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😳First, vendors exposed county central tabulators—which aggregate precinct totals—to internet hacking on election night by installing remote access software.

Now, they expose them to internet hacking on election night by setting them up to receive vote totals wirelessly. 1/
3/ New @KimZetter piece about the wireless modems that connect ES&S election systems to the internet. politico.com/news/2020/08/1…
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.@JohnKerry should know better than most that sending $$$ for elections—w/o strict guidance as to how it can be spent—often leads to the purchase of more dangerous electronic voting systems. We need money w/o oversight like we need a punch in the face. #HandMarkedPaperBallots 1/
Would @JohnKerry at least lend a hand to our struggling campaign to remove the cellular modems thst ES&S installed in precinct ballot scanners starting in 2015?! And also to locate & remove all remote access to central tabulators? FFS. 3/ #RemoveTheModems #RemoveRemoteAccess
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As we fight for our lives against #COVID19, we can’t afford to bury our heads in the sand re: election security. Knowledge is power, which means we shld all watch @KillChaindoc , available 4 free at HBO.com starting Mon. TY. #HandMarkedPaperBallots #Transparency
I just watched @KillChaindoc with my son today, and it’s an absolute stunner. We both loved it.
"When governments can't assess the situation & take action & correct it, that's ... when you finish the target." ~ @HarriHursti, Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections.
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ICYMI, @LACounty used internet-connected electronic pollbooks WITHOUT backup paper voter lists & traditional hand marked paper ballots, resulting in massive lines when e-pollbooks predictably failed.

Will your jurisdiction go commando w/ e-pollbooks too?! 1/
I hate to break it to voters, but there is no one out there ensuring that other jurisdictions don’t make the same mistakes as LA county. We need to call our state & county election officials ourselves & publicly shame those who (like LA) plan to go commando w/ our elections. 2/
FYI, the e-pollbooks not only confirmed voter registrations, but also coded the ballots for the touchscreen voting machines (BMDs. At UCLA, they malfunctioned & would only print provisional ballots even for confirmed registered voters. 3/
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ICYMI, @LACounty used internet-connected electronic pollbooks WITHOUT backup paper voter lists, resulting in massive lines when e-pollbooks predictably failed, disenfranchising voters who couldn’t wait 2-4 hours to vote

Will your jurisdiction go commando w/ e-pollbooks too?! 1/
I hate to break it to voters, but there is no one out there ensuring that other jurisdictions don’t make the same mistakes as LA county. We need to call our state & county election officials ourselves & publicly shame those who (like LA) plan to go commando w/ our elections. 2/
FYI, the e-pollbooks not only confirmed voter registrations, but also coded the ballots for the touchscreen voting machines (BMDs). At UCLA, they malfunctioned & would only print provisional ballots even for confirmed registered voters. 3/
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“The elections office of Florida's third-most populous county [Palm Beach] was breached by a crippling cyberattack in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election, NPR confirmed on Thursday.” By ⁦@MilesParks⁩ - 2/13/20
1/ npr.org/2020/02/13/805…
2/ “There is no indication that the ransomware attack was connected to Russian interference efforts..., but the revelation about it now shows how election officials are preparing for this year's election w/o knowing all the details of what happened b4.”
3/ “The attack on Palm Beach County came to light during a Palm Beach Post editorial board interview with county elections supervisor Wendy Sartory Link.

‘Have we been hacked in Palm Beach County? Yeah, we have,’ Link told the paper.”
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Here we go w/ the DemocracyFund/DavidBecker/ProPublica talking point, ie, we need not worry much about Iowa bc election officials (unlike political parties) are responsible re: election security.

Unfortunately, the truth is that many aren’t & must be held accountable too. 1/
2/ Seemingly coordinated talking points by Democracy Fund (Ambrogi), ProPublica (Huseman), and Becker. Note that Democracy Fund funds both ProPublica and Becker, and they often seem to coordinate talking points.
3/ Apparently coordinated Democracy Fund, Becker, ProPublica (Huseman) talking point re: internet connectivity. Their unanimous insistence that voting machines never connect to the internet has been debunked by election-security experts & multiple others.
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My latest:

“The U.S. has a disturbing habit of investing in unvetted new touch-screen voting machines that later prove disastrous.” As we barrel toward the 2020 election, many jurisdictions are poised for a repeat w/ risky new touchscreen voting machines. nybooks.com/daily/2019/12/…
The many jurisdictions that recklessly ignored election-security concerns by choosing these risky new touchscreen voting machines (universal use ballot marking devices) must, at a bare minimum, give all voters the option to use #HandMarkedPaperBallots at the polling place.
1. #HandMarkedPaperBallots (exception 4 voters w/ disabilities)
2. #RemoveTheModems
3. #RemoveRemoteAccess
4. #BanInternetVoting
5. #RobustManualAudits
6. #PaperVoterLists (in case e-pollbooks fail)
7. #ProtectYourVoterRegistration (triple check; save screenshot or other proof)
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Key take away from the #IowaCaucas mess? We shld minimize use of unnecessary electronics in elections, yet many jurisdictions are doubling down, especially w/ new e-pollbooks & new universal use ballot marking devices in lieu of #HandMarkedPaperBallots. They should reconsider. 1/
Here is a thread of mine re: the rapidly increasing use of e-pollbooks in lieu of paper voter lists. The two largest companies are Knowink and Tenex. 2/ threadreaderapp.com/thread/1183223…
Here’s my most recent piece re: the rapid proliferation throughout the US of unnecessary universal use ballot marking devices: glitchy touchscreen computers that mark our ballots for us in lieu of using #HandMarkedPaperBallots for most voters. 3/ nybooks.com/daily/2019/12/…
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The Iowa debacle demonstrates why we must not depend on election equipment that connects to the internet or Bluetooth. And yet many jurisdictions plan to do just that this year w/ new e-poll books used to confirm voter registrations & activate new voting machines. 1/
If electronic pollbooks are subject to a denial of service attack or otherwise fail, chaos will ensue on a much larger scale than what happened in Iowa. Although backup paper voter lists would help (and are essential), it is unknown how many jurisdictions will have them. 2/
Georgia will have them only due to a court order. Even so, no one has addressed what to do in the event of a conflict between the e-pollbooks and the paper voter list. This must be decided—with clear instructions to poll workers—before these machines are used. 3/
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For 2020, we must insist not only on:
(A) #HandMarkedPaperBallots, but also
(B) robust #HandAudits of the paper ballots (or else full hand counts) for every single race, plus
(C) a #TransparentChainofCustody for the paper ballots. 1/
3/ #TransparentChainofCustody (published records)
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Why were we led to believe that VR Systems (which Mueller says was hacked by Russia) handled "only" voter registrations?! It seems that they also handle the online reporting of electronic vote tallies!! And it caused a delay reporting results in 2016! 1/ sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/…
2/ "'A staff member of ours inadvertently created a link that was a preview of the election results that were not intended to be public,' Perkins said.
In an affidavit.., Perkins said the snafu delayed the posting of elections results across the state."
3/ "VR Systems contracts with 60 of Florida's 67 counties, said Tonya Edwards, a spokeswoman for Snipes. Perkins apologized to the counties in an email Wednesday."
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