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Jennifer Cohn @jennycohn1
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Dear @vermontSOS (D): I am alarmed that you helped scuttle the Secure Elections Act w/ your expressed "concern" that the "mandates for post-election audits [were] too stringent..." If anything, they were not stringent enough. cnn.com/2018/08/22/pol… 1/
Contrary to what election officials have lead us to believe, all voting machines & scanners can be hacked via the internet even if they are not themselves connected to it. 2/ freedom-to-tinker.com/2016/09/20/whi…
This is because (among other reasons) all voting machines & scanners must receive programming before each election from centralized computers that can and often do connect to the internet. 3/
We recently learned, thanks to reporting by @kimzetter, that voting machine vendor ES&S (44% of US election equipment) has installed remote access software on some of its machines, but won't way where. 4/ motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/…
Likewise, ES&S has installed cellular modems on some (perhaps many) of its popular DS200 scanners, which are used in about 25 states. IT expert Andrew Appel says these cellular modems would facilitate a man-in-the-middle hack. 5/ democraticunderground.com/12512657652;
freedom-to-tinker.com/2018/02/22/are…
Voting machine vendor Dominion Voting appears to be using cellular modems as well, at least in Detroit, Michigan. 6/
Together, ES&S and Dominion account for more than 80% of US equipment. 7/ trustthevote.org/wp-content/upl…
Recent 11th hour "glitches" in high profile races like the #GA06 special election of 2017 (GA's machines are paperless) and the August 7 primaries in Kansas (which does not require manual audits) call into question the legitimacy of our democracy. 8/
Here is my article on the Kansas gubernatorial primary. 9/ tytnetwork.com/2018/08/17/kob…
The following 28 states have used electronic voting for more than a decade and yet have failed to enact laws requiring any sort of manual audit at all:

Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Kansas
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Maryland
Maine

10/
Michigan
Mississippi
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

11/ americanprogress.org/issues/democra…
Per IT expert @jhalderm, just two states (Colorado and New Mexico) conduct post-election audits anywhere near sufficient to detect hacking. editions.lib.umn.edu/electionacadem… 12/
Our elections are a matter of national security, and you have failed to protect them. And contrary to popular belief, the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the authority to legislate in this area. 13/
If you do not fix this quickly, we will vote you out of office. #ProtectOurVotes. 14/
I’m not suggesting you go back & support the hopelessly watered down Secure Elections Act. I am demanding, 4 the sake of our country, that you go back & support Senator Wyden’s #PAVEAct, which requires states to use #paperballots, to allow voters to mark the ballots by HAND...15/
, ... and to conduct Risk Limiting Audits for every federal election. RLA’s are the only type of manual audit endorsed by @commoncause, @verifiedvoting, and @LWV. 16/
The time to #ProtectOurVotes is NOW. 17/
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