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Securing America’s Elections Part II: Oversight of Government Agencies #ElectionSecurity hearings supposed to be starting now by the House #JudiciaryCommittee
Strong priorities stated by #MattMasterson from @CISAgov but a focus on detecting interference will not detect insider rigging.
@CISAgov @EACgov Hovland saying states do not have the resources they need to protect #elections. And Election Assistance Commission budget is less than some cities spend on potholes.
National day of action on 11/13 to pressure Senate to pass funding w/ #security. Sign our mailing list to learn more.
#MattMasterson saying table top exercises from @CISAgov are helping states prepare if there is interference, & that @CISAgov can respond if states detect interference. States must be capable of running #elections completely manually if necessary - including paper backups of #VRDB
@CISAgov That's why #HandMarkedPaperBallots are a more secure choice than ballot-marking-devices and touchscreen voting machines that could be shutdown if a jurisdiction loses power.
@CISAgov Both the #Dems & the #Reps are using this #ElectionSecurity hearing to snipe at each other, dredging up issues about #PeterStrzok & #impeachment. Securing #Election2020 is an issue that all parties need to be focused on in as nonpartisan a way as possible
@CISAgov Masterson talking about post-election auditing, but very few states have robust post-election #audits in place.
@CISAgov @EACgov saying over & over again that the Election Assistance Commission does not have the resources that it needs to do its job.
@CISAgov The entire #ElectionSecurity apparatus is focused on foreign influence & manipulation. There does not seem to be any awareness that #Elections could be attacked internally. That is HUGE blind spot right now. @ZoeLofgren
@CISAgov @ZoeLofgren Masterson talking about how #voters have the ability to interact w/ local #election officials & monitor #Election2020 directly. That is what the #SMARTelections #CountTheVote initiative is about. Plz get involved. Sign up here: smartelections.us #ElectionSecurity
@CISAgov @ZoeLofgren Hovland "The Election Assistance Commission @EACgov absolutely does not have the resources it needs." Pass the #SAFEact & provide states and #EAC additional funding WITH #ElectionSecurity requirements. Mandate #HandMarkedPaperBallots be available for all voters in the precinct.
@CISAgov @ZoeLofgren via Congresswoman Escobar - in 2018 #AfricanAmerican #voter turnout dropped by 20% according to @pewresearch #VoterSuppression #ElectionReform #SMARTelections
@CISAgov @ZoeLofgren @EACgov @RepHankJohnson asks - Are you aware of any election agencies that conducted a forensic audit of voting machines in 2018 or 2016?" Answer no. We haven't been asked to "2nd guess" the state's accuracy. An investigation is NOT 2nd guessing. Responsible to look for evidence.
@CISAgov @ZoeLofgren @EACgov @RepHankJohnson @ZoeLofgren asked what can you do w/ "internal polling data"? #SMARTelection advisor & comp programmer @benniejsmith: It tells you where & how to you win if don't have the votes.
1) Increase totals (over 100% turnout)
2) Eliminate votes (undervotes)
3) Transfer votes to 3rd party
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