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This is a lie. Philly chose a #BarcodeVoting system, even tho: (a) PA’s Blue Ribbon Commission recommended against barcode voting in its election-security report, & (b) the system has major accessibility problems. cc: @PAStateDept @Commish_Schmidt @ChrisDeluzio @PAAuditorGen 1/
2/ The system Philly chose is the ExpressVote XL. This is a ballot marking device that generates a machine-marked printout with a barcode & text. The barcode which humans can’t read & thus can’t verify is the only thing counted as your vote.
3/ Because there is no universal definition of “paper ballot,” vendors & corrupt election officials misleadingly refer to these barcoded paper printouts as “paper ballots.” See how @PhillyVotes did that here? Tricky, huh?
4/ Here is the PA Blue Ribbon Commission’s report, which recommends against barcode voting, as explained by @ChrisDeluzio (who co-wrote it) here. cyber.pitt.edu/report
5/ Here is PA’s own certification report admitting that the ExpressVote XL is a terrible system for voters with disabilities. drive.google.com/file/d/0B-j7Os…
6/ Here’s a letter from @OSET explaining the dangers of barcode voting. trustthevote.org/wp-content/upl…
7/ “According to computer science professor Richard DeMillo [Georgia Tech], the barcode constitutes a new potential target for malevolent actors, as it can be manipulated to instruct the scanner to flip or otherwise alter votes.” @rad_atl whowhatwhy.org/2019/01/02/wil…
8/ A recent study shows that most voters (a) won’t look at the text portion of machine-marked printouts from ballot marking devices & (b) can’t & wont notice if the text has been manipulated to alter their selections. verifiedvoting.org/why-voters-sho…
9/ Thus, UCB Professor @philipbstark —who invented post-election Risk Limiting Audits (endorsed by @VerifiedVoting, @LWV, @CommonCause & the AMA) wrote a letter to GA lawmakers explaining that any audit based on these BMD printouts will be MEANINGLESS. drive.google.com/file/d/1YZU50b…
10/ Here is a letter from 24 cybersecurity experts recommending #HandMarkedPaperBallots and advising against machine-marked printouts from ballot marking devices as a primary voting system. drive.google.com/file/d/1O05dCw…
11/ With so many independent cybersecurity election experts recommending against barcode ballot marking devices (and none in favor), why did @PhillyVotes choose them & why are they and @PAStateDept lying about them?! cc: @Commish_Schmidt @DeeleyforPhilly @wisewinston
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