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This is a major victory bc it means we are successfully exposing the recklessness of rejecting #HandmarkedPaperBallots in favor of machine-marked summary cards from vendors’ insecure “universal use” barcode ballot marking devices & hybrids, which the #SAFEAct would ban. 1/
It also shows that we have successfully exposed as unacceptable ES&S’s installation of wireless modems in election equipment, which it began doing in 2015. This too would be banned under the #SAFEAct. 2/
Yes, I get that McConnell may not bring it to the floor. But we would be negligent to not even try. So we will try & in doing so educate a TON of people—include decision makers at the state and county level—about the election-security best practices embodied in the Act. 3/
Most people didn’t understand b4 that a machine-marked printout should NOT be equated w/ a #HandMarkedPaperBallot, that putting votes into a barcode is unacceptable, & that ES&S’s & Dominion’s hybrids are routing “paper ballots” under the printer head AFTER they are cast. 4/
Passage of the #SAFEAct shows progress in terms of educating our elected leaders about election-security best practices. 5/
Passage of the #SAFEAct will also make it easier to educate state and county decision-makers because it shows that respected leaders endorse what we have been telling them for two years. It’s a big deal. 6/
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