my piece for @whowhatwhy.…
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If Republican state Senator Jeff Mullins and SOS @BradForGASOS think touchscreen voting equipment is so secure, I’m sure they’d have no problem getting that equipment from Sequoia rather than ES&S. Right? Wrong. They want hackable touchscreens from their decidedly red vendor. 1/
3/ How about Smartmatic? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Let’s cut the cr#p and move to #handmarked #paperballots except for those voters who are unable to hand mark their ballots.
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Let this sink in. Our states’ top election officials oppose improving election security. #handmarked #paperballots #AuditTheVote
@SEGreenhalgh is leading the charge to find out WHY our states’ top election officials oppose minimum election security standards.
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OMG. Philadelphia Commission is poised to select ES&S’s ExpressVote XL, a #BarcodeBalloting system, thus ignoring the advice of cybersecurity experts and voters who favor #handmarked #paperballots instead! Via @georgia_vv… 1/
2/ Some important excerpts from this excellent piece by Rich Garella, a former national coordinator of’s election integrity campaign, and member of the Election Verification Network.
3/ All of these #BarcodeBalloting systems are a disaster, as explained in detail in this piece by @whowhatwhy.…
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Calling all voters! We must quickly educate a massive number of people, including Congress, re: the dangers of #BarcodeBalloting. Pls DM your email address to me if you would like to help by posting this video on your Twitter, FB, & Instagram. I will send the video to you. TY! 1/
2/ When you post the video, please also consider including a link to this @whowhatwhy article explaining the dangers of #BarcodeBalloting and why states and counties should use #handmarked #paperballots instead.…
3/ Although the article in post 2 was written w/reference to Georgia, all of Delaware and at least some counties in the following states have purchased these dangerous #BarcideBalloting systems already: KY, TN, CA, Ohio, WI, NJ, KS, and WV. Counties in PA & FL will soon follow.
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How Voting-Machine Lobbyists Undermine the Democratic Process By ⁦@suehalpernVT⁩ 1/…
“In the past decade, Election Systems & Software (E.S. & S.), the largest manufacturer of voting machines in the country, has routinely wined and dined a select group of state-election brass, which the company called an ‘advisory board,’ offering them airfare on trips...2/ places like Las Vegas and New York, upscale-hotel accommodations, and tickets to live events.” 3/
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Complete version of Georgia video protest against #BarcodeBalloting, which Brian Kemp wants to force the entire state of Georgia to use in lieu of #handmarked #paperballots!
1/ For more information about the differences between computer marked ballots from #BarcodeBalloting systems and hand marked paper ballots, please read this article by @whowhatwhy.…
2/ If you are a Georgia voter, please contact your state representative and state senator to protest #BarcodeBalloting and to demand #handmarked #paperballots instead.…
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This is a video protest by Georgia voters against #BarcodeBalloting, which Governor Brian Kemp hopes to force the entire state to use in lieu of hand marked paper ballots (democracy's gold standard). #gapol @briankempga @BradForGASOS @KalebMcMichen 1/
For more information about the differences between computer marked ballots from #BarcodeBalloting systems and hand marked paper ballots, please read this article by @whowhatwhy.… 2/
If you are a Georgia voter, please contact your state representative and state senator to protest #BarcodeBalloting and to demand #handmarked #paperballots instead.… 3/
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This is a video protest against #BarcodeBalloting, which Brian Kemp hopes to force on Georgia voters, even tho all independent IT election experts advise against it & recommend #handmarked #paperballots instead. If ur a GA voter & want to participate, pls DM me ur photo. TY! 1/
2/ Here’s an article I wrote for @whowhatwhy explaining the distinction between #BarcodeBalloting (which generates computer marked ballots w/ barcodes) and hand marked paper ballots, and why it matters.…
3/ I’m making this video with the graphics expertise of @JimHWhitelaw. If you DM me your photo, he will add the barcode and writing. The final video will end with a call for hand marked paper ballots & will include music if it works out technically.
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Ohio’s most populous county chooses insecure #BarcodeBalloting system that all independent cybersecurity experts recommend against. Rejects #handmarked #paperballots, which all such experts recommend. via ⁦… 1/…
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It is bizarre and concerning that @staceyabrams has yet to speak in favor of HAND marked paper ballots. Neither has @GeorgiaDemocrat. What gives? Election security is a winning issue for Democrats. Why don’t they care?! cc: @gwlauren 1/
Even after @VerifiedVoting’s well reasoned letter in favor of HAND marked paper ballots, not the COMPUTER marked barcoded kind, the best @fairfightaction can say is that it “wants SOME FORM of paper ballots...” Um, not good enough. @staceyabrams… 2/
Perhaps @staceyabrams and @gwlauren have been confused by some of the propaganda from the voting machine vendors and their surrogates, which include a former Democratic (sadly) Georgia Secretary of State names Cathy Cox who once graced the cover of a vendor brochure. 3/
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Ugh. This Texas county is choosing between PAPERLESS touchscreen voting machines & touchscreen ballot markers that generate barcoded paper printouts, which a recent study shows to be useless in an audit. Texas needs #handmarked #paperballots 1/
2/ This article explains the many problems with the touchscreens under consideration in GA, Texas, and in many other jurisdictions.
3/ Tobe clear, the paperless touchscreens don’t even pretend to be auditable. The touchscreens with barcoded printouts pretend to be auditable but it is a vendor scam for the reasons discussed in the article above.
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I used to hear IT Election experts like Professor Buell express these views offline, and I thought my head would explode bc the media wasn’t aware and wasn’t reporting it. That is finally changing! #handmarked #paperballots #NoBarcodes
By “these views,” I mean the importance of HAND marked paper ballots verses COMPUTER marked barcoded paper ballots from touchscreens like the ExpressVote. For so long, the media referred only to “paper ballots,” ignoring the distinction between the two types.
Another example of the media finally being specific about HAND marking the paper ballots.
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Why is @staceyabrams’s campaign manager calling for “paper trails” (vendor code for touchscreen-generated paper printouts) & scanners, rather than HAND marked paper ballots & scanners?! In doing so, she IS calling for the same thing that Kemp is calling for! 1/
I explain here the many problems with the systems that both Kemp AND the Abrams campaign seem to be touting. 2/…
3/ Due to legitimate concerns about security and long lines, touchscreens should be limited to ADA use, barcodes on ballots should not be allowed at all. #handmarked #paperballots
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Welcome to #SinglePayerSunday
December 9, 2018
Show support and RT from this #Thread:

Not only is our health care system morally bankrupt, it's also incredibly inefficient and wasteful.
We can't afford NOT to pass #MedicareForAll.
#SinglePayerSunday Headline:
Trump administration is encouraging seniors to ditch Medicare for privately-run Medicare Advantage and this family thought the low premiums were great -- until it came time to actually use the insurance…
#MedicareForAll America!
Why mixing Medicare with commercial insurance is NOT the health reform we need…
#SinglePayer #MedicareForAll #SinglePayerSunday
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Election chiefs in New York and PA are justifiably under fire for the glaring conflict of interest arising from their decision to sit on voting machine vendor ES&S’s advisory board and traveling on ES&S’s dime.… 1/
2/ NY City “elections officials have typically defended the [ES&S] scanners, even after a bad day at the polls,” but it turns out “ES&S, has a somewhat cozy relationship w/Mike Ryan, the head of the city's Bd of Elections, perhaps blunting any criticism that could come its way.”
3/ “Since 2014, ES&S has paid for Ryan to go to at least 9 so-called conferences all across the country. It's part of Ryan's role as a member of a secretive advisory board for ES&S, something it calls the ‘National Customer Advisory Board.’ Ryan was invited to join it in 2013.”
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