Vote AND verify! Here are 8 election transparency projects that I support:

1. Photograph precinct totals (poll tapes) after polls close & compare them to reported totals. See ProtectOurVotes.com and DemocracyCounts.org. @ProtectVotes @DemocracyCount1 #ProtectOurVotes
2/ Educate voters to report problems w/ voting machines, checkin computers, registrations, etc. not only to election workers, but also to 1-866-OUR-VOTE AND to SeeSay2020.com, which will vet & add to its interactive map for the public and for use as potential evidence.
3/ In states like FL & GA w/ crap manual audit & recount laws, we need other ways to try to verify election results. Post-election affidavit audits of precincts w/ anomalous outcomes can help. Pls amplify this effort by @gvelez17
& @ClintCurtis cooperation.org/askthevoters/
4/ Join Scrutineers.org to find various election transparency projects, including their Florida circle which is tracking information about paper backups for electronic poll books (checkin computers that are glitchy and error prone). They have other projects too.
5/ Most digital scanners in use today automatically create images of the paper ballots, which can be used by the public to compare against electronic totals. Unfortunately, many election officials destroy them. Auditelectionsusa.org is at the forefront of efforts to get them.
6/ Screenshot results from county election websites every ten minutes on election night. If a candidate loses votes, contact the campaign and post on SeeSay2020.com so that it can be investigated. Join @ScrutineersUS to organize a group to do this! Let me know if u do.
7/ The Columbus Institute of Contemporary Journalism has sent out requests to every county in every swing state to obtain as detailed information as possible about election equipment, security protocols, and who specifically is programming the equipment. columbusfreepress.com/article/columb…
8/ WI, MI, FL, TX, TN, MN, RI, & IL connect some precinct scanners & county tabulators to the internet. It's too late to #RemoveTheModems, but @SusanPynchon1
is writing to FL officials to ask them to not use them. Pls DM her if u want to help.
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13 Oct
It is hard to tell how prevalent problems were today in terms of malfunctioning election equipment in GA. Gonna start a short thread of some posts. It’s unclear if they’re talking about voting machines or checkin computers (which encode the voting machine access cards). #gapol 1/
3/ Pretty sure this is about the checkin computers (Knowink poll pads).
Read 17 tweets
13 Oct
Touchscreen voting machines limit the # of people who can vote concurrently to the # of touchscreens at the polling place. But with #HandMarkedPaperBallots, many people can fill out their ballots concurrently. I wonder why @GASecondChances insisted on touchscreens. #gapol 1/
This is from a Medium piece I wrote in May 2018. I & a small group of others have repeated the long-line concern (among other concerns w/ touchscreens) many times since. It did not gain the national media traction it deserved. 2/ link.medium.com/nsCxPzAoxab ImageImage
New checkin computers seem to create bottlenecks as well. 3/
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12 Oct
Memphis. ES&S is Shelby County, TN’s current vendor having taken over Diebold’s contract around 09. It’s machines “lost” black votes in Shelby in 2015 as discovered by Commissioner @benniejsmith & reported in Bloomberg. ES&S should be investigated, not given another contract. 1/
2/ The Bloomberg piece: bloomberg.com/features/2016-…
3/ My interview of @benniejsmith.
Read 5 tweets
12 Oct
“Technical problems arise as early voting starts in Georgia”

“The line began moving when the arena opened for voting at 8AM ..., but things ground to a halt a short time later when the pollbooks stopped working with hundreds of people waiting.” #gapol 1/ apnews.com/article/electi…
“By mid-morning, the problem appeared to have been resolved and the lines had cleared at the arena, which is the largest early voting site in the state with 300 voting machines.” 2/
Georgia’s glitchy e-pollbooks were supplied by Knowink, whose managing director is a former Republican election official from St. Louis. Knowink’s product developer campaigned for Ed Martin who is now president of the Schlafly Eagles, which opposes the Equal Rights Amendment. 3/
Read 4 tweets
11 Oct
Vote AND verify! Here are 8 election transparency projects that I support:

1. Photograph precinct totals (poll tapes) after polls close & compare them to reported totals. See ProtectOurVotes.com and DemocracyCounts.org. @ProtectVotes #ProtectOurVotes Image
2/ Educate voters to report problems w/ voting machines, checkin computers, registrations, etc. not only to election workers, but also to 1-866-OUR-VOTE AND to SeeSay2020.org, which will vet & add to its interactive map for the public and for use as potential evidence.
3/ In states like FL & GA w/ crap manual audit & recount laws, we need other ways to try to verify election results. Post-election affidavit audits of precincts w/ anomalous outcomes can help. Pls amplify this effort by @gvelez17
& @ClintCurtis. TY cooperation.org/askthevoters/ ImageImage
Read 10 tweets
11 Oct
Experts say the only way 2 know if electronic results are legit is to conduct a robust manual audit or recount using a reliable record of voter intent. But GA will manually audit 1 race—chosen by @GASecofState—every 2 years w/ paper records that many experts call unreliable. 1/
And in the event of a recount? A member of Georgia’s state election board admits that the official vote is the QR code that voters can’t read and thus can’t verify, not the small human readable text beneath the QR code. 2/
A recent study shows that 93% of inaccuracies in the text portion of touchscreen-marked paper records go unnoticed by voters. Advising voters to verify the text didn’t help much. What did help is having them compare it to a completed SAMPLE BALLOT. 3/ news.engin.umich.edu/2020/01/new-st…
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