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7/ Moreover, precinct-based ballot scanners in FL, MI, WI, IL, and RI do send electronic tallies via cellular modem, i.e., over the internet! nybooks.com/daily/2018/11/…
8/ I've noticed that some election professionals refer to scanners as "voting machines," while others do not (because scanners are technically used only to count, not to "vote"). There is no agreed upon meaning for these terms, which makes it easy to mislead the public & others.
9/ More about those wireless modems. Comey may not be concerned, but cybersecurity election experts find the modems to be alarming. axios.com/cybersecurity-…
10/ Moreover, as noted above, online reporting systems are, by definition, online (think internet). Although reported totals are not technically the actual votes, they might as well be in jurisdictions that don't reconcile the precinct totals with what is later reported online.
11/ I don't know which counties do and don't conduct this reconciliation. The one county I interviewed (Johnson County, Kansas, where the Commissioner was appointed by Kris Kobach) acknowledged that it does not conduct that reconciliation. I was stunned. tyt.com/stories/4vZLCH…
12/ Broward County, Florida, whose election website experienced problems in both 2016 and 2018 (and which is rumored to the county that Russia infiltrated) made reconciliation impossible in 2018 (and perhaps 2016) by NOT breaking down reported totals into categories, e.g., ...
13/ ... election day vs. early voting vs. vote by mail.
15/ Broward Election website problems involving VR Systems (the company reportedly hacked by Russia) in 2016. sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/…
16/ Leon County, Florida also had election website problems in 2016. tallahassee.com/story/news/201…
17/ Broward County also experienced problems with the CELLULAR MODEMS in its ballot scanners. propublica.org/article/aging-…
18/ sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/…
Congresswoman cites ‘rumors’ that Broward was the Florida county hacked by Russians in 2016 election
19/ And, of course, Florida was one of the states that had significant problems with its electronic pollbooks in 2018. via @SEGreenhalgh of @DefendOurVotes
21/ Russia, by the way, was reported to have hacked Ukraine's election reporting system in 2014.
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