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Unbeknownst to most of the media & public, @VerifiedVoting & other insiders define “voter marked” to include MACHINE MARKED (hackable) printouts from controversial new Ballot Marking Devices. VV receives funding support from Microsoft, which partners w/ES&S, a vendor of BMDs. 1/
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Dear @senatemajldr: Throwing wads of $$$ at opaque & corrupt voting-system vendors that donated to your campaign does NOT constitute meaningful election-security reform. Thread. cc: @SenSchumer @SenatorLeahy @ChrisCoons 1/
Election-security funding must be tied to election-security requirements (or it isn’t really election security funding):

HAND MARKED paper ballots 4 most voters

ROBUST manual audits

A ban on internet connectivity & remote access

Backup paper voter lists at polling places. 2/
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You know what else is vulnerable to “denial of service attacks” that would cause a “loss of public confidence” in elections? Ballot Marking Devices, which jurisdictions throughout the U.S. are buying for use by all voters as opposed to unhackable HAND MARKED paper ballots. 1/
2/ Why have national “election-integrity” groups like @VerifiedVoting, @BrennanCenter, and @secureourvotes ignored independent election-security experts who warn against this obvious threat?!
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Brace yourselves 4 pretend security in the form of MACHINE MARKED (hackable) Summary Cards w/ barcodes, which they will misleadingly call “paper ballots.” If u don’t hear the “hand marked” prefix, it will mean more “universal use” BMDs despite election-security expert warnings.1/
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This @salon piece quotes the pro-Ballot Marking Device stance of electronic-voting activist David Becker, while misleadingly claiming that Becker has “no financial stake in BMD sales.” In reality, Becker is paid by @DemocracyFund, which is invested in BMDs salon.com/2019/10/08/why…
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It is concerning that @secureourvotes continues calling 4 “paper ballots” w/o the “hand marked” prefix when it knows that election insiders construe this phrase 2 include MACHINE MARKED (hackable) Summary Cards from Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs). We need #HandMarkedPaperBallots.
We desperately need some messaging discipline.
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It is concerning that @VerifiedVoting continues calling for “voter verifiable paper records” when it knows that election insiders construe this phrase to include MACHINE MARKED (hackable) paper crap from DREs & Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs). We need #HandMarkedPaperBallots. 1/
3/ Nearly all leading experts advise against paper printouts from DREs and Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs). So why does a national-integrity group like @VerifiedVoting continue to call for them?!
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Here’s the video of the second half of the first day of the NVRTF national election-security conference. My part starts at 1:25. Lots of great speakers! cc: @JimSoper #HandMarkedPaperBallots #RobustManualAudits #BanBarcodeVoting #SubpoenaTheVendors facebook.com/NationalVoting… 1/
2/ Here’s a link to my Power Point and handout from the conference. onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resi…
3/ I’m having trouble finding the video of the first half but will post it when I do, and then add on day 2. cc: @JimSoper
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Electronic-voting “activist” @mattblaze is unaware of the limits of his own expertise, which do NOT encompass false & misleading advertising, unfair business practices, corruption, and propaganda. He uses straw man arguments to deflect from legitimate concerns w/ his remarks. 1/
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I’m looking forward to this 2-day national election-integrity conference in Berkeley, CA! I’ll speak on Oct. 5 re: solutions & the corruption & false & misleading claims that have made meaningful election-security reform elusive thus far.

Tickets: NVRTF.org 1/
3/ How did I miss Garland Favorito of @VoterGa?! He is a wealth of information and will be speaking at the conference as well!
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I hesitate 2 amplify articles from DEFCON bc many parrot vendors & DEFCON co-organizer @MattBlaze in calling 4 “voter marked paper ballots,” w/o mentioning that the vendors, Blaze, & others have re-defined the phrase 2 include MACHINE MARKED (hackable) Summary Cards from BMDs. 1/
Here’s a screen shot from the article in post 1. Notice the call for “voter marked paper ballots”?! This is misleading bc vendors and election insiders have decided this can mean either unhackable #HandMarkedPaperBallots OR MACHINE MARKED (hackable) Summary Cards from BMDs. 2/
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🚨We need 100 calls to Schumer, Coons, & Leahy demanding they kill McConnell's SHAM election-security funding bill bc it enables corrupt officials to buy more unauditable internet-connected voting machines. Reply✅ TY.
Schumer: 202-224-6542
Leahy: 202-224-4242
Coons: 202-224-5042
Tell them that funding must be tied to election-security reqmts, such as #HANDMARKEDpaperballots as a primary voting system (not hackable MACHINE-MARKED Summary Cards that vendors misleadingly call "paper ballots"), ROBUST manual audits, & a ban on internet connectivity!
If you can't reach Schumer's DC office (because the VM is full), then pls try his local office. Thanks!
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😡McConnell’s so-called “election-security” funding bill is a sham & a step in the WRONG direction bc it provides more $$$ for whatever unauditable hackable Internet-connected crap equipment that corrupt officials want to buy. It includes no election-security reqmnts at all.
CALL Schumer, Coons, & Leahy, & demand they kill McConnell's SHAM election-security funding bill (which they endorse) bc it enables corrupt officials to buy more unauditable voting machines. #HandMarkedPaperBallots
Schumer: 202-224-6542
Leahy: 202-224-4242
Coons: 202-224-5042 1/
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@RonWyden @senatemajldr CALL Schumer, Coons, & Leahy, & demand they kill McConnell's SHAM election-security funding bill (which they endorse) bc it enables corrupt officials to buy more unauditable voting machines. #HandMarkedPaperBallots
Schumer: 202-224-6542
Leahy: 202-224-4242
Coons: 202-224-5042 1/
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CALL Schumer, Coons, & Leahy, & demand they kill McConnell's SHAM election-security funding bill (which they endorse) bc it enables corrupt officials to buy more unauditable voting machines. #HandMarkedPaperBallots
Schumer: 202-224-6542
Leahy: 202-224-4242
Coons: 202-224-5042 1/
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@MaddowBlog It’s a scam! The “election security” funding includes NO election security requirements! It can & will be spent on more internet-connected, remote-accessible insecure voting machines. Just like the vendors wanted. Corruption is alive & well in Hell. #HandMarkedPaperBallots 1/
@MaddowBlog THIS is what "election security" appropriations w/ no election-security rqmts bought us before: a piece of sh*t hackable election system where corrupt vendors buy their way into corrupt officials' pockets. Why do we learn nothing from history?! Thread. 3/
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Today’s Mitch McConnell-endorsed “election security” appropriation is a scam. We needed #HandMarkedPaperBallots, Manual Audits, & a ban on internet connections. Instead, we got more CORRUPTION, which is the last thing we needed. The bill does NOT require election security! 1/
2/ Graphic by @likesMixedNuts
3/ The appropriation was voted out of Committee and will be presented to the full Senate in a week or a few weeks.
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I’m glad someone besides me noticed this “tiny omission.” The “election security” appropriation is a scam. We needed #HandMarkedPaperBallots, Manual Audits, & a ban on internet connections & wireless modems. Instead, we got more CORRUPTION, which is the last thing we needed.
Thread re: voting machine vendor corruption.
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WTF?! I see no mention of minimum cybersecurity requirements! Throwing $$$ at a corrupt system without conditions will undermine election security, not improve it! Pls tell me you just “forgot” to mention the minimum cybersecurity requirements! #HandMarkedPaperBallots 1/
2/ I explain the corruption plaguing our electronic voting system here. You don’t even know who owns the voting machine vendors! We can not afford to be this naive yet again! link.medium.com/qc7Z6Wbi7Z
3/ Voters! Call ur senators NOW to oppose funding 4 barcode voting systems (which vendors & lawmakers misleadingly call “paper ballot systems”) & to oppose funding 4 jurisdictions that allow remote access & internet connectivity. Please Reply done. TY.
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Yes, there’s a hitch! It’s a scam! Corrupt vendors have redefined “paper ballot” 2 include not only unhackable HAND MARKED paper ballots, but also hackable MACHINE MARKED Summary Cards from Ballot Marking Devices. We need #HANDMARKEDpaperballots. TY 1/
3/ What they want is $$$ for Ballot Marking Devices, which generate hackable MACHINE MARKED summary cards (often w/ barcodes) that they misleadingly call “paper ballots”. If u don’t hear the “hand marked” prefix b4 the phrase “paper ballots,” it’s a scam! #HandMarkedPaperBallots
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"As the lawyer & election integrity advocate Jennifer Cohn has pointed out, in recent years we've seen practices that should concern us all, from remote access software installed in election management systems 2 ballot scanners that connect 2 the internet..." - @hillaryclinton 1/
@HillaryClinton "So this is a both sides problem. It's a problem of a foreign adversary actually interfering, hacking. And it's a problem of our own decisions about WHAT KINDS of equipment & systems we are going to employ. Both of those deserve the most serious attention." 2/
@HillaryClinton Here's a link to the video of @HillaryClinton's keynote address during the In Defense of American Democracy conference quoted in post 1. 3/
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.@HarriHursti & Prof.Andrew Appel told an emergency meeting of ⁦@ncnaacp⁩ that the ES&S barcode Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs), which @NCSBE certified over objection from leading experts, are vulnerable to hacking. #HandMarkedPaperBallots@LWV 1/ journalnow.com/news/elections…
2/ “The panel of cyber experts, who were video-broadcasted into the discussion at New Light Baptist Church, took shots at bar code systems like the ones that Guilford County [NC] is considering.”
3/ .@duncanbuell also cautioned against the barcode system: “The bar codes are only as good as what they are programmed to do, Buell said.”
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So.......................................................Republicans own the companies that operate a majority of the electronic voting machines used in our elections.

The software in these machines can be secretly pre-programmed to internally change your votes from D to R.
Of course, the machines won't change ALL of the D votes to R votes. That would be too obvious.

It will only change just enough D votes to R votes to make it look plausible. It will look like a very close race but the R's will somehow squeak out a win.
The Republicans don't need to do this in every state. They don't need to do it in every race. But in the swing states, in the very close Senate races, the Republicans will rig the machine counts, and the cheating Republicans will steal those elections from Democrat candidates.
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🔥 North Carolina! Pls sign this @naacpnc petition to use unhackable HAND MARKED paper ballots as a primary voting system, not the hackable barcode Ballot Marking Devices From ES&S, which NC just certified against the advice of leading experts & voters. Pls reply ✅. TY! 1/
3/ NC’s voting machine vendor is ES&S, whose machines are “losing” black votes in GA & TN. ES&S also:

Leaked voter data for 1.8 M voters & the passwords 4 its employees & NC’s voting machines

Lied about remote access & internet connections to its systems

Gave $30K to the GOP
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