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Just a reminder that voting machine vendor ES&S admitted last year that it had installed remote access software in 300 jurisdictions that it won’t identify. And that Diebold Election Systems, which ES&S acquired in 09 also installed remote access in undisclosed jurisdictions. 1/
Thread by cybersecurity journalist @kimzetter who broke the story about ES&S’s and Diebold’s installation of remote access software in election equipment. 2/
.@KimZetter article re: ES&S’s and Diebold’s installation of remote access software. 3/ vice.com/en_us/article/…
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🔥 New Yorkers! This state bill could set an important hand-counted-election example for the entire country. Pls make the call TODAY and reply ✅ when you do to encourage others and to help us monitor the level of interest & engagement on this issue. Thanks!
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🚨The pending forensic analysis of the NC election equipment that malfunctioned in 2016 might never have occurred “were it not for...#RealityWinner, who leaked...intelligence about the VR Systems hack when most key state officials knew nothing about it...1/inquirer.com/columnists/att…
...and the diligence of special counsel Robert Mueller, who confirmed a successful malware plant by Russian agents.” 2/
I made this exact point yesterday on #TheFullMonteShow and am thrilled to see it in print today. blogtalkradio.com/nutsandboltspo… 3/
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Pls join SmartElections.US in NY 2 raise the volume on concerns about #BarcodeVoting.

Counties in GA, OH, PA, KS, WI, TX, DE, NJ, NY, CA, TN, KY, WV, IN, AR, & FL are replacing dangerous old voting machines w/ dangerous new barcode voting machines. Sign up below. TY! 1/
2/ To attend this important election security Action, pls RSVP at SmartElections.US. We can not afford to sit down any longer. It’s time to put our boots on the ground. TY. #HandMarkedPaperBallots #BanBarcodeVoting
#SMARTElections
smartelections.us/take-action-1
3/ Article about the dangers of #BarcodeVoting. whowhatwhy.org/2019/01/11/geo…
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Please tell your members of Congress, state lawmakers, and state and county election officials that we need #HandMarkedPaperBallots as a primary voting system in 2020.

Link to expert report: papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf… 1/
2/ Please tell them NO to touchscreen voting machines, including the paperless kind and the kind with useless so-called "Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails." medium.com/@jennycohn1/to…
3/ Tell them NO to barcoded paper summary cards--which vendors have convinced everyone to call "paper ballots"--marked by hackable ballot marking devices (a new type of touchscreen system taking the country by storm). Humans can't read barcodes!

Link: whowhatwhy.org/2019/01/11/geo…
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The inexplicable 127,000 under votes in the Georgia Lt. Governor’s race “seemed to specifically happen in black neighborhoods. Even stranger, the black voters’ absentee mail ballots didn’t reflect the drop-off...” - 2/9/19

theroot.com/exclusive-thou… #ProtectOurVotes 1/
If someone can prove that electronic vote tallies have been manipulated (a very difficult task w/ our equipment & system), it will light a fire under the move to secure our elections. Our best chance to get that proof is @CoalitionGoodGv's suit about these 127k missing votes. 2/
As far as I know, there is no one else coming close to doing this for any other race in the country. Pls support this lawsuit, as well as the #HandMarkedPaperBallot suit also filed by @CoalitionGoodGv. Both are described here: coalitionforgoodgovernance.org/current-projec…. Thanks! @MarilynRMarks1 3/
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“The nation's top voting machine maker [ES&S] has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed REMOTE-ACCESS SOFTWARE on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years...” - By @KimZetter, 7/17/18 1/ motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/…
This revelation raises “questions about the security of those systems AND THE INTEGRITY OF ELECTIONS THAT WERE CONDUCTED WITH THEM,” which would include the 2016 presidential election! 2/
“Election-management systems are not the voting terminals that voters use to cast their ballots, but are just as critical: they ... tabulate final results aggregated from voting machines.” 3/
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This FBI policy is unacceptable and bizarre. The state AND the public must know if elections have been compromised. These elections belong to the public. Why is it that #RealityWinner alone understood this? 1/
3/ Seriously. What if county or state officials sought or benefited from the compromise? Telling the public is necessary to hold them accountable for the breach. This isn’t rocket science! #TransparentElections #ProtectOurVotes
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“Backup paper ballots” is vendor code for machine-marked barcoded summary cards from the hackable ballot marking devices that corrupt officials like Brian Kemp want to install. We need #HandMarkedPaperBallots. 1/
2/ Here is one of my articles about the dangers of machine-marked barcoded so-called “paper ballots”. whowhatwhy.org/2019/01/11/geo…
3/ Here is another. salon.com/2019/03/28/new…
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Demand #HandMarkedPaperBallots, not the machine-marked BARCODED kind from hackable machines!

🔥 Call or email your:
* Members of Congress
* State senators and representatives
* State and county election officials. 1/
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Why are you still considering selection of ES&S’s ExpressVote XL, a #BarcodeVoting system, when PA’s Blue Ribbon Commission election security report recommends against barcode voting?! See report, endnotes 49, 53: cyber.pitt.edu/sites/default/@Commish_Schmidt @DeeleyforPhilly 1/
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1. Computerized Vote Counting: "Computers are instrinsically centralized. Their programming is done once, then replicated. With the same systems in use in many precincts, a small error could have enormous impact." cs.stanford.edu/people/erobert…
2. With computerized vote counting, "the process is no longer visible to the public. As one FEC official stated, 'few ordinary citizens have been initiated into the mysteries of source codes, programs, and computer operations.'" #TransparentElections cs.stanford.edu/people/erobert…
3. "With few people possessing the knowledge & access to inspect the systems programming, it is possible to hide fraudulent instructions within the system. Trapdoors could be utilized to allow an operator to bypass the computer's security system with a special password."
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1. #DougJones. A Repub., a Dem., an Independent, & a minister have filed a LAWSUIT to compel ALABAMA SOS John Merrill to PRESERVE the DIGITAL BALLOT IMAGES that r generated automatically by AL's VOTING MACHINES. The images can help verify the machine tally tinyurl.com/y8334r8z
2. Here is a link to the COMPLAINT against ALABAMA Secty of State John Merrill, who currently plans to allow county election officials to DESTROY the BALLOT IMAGES, which can be used to verify the machine tally. drive.google.com/file/d/1XcmMl-…
3. The BALLOT IMAGES are important because there is always a concern that someone could tamper with PAPER BALLOTS to make them match the machine tally, as apparently happened in 2004.
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1. THREAD re: Voting Machine Vendor Due Diligence.
2. States planning 2 use ANY sort of voting machines owe the public a DUTY 2 confirm in writing that no CONVICTED FELONS r owners, officers,
3.... employees, contractors, consultants, etc. of the voting machine vendor.
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