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Jennifer Cohn @jennycohn1
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Georgia! In the #GA06 special election, Ossoff won the #handmarked paper ballots (absentees) 64/36, but the electronic results from GA’s UNVERIFIABLE touchscreen voting machines skewed so heavily in favor of Handel that she was declared the winner. Consider voting absentee ...1/
...unless and until GA gives all voters the option of voting with #handmarked paper ballots at the polls. If the rules allow, deliver your absentee vote in person on Election Day to minimize to the extent possible the chain-of-custody concerns w/ voting absentee. 2/
I do not mean to suggest that voting absentee is an election fraud panacea bc I’ve been told that election workers can toss ballots if they conclude the signature on the ballot doesn’t match the registration. 3/
But at least with absentee voting, you get to use a #handmarked paper ballot so there is a software free record of your vote. You can also take a picture of your ballot at home, whereas this is almost certainly prohibited with the touchscreens. 4/
I don’t know if GA let’s u track whether your absentee ballot was actually counted (some states do), but if it does, this is an added bonus. 5/
Paper absentee voting is vulnerable to tampering by local election officials due to chain-of-custody concerns. Moreover, even paper absentees are counted on hackable scanners. But at least they can be manually recounted. Not so with GA’s paperless machines. 6/
Our best chance to overcome potential election fraud is to overwhelm the polls and to vote in a way that allows recounts. This is possible with paper absentee voting, not with GA’s paperless touchscreen DREs. 7/
Touchscreens also cause long lines which can suppress the vote. If it were me, I would request an absentee, fill it out and photograph it at home, and either mail it or (even better) deliver it in person as close to Election Day as the rules allow. 8/
Screenshot of the Ossiff v Handel results 9/
10/ Academic report: Touchscreen voting machines cause long lines and disenfranchise voters.…
11/ In the meantime, keep a watchful eye on @marilynrmarks1’s lawsuit which seeks to replace GA’s touchscreen voting machines with #handmarked paper ballots in the midterm elections. Pls follow her account to stay informed.
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