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C. Shawn Eib @realShawnEib
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THREAD: by now, many of you have seen posts or articles re: @defcon’s @VotingVillageDC, and the ease with which machines and websites were attacked and exploited. And now, THIS is happening....#unhackthevote #infosec #ElectionSecurity
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:
At the same time, Bush’s @TheJusticeDept began an investigation into alleged #VoterFraud. Guess what it turned up? No masses of non-citizens voting, nothing that could come close to altering an election.…
Another investigation was conducted by the #Trump admin under the oversight of @KrisKobach1787. Seems to be a pattern of presidents who lose the popular vote yet win the Electoral College feel a need to validate their win. Kobach didn’t find anything either.
So what’s this have to do with the Breitbart screenshot above? Well, all of a sudden this is a major concern of right-wing media. It’s also a phenomenon I’ve observed personally when four replies on the topic received a deluge of RTs/Likes from accounts supporting #MAGA/#QAnon.
Many of these posts used the results from @VotingVillageDC to push the need for stricter #VoterID, despite two @GOP led efforts to uncover evidence that ballots were being cast fraudulently. The comments for the Breitbart piece show a similar pattern.
In addition to trying to solve a problem their own party concluded isn’t real, ole Dragonslayer up there shows a real fundamental issue with American elections: there’s already a list of eligible voters. Voter registration doesn’t need to exist. It’s a means for #VoterSuppression
Now who’s to blame for this sorry state of affairs, per our friends in the comments section of Breitbart: surprise surprise. It’s the Democrats and Soros! Sorry Jasp, both FL and GA use voting equipment from ES&S or Premier/Diebold, formerly owned by ES&S; neither tied to Soros.
There also seems to be some serious confusion as to who runs elections. The #GOP pushed back when the #Obama admin tried to label election systems as “critical infrastructure” so federal funding could be used to secure them. @FBI & @CIA are not responsible for their security.
All leading to an all too familiar sounding story: just like #Trump in Oct 2016, they’re claiming the left is rigging elections. So in addition to pushing unneeded #VoterID laws, they’re prepping to cast doubt on the #midterms in the event of a #BlueWave come November.
I could go into the evidence of parties working hard to disenfranchise and suppress voters; evidence of political/financial ties to voting equipment manufacturers; even evidence of direct malfeasance, but that’s not this thread. (Hint: it’s pretty one sided, and there’s a reason
Most work, culminating in the demonstrations now being used to prove a false narrative, done on this issue has been carried out by generally liberal activists who believe all valid votes should count). There are many resources for that evidence, from 2000 on.
This thread is to say one thing: if/when the right is questioning a Democratic win in November, it will be a classic use of “accuse the opponent of that which you are guilty”. If they cared, they’d support #PaperBallots, automatic registration, and free IDs for eligible voters.
This is an incredibly obvious strategy, but one many will fall for. Look at the information that’s out there. Election activists have tried to fix these problems for years, and NOW the right is worried about the security of electronic voting. We’re not stupid.
To those #QAnon/#MAGA supporters who’ve used my words to help support your mission, don’t. Not going to help you spread real info to support s lie. I’m sure many feel the same. For those who DO care, push to fix actual problems, which #VoterID doesn’t, and help to #unhackthevote.
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