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If u vote in person, ask to vote w/ a ballpoint pen. If u must use a touchscreen (early voting often uses them), compare ur completed sample ballot 2 the machine-marked printout to verify that down ballot races weren’t deleted or changed. - @jennycohn1 1/ soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality…
I now have a regular segment w/ @onwurd to discuss election-security issues! Wednesdays at 9:25AM PST.
@ellisonreport @troywilmore
#ProtectOurVotes #RemoveTheModems
#handmarkedpaperballots
#RobustManualAudits
#TransparentChainOfCustody 2/
Listeners can tune in at wurdradio.com LIVE stream or facebook.com/forwurd on the videos page. TY. #RealityCheck 3/
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Here’s what I don’t understand. There are only about 1600 precincts in the Iowa caucuses. How hard can it be to add those #s with a calculator? I hope the individual precinct #s will be posted in addition to the aggregated total & that precinct captains will confirm accuracy. 1/
2/ Also, was it really too difficult/expensive for campaigns to have had observers at all 1600 precinct to photograph & report the individual & aggregated totals? This article says that Pete had 77% covered & Bernie 40%. news.yahoo.com/campaigns-use-…
3/ I ask in part because deploying such observers to photograph & report precinct totals should be standard practice in the key states in the general election, & yet campaigns don’t do this.
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Secure Election Checklist & Thread!
1. #HandMarkedPaperBallots
* No touchscreen voting machines
* No barcodes on ballots
* No “hybrids”
* No machine-marked paper ballots
from ballot marking devices
(except for voters with disabilities)
2/ #TransparentChainOfCustody
* Digital ballot images preserved
* Digital ballot images available
through public records requests
* Private cause of action for
violations
* Published chain of custody
records
3/ #HandAudits or #HandCounts
(public, all races)
4. #NoModemsOrRemoteAccess
5. #PostedPrecinctTotalsAndPollTapes
6. #PublishedReportedResults
(distinguishing early voting vs
Election Day vs absentee)
7. #PaperVoterRolls (as backup at the
polls)

BY 2O20
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🚨 Remote access in county (or state) election tabulators

🚨 Wireless modems in precinct scanners

🚨 Unauditable voting machines & unaudited results

🚨 Convicted felons in management positions

🚨 Donations to the GOP

This is America’s voting system. We’ve been scammed. 1/
2/ “Top Voting Machine Vendor [ES&S] Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States” vice.com/en_us/article/…
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Secure Election Checklist!
1. #HandMarkedPaperBallots
* No touchscreen voting machines
* No barcodes on ballots
* No ballot marking devices
(except for voters who can’t hand
mark)
2. #TransparentChainofCustody
3. #HandAudits or #HandCounts
(all races)
4. #NoModemsOrRemoteAccess
5. #PaperVoterRolls (at the polls)
6. #PostedPrecinctTotalsAndPollTapes
7. #PublishedReportedResults
(distinguishing early voting vs
Election Day vs absentee)
Graphics by @equalandallied1 (post 1) and @gallogallo1967 (post 2)!
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How cld the GOP have stolen the 04 election? How about remote access to the county tabulators? Cuz America’s partisan voting machine vendors (ES&S & Diebold = 70% US election equipment) did that: they put remote access software in the county tabulators. vice.com/en_us/article/… 1/
2/ Source: ES&S and Diebold equaled 70% of US election equipment. justice.gov/opa/pr/justice…
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Have we really been this dumb? You be the judge.

A convicted embezzler (crimes involved sophisticated computer tampering) was the "senior programmer" of the GEMS Diebold CENTRAL TABULATOR counting 1/3 votes in 2004!! 1/ theguardian.com/politics/2005/…
2/ A 2004 DHS cyber-alert about Global/Diebold's election management system central tabulators stated that "A vulnerability exists due to an undocumented backdoor account, which could allow local or remote authenticated malicious user to modify votes.” us-cert.gov/ncas/archives/…
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2/ Notes:

Item 1: it is critical to specify HAND marked bc machine-marked (often barcpded) paper ballots are hackable. The only exception should be for people who are unable to hand mark their ballots.
3/ Item 2: It is critical to maintain a transparent chain of custody as to both the paper ballots and the election equipment Iif any). This requires publication of chain of custody records & (perhaps) video surveillance.
Read 14 tweets
Secure Election Checklist!

1. #HandMarkedPaperBallots
2. #TransparentChainofCustody
3. #HandAudits or #HandCounts (every race)

4. #NoModemsOrRemoteAccess
5. #PaperVoterRoll (at the polls as backup)
6. #PublishedPrecinctTotals
7. #PublishedReportedResults (by category)

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The point of items 6 and 7 is to allow the public to compare what's reported at the precincts with what is reported by the county or state's reporting system. Believe it or not, some jurisdictions don't even conduct this "reconciliation" themselves. 1/
If no one conducts that reconciliation, then the reported totals, which may have been hacked, become the official results. Note that Russia reportedly hacked the reporting system in Ukraine in 2014. 2/
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For 2020, insist on "HTH RP":
#HandMarkedPaperBallots (not machine-marked, not barcoded),
#TransparentChainofCustody for the paper ballots.
#HandAudits or #HandCounts of the paper ballots for every race, 1/
3/ Darn. Two more.

*#PublishedPrecinctResults (where precincts exist)
*#PublishedReportedResults (broken down by category, including early voting, vote by mail, and election day.
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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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