.@the_illinoize & @pfingsten1 should be ashamed. They should have checked w/ election-security experts re: modems & connectivity b4 publishing more disinformation from election officials. 🙄#RemoveTheModems 1/
Here is a letter signed by many election-security experts refuting the election officials’ claim that the modems do not connect to the internet. 2/ drive.google.com/file/d/1-Fd8a8…
3/ Screenshot from the expert letter.
4/ Further proof of that internet connectivity, which Illinois election officials wrongly dispute. This article was written by esteemed journalist @kimzetter politico.com/news/2020/08/1…
5/ Note that @pfingsten1 did not have my contact info. He emailed ProtectOurVotes.com. The email there is handled by my colleague in Switzerland. She forwarded to me as soon as she received it and I replied a few hours ago before I saw this tweet.
6/ @pfingsten1 also DMd me but I don’t follow him and DMs from those I don’t follow go into another box. I didn’t see his. I had to try to DM him myself for it to pop up.
7/ Either way, it is utterly irresponsible for @pfingsten1 to publish this disinformation (falsely accusing me of disinformation) without apparently researching the issue or contacting election-security experts like @kskoglund who was interviewed by NBC News on this issue.
8/ Here is @CynthiaMcFadden’s report confirming internet connectivity. Is @pfingsten1 going to publicly accuse them of spreading disinformation too? nbcnews.com/nightly-news/v…
.@threadreaderapp Plz unroll or compile. TY.
9/ NIST also confirms that the cellular modems connect to the internet. collaborate.nist.gov/voting/pub/Vot…
10/ @the_illinoize’s own article acknowledges that Cook county (the most populous in Illinois) has here cellular modems. Lake County (third most populous) appears to have them too. The article did not identify which other Illinois counties have them. lakecountyil.gov/DocumentCenter…
.@threadreaderapp plz compile or unroll. TY.

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