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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.… 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/…
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/…
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/;…
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/…
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/…
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:


New Hampshire
New Jersey
North Dakota
South Carolina
South Dakota

Per IT expert @jhalderm, just two states (Colorado and New Mexico) conduct post-election audits anywhere near sufficient to detect hacking.… 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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