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The “system” is completely broken. The people who misrepresented election security in 2016 are setting the stage for 2020. #ProtectOurVotes
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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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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: 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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Republicans are intentionally inflicting hackable, unverifiable & ultimately rigged in their favor Voting Machines such as BMDs upon American Voters! How do I know? How many times did you hear Republicans say “vote Trump out of office” or “remove him at the Ballot Box” today? /1
Republicans acting righteous is a “tell” for bad behavior. They are laying groundwork for Republican storyline about the sanctity of our elections which cannot be disputed. They have no honor. They think winning by any means is fine. They are smug b/c they know the fix is in. /2
WE MUST SECURE OUR ELECTION NOW!!! We must support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic (Article VI of the Constitution). #ProtectOurVotes #ProtectOurElections #ProtectDemocracy #HMPB /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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@dccc @McCreadyForNC I wrote about additional ES&S security lapses--in addition to blatant corruption--here. Please protect our votes. Thank you.…
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The DHS has apparently decided that the legitimacy of US elections is CLASSIFIED. Think about that. We are in grave danger. #TransparentElections #ProtectOurVotes
"Angry Florida members of Congress demand FBI reveal hacked counties."…
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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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The Waller campaign says it "received reports of the same [vote flipping] problem from Leflore, Lamar, Pearl River, Lincoln, Washington, Forrest & Scott counties."…

Yet this journalist⬇️ASSUMED the veracity of a clerk's assertion of a benign cause. 1/
2/ "[T]he Waller campaign told the Clarion Ledger that it had received reports of the same problem from Leflore, Lamar, Pearl River, Lincoln, Washington, Forrest and Scott counties."…
3/ In addition, "two other machines in Calhoun County exhibited the same issue of switching voters’ selection from Waller to Reeves, circuit clerk Carlton Baker told the Ledger."
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As I’ve been warning. From May 2018: 2/
3/ Screenshot. I remember bc I was so excited that I got @JoyAnnReid’s attention.
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.@JasonChaffetz misleads with his careful wording. As he presumably knows, the US Constitution does give Congress power over federal elections. #ProtectOurVotes #HandMarkedPaperBallots #SAFEAct 1/
2/ Screenshot from relevant provisions of the US Constitution.
Pls take action to protect our votes now. Thank you. 3/
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Wow! Over 900 of you have done this customized @resistbot election-security action in less than 24 hours!

Pls keep the emails coming & share the post below. TY! #HandMarkedPaperBallots
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The Election Assistance Commission does NOT conduct penetration testing of voting systems; it tests only for functionality. Vendors, corrupt officials, & others use EAC certification to trick voters into thinking hackable voting systems are secure.… 1/
2/ The EAC was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002, which was itself fruit of the poison tree. HAVA's chief sponsor, Bob Ney, went to prison for accepting bribes from Jack Abramoff, a lobbyist for Diebold, which made paperless voting machines.
3/ Diebold's largest shareholder and senior programmer was Jeffrey Dean, a convicted embezzler whose crimes involved sophisticated computer tampering.
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Like all voting machines, Ballot Marking Devices receive programming via MEMORY CARDS b4 each election from a county or state CENTRALIZED election management system. This makes them vulnerable to fraudulent manipulation on a scale not possible w/ #HandMarkedPaperBallots. 1/
The memory cards and election-management systems are both potential centralized attack vectors that can wreak havoc throughout an entire county or state. 2/
This is COMMON SENSE. You do not have to be a cybersecurity expert to understand why #HandMarkedPaperBallots are a more secure option than MACHINE marked printouts (which many miskeadingly call “paper ballots”) from BMDs. 3/
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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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WTH?! After a promising start asking voting machine vendors to disclose their private ownership, @NCSBE decides it no longer cares. @DHSgov won’t discuss the issue either. We need #TransparentElections #ProtectOurVotes… 1/
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.⁦@Ionsancho1⁩ is “well-known in the world of...election security. He recently retired after...28 years as the Supervisor of Elections in Leon County [FL].” In 05, he famously organized a public hacking demonstration of a Diebold voting machine. 1/…
The hacking demonstration.”turned out to be the focus of an HBO documentary called Hacking Democracy which was nominated for an emmy in 2006. Sancho got a lot of flack for that move, including all three major election vendors in the U.S. refusing to sell him voting machines.” 2/
“But his actions did get the security of electronic voting machines on the radar...” 3/
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🚨⁦@PhilaController⁩ found that voting machine vendor ES&S concealed “its consultants’
.. contributions to ⁦@DeeleyforPhilly⁩ (D) & ⁦@Commish_Schmidt⁩ (R),” who chose ES&S’s risky barcode system despite public & expert opposition. Thread. ……
ES&S used lobbyists to make the contributions, presumably so it could say that it personally had made no such donations. Despicable & underhanded behavior. 2/
3/ I wrote about ES&S’s risky barcode system here:…
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Voters! Pls use @resistbot to email your senators to pressure @senatemajldr for a vote on the #SAFEAct, which would ban #BarcodeVoting & make it illegal to connect election systems to the internet. The #SAFEAct has already passed the House. Pls reply ✅TY. #defcon2019 1/
@resistbot @senatemajldr 3/ You can use @resistbot by DM'ing them the word "Resist." Alternatively, you can follow the instructions at to send an email via text message. It's really easy! Thanks. #ProtectOurVotes
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America’s largest voting machine vendor, ES&S, “insists that its election systems are never connected to the internet. But researchers found 35 of the systems have been connected to the internet for months & possibly years,” including in WI, FL, & MI. 1/…
This is yet another fantastic election-security piece by cybersecurity journalist @KimZetter. 2/
Please use @resistbot to email your senators to pressure @senatemajldr to allow a vote on the #SAFEAct, which would make it illegal to connect election systems to the internet. The #SAFEAct has already passed the House. TY. #ProtectOurVotes 3/
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Election officials LIED when they said that election systems are not online, as proven by this recent discovery involving the key swing states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Florida. Wow. #ProtectOurVotes #HandMarkedPaperBallots Thread and article ⤵️
Voters! Please use @resistbot to email your senators to pressure @senatemajldr to allow a vote on the #SAFEAct, which would make it illegal to connect election systems to the internet. The #SAFEAct has already passed the House. TY. #ProtectOurVotes
This article was written by @KimZetter for @vicenews!
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The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre is in the Council for National Policy, which networks the Religious Right w/ billionaires & has ties to voting machine vendor ES&S. The CNP’s members also include Pence & the Cambridge Analytica crew (Mercers, Bannon, KA).#GunSafetyNow #GunControlNow
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🔥North Carolina voters! This is urgent! Pls write to @NCSBE chair Cordle (D) and tell him that you want him to OPPOSE voting systems that put votes into barcodes that are then counted as your vote! Humans can’t read barcodes! Barcode voting is NOT OK. ⬇️
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