So Russia has reportedly moved on from Hacking our Election Infrastructure. Moving on to other things. Don’t believe it. They are everywhere in our Election System. They know the importance of the Midterms.
Parts of an operation linked to Russian military intelligence targeting the US Senate and conservative think tanks were thwarted last week. The domains were associated with the Russian government and known as Strontium, or alternatively Fancy Bear or APT28
"Hackers could have used the domains to send emails to Senate staffers or people working for the Hudson Institute or the International Republican Institute in an attempt to trick them into handing over information, like their passwords."
Georgia to close 75% of Black Counties Precincts!! Precincts that were all open during the Primaries. They know they have a problem. Even with the Election machines that give suspect results they know they need more help.
For YEARS, advocates of election integrity have been pointing out these issues. This isn’t new. After 2000, the Help America Vote Act was passed to modernize our elections, first proposed by Robert Ney (R-OH). Signed into law by George W. Bush. So much for this theory:
The election system is decentralized. Each state runs their own elections and the federal government can't tell the states how to run their elections. There's no centralized system for someone to break into, no one way to run an election so the diversity can be a strength.
21 states (that's 42%) were hit by the Russian hackers and they were successful in at least one state. The federal government and the states have done almost nothing to prevent this from happening again.This is thanks, in part, to the decentralized nature of the election systems.
Remote Access Software used by ES&S Voting. They finally tell the truth. At least some of it. Thank you to @KimZetter for pursuing her initial story from February. I am afraid we are missing the bigger point here.
States have given over their Election Systems to a myriad of Private Companies. The States in many cases have absolutely no idea what is happening with their Elections.
Ask yourself why did the States notified over a year after the 2016 Election not know that they were being targeted by Russia? How is that possible? What does that mean for the possibility of having a free and fair Election?
Maryland Voter Registration System runs on Russian Owned Software! The biggest problem here is that they never knew it. How is that possible? The States have no idea who is behind the companies they give the Elections over to.
We are going to be dropping a ton of research on exactly this. Why do States willfully do this. Would a state actually know if something went bad ? Let's talk more about Spearphishing.
Every company that touches a States Voting system introduces a hundred more employees that can get hacked. Companies rely on these contracts. They aren't going to disclose what happened. Just look at VR Systems.
So what I believe we are looking at here is the hacking if Illinois and VR Systems in Florida. In Illinois they got to Voter Files and also Election Officials emails, user names and passwords.
With VR Systems we are told nothing happened. That is not true. In Durham NC that uses VR Systems Electronic Polling Books so many people were not showing up in the rolls on election day they had to throw the machines away and go to paper poll books.
No coincidence that Durham is the largest Democratic County. Where else were there problems? Who would ever tell us?
What you weren’t taught in school about how your Gov’t works.
Who appoints our Supreme Court? The President?
Or a Catholic fundamentalist who controls a network of right-wing groups funded by dark money?
A few days ago our colleague @AltDIA made an interesting discovery. An apparent botnet of Twitter accounts tweeting identical messages: "As a Hoosier, I'm calling on @SenDonnelly to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court."
I would also highly suggest #Mueller scrutinize the Republicans sitting in that meeting with those Russians.
They seem highly incentivized
What could that incentive be?
Perhaps they were called there?Forced to be there?
It’s not just money.
There’s way more under the radar
they know who they’re really taking orders from
they’ve already cut thru the bullshit bc they’re complicit
they know the stakes. It’s their asses.
They’re just showing up to hang a public face on it. Already a done deal at the top. These men are Trump’s dancing monkeys
Provisional Ballots are all over the news. When something goes wrong when voting a Provisional Ballot is what may be offered to you. You think it counts? These stats from the 2016 Presidential Primary.
12 States counted less than 50% of them!!
Here is the article the following chart was taken from.
A few days ago we noticed an interesting response in the comments on a thread. A tattooed woman tweeted "points of blood and". Points of blood and?
We had a closer look at Tara Charlson. We noticed a few interesting things about this account. 1. Her account description makes about as much sense as her tweets 2. Although the account has been active since 2014, she only has 18 followers.
On Twitter, as on other social media, fakery is rampant. It leaves the door wide open for accounts to impersonate people and organizations, or to claim false credentials.
For those who know how, Twitter accounts can be controlled with scripts. Accounts can be created, re-named, and re-purposed this way. Hijacked accounts are sanitized by deleting old tweets and changing their handles, screen-names and imagery.
2) ELECTION FRAUD
“Electoral fraud, election manipulation, or vote rigging is illegal interference with the process of an election, whether by increasing the vote share of the favored candidate, depressing the vote share of the rival candidates, or both.“
3) ELECTION FRAUD
“In national elections, successful electoral fraud can have the effect of a coup d'état or corruption of democracy. In a narrow election, a small amount of fraud may be enough to change the result.”
How long will it be before we find out that Cambridge Analytica had its fingers into the Election System, Registration System or Tally System. They obviously were not going to be stopped short of succeeding. They were in it all the way.
How easy it would have been to share their data with Russia who was targeting our Registration Databases. How easy it would be to share their data with Kobach and Crosscheck to quickly and efficiently remove large blocks of Voters.
Voters who may not have had as much of a Social Media presence to be swayed by their online targeting. Voters that were likely to Vote and had a history of Voting Democratic. They knew not only who they were reaching, they also knew who they weren't.
1/ When? At what point is it enough? Where is the line? How long do we wait? Are those currently in positions of leadership deaf, dumb & blind? What about those that were, but no longer are? Is everyone waiting for someone else to make the determination? #Resist#TheResistance
2/ If not everything that’s occurred since and including the entire 2016 election, up and down ballot, nation wide isn’t a crisis, what is? Is the American Govt involved with the very practices our Government was put in place to prevent? #Vote#FlipItBlue#BlueWave2018#VoteBlue
3/ Did the President not take an Oath? If the President doesn’t honor his Oath do we not have a Congress to check him? If Congress does not check him but is corrupted and derelict of duty as well, who protects America? The American people can keep them in check with their vote.
2)”Since votes are counted unobservably in the pitch-dark of cyberspace& our voting equipment& programming are essentially off-limits to inspection, election forensics comes down..to indirect measures of patterns& anomalies, from which red flags may emerge to suggest “problems”.
3)”Unlike previous eras, exit polls — or at least those in competitive elections bearing national significance — in the era of computerized voting have been so habitually “off” in the same direction (to the “left” of the vote counts) that...”