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Jennifer Cohn @jennycohn1
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This tenacious trio—Cathy Cox (Georgia), Kathy Rogers (GA, then Diebold, then ES&S), & Linda Lamone (MD)—has consistently defended touchscreen voting machines, disregarding the grave concerns raised again & again by independent IT experts. #gapol…
1. Cathy Cox was Georgia’s Secretary of State AND a Diebold cover girl at the same time.
2/ LaMone similarly allowed Diebold to use her name in its promotional materials.…
3/ Kathy Rogers now works for ES&S and is trying to sell Georgia on the ExpressVote, ES&S’s latest touchscreen atrocity. Cathy Cox is helping her by speaking in favor of buying the ExpressVote during last week’s “SAFE Commission” meeting. And LaMone already forced...
4/ ... the ExpressVote on Maryland, which hated them and returned them (except for ADA use) in favor of what all independent IT experts recommend: hand marked paper ballots counted on scanners or by hand.
5/ I discuss all of this with sources in the update section here:
6/ And I discuss the many problems with the ExpressVote (with sources) here:
7/ It helps to know who the key “players” are: Cox, Rogers, and LaMone are perhaps the top three election officials who helped vendors usher in a generation of terrible touchscreen voting machines and who hope for a repeat w/ terrible touchscreen ExpressVote ballot markers.
8/ It was Cathy Cox and Kathy Rogers who had the terrible judgment to bring terrible paperless Diebold touchscreens to Georgia in the first place! Why should GA listen to them now?!
9/ Their MD cohort, LaMone, even abused her power as a member of the EAC’s advisory board to KILL a resolution that would have required human usability testing as a condition of certification of touchscreen barcode ballot markers like ES&S’s ExpressVote!
10/ Predictably, as with so-called “Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails” (another vendor scam), the ExpressVote then proceeded to FAIL that human usability testing.…
11/ THIS is the system that Brian Kemp & the new GA Secretary of State are pushing the SAFE Commission to buy, disregarding the advice of all independent IT experts who say hand marked paper ballots & scanners (which also cost 1/3 of the price of the ExpressVote) are more secure.
12/ Meanwhile, the vendor incest continues.
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