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Big news! The House just passed the #SAFEAct, which gives all voters the option to use #HandmarkedPaperBallots & requires #RiskLimitingAudits 4 federal races.

It also bans:

*Barcode voting,
*Hybrid voting, &
*Remote access & internet connectivity!

Next stop: the Senate. 1/
2/ Here’s a link to the #SAFEAct and a screen shot of the amendment that bans barcode voting. rules.house.gov/bill/116/hr-27…
3/ #BarcodeVoting refers to hackable machine-marked printouts with text & barcodes marked by insecure ballot marking devices like the ES&S ExpressVote & ExpressVote XL. The barcode, which humans can’t read, is the only part counted as your vote. This is banned under the #SAFEAct!
4/ #HybridVoting refers to systems that combine a hackable ballot marking device & a hackable scanner into a single hackable unit. The #SAFEAct would ban those hybrids like the ES&S ExpressVote XL & Dominion ICE that route paper ballots under the printer head after they are cast!
5/ My article about dangerous hybrids: salon.com/2019/03/28/new…
6/ ES&S installed remote access software in election management systems in 300 jurisdictions it refuses to identify. Diebold Election Systems—whose president founded ES&S, which acquired Diebold in 2009–also installed remote access software. The #SAFEAct BANS this.
7/ @KimZetter article about ES&S’s and Diebold’s installation of remote access software. vice.com/en_us/article/…
8/ Another article about ES&S’s installation of remote access software. npr.org/2018/09/21/649…
9/ The #SAFEAct incorporates most of the provisions of @RonWyden’s #PAVEAct & supplants it. The #SAFEAct is the one to promote! This is a huge step in the right direction.
10/ Passage of the #SAFEAct will make it easier to educate state & county decision-makers bc it shows that respected leaders endorse #HandMarkedPaperBallots & oppose #BarcodeVoting. Thus, it’s a big deal even IF Mitch kills it, which we would be negligent to assume w/o a fight.
11/ Here is one of my articles explaining the dangers of barcode voting. whowhatwhy.org/2019/01/11/geo…
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