.@FBI policy is to inform election officials of election-system breaches, but not apparently the public. What could go wrong?! @jennycohn1 to @johnhenrydale 1/ #ElectionTransparency #DALE
3/ If an informed electorate is the best defense against tyranny, what happens when government policy is to keep the public in the dark about election-system breaches?!
4/ BTW, I researched the quote above briefly. I think it is most likely paraphrasing from Thomas Jefferson, rather than quoting.

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17 Oct
The problem is that the govt & vendors have exclusive access to the evidence & Florida lacks meaningful manual audit & recount laws, so we can’t know if Liberty County was hacked or not. Why not write about that instead of critiquing those w/ legitimate concerns? 1/
2/ Meanwhile, the supervisor of elections for Liberty County was arrested this year for misappropriating funds for her personal use since August 2016. flsenate.gov/usercontent/se…
3/ Supposedly she was a Democrat. Who was willing to do illegal stuff to get money. I have no idea if Liberty County’s election #s were rigged for Trump or not, but to pretend that the system itself isn’t rigged (to keep this info unknowable) is irresponsible journalism.
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17 Oct
Per a draft DOJ report, “Rod Rosenstein, then the deputy attorney general, told federal prosecutors on the southern border...that no child was so young that a parent should not be separated for prosecution under the zero-tolerance policy,” ... 1/ nbcnews.com/politics/immig…
.... & a Jan. 7, 2018, memo from El Paso indicates that the zero-tolerance policy was NOT created with a plan to reunite families; “instead, it expected that children would see their parents again when both were deported to their home countries.” 2/
“In a email to Justice Department officials on June 18, 2018, [US attorney] Bash asked whether it was true that parents were told that their children were being taken for baths [only to have their kids snatched], something he had been told by a public defender.” 3/
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16 Oct
Georgia is a national security threat. It’s the only state w/ 2 senate seats on the ballot, & it’s election system allows no transparency. It will “audit” just 1 race—chosen by @GaSecofState—every 2 years. QR codes, which voters can’t read, constitute the actual vote. #gapol 1/
Meanwhile, if Georgia’s last second touchscreen voting machine software fails on Election Day, @OSET & @BrennanCenter warn that Georgia doesn’t even have enough backup #handmarkedpaperballots to keep voting lines moving. 2/ osetfoundation.org/blog/2020/10/1…
I for one am sick and tired of the television media giving short shrift to this emergency. 3/
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16 Oct
.@gasecofstate said “‘activists are making a ‘mountain out of a molehill.’ But the risks are real. The rushed timeframe severely undercut the ability...to...proper[ly] review...the modified [touchscreen] voting machine software...” 10/16/20 1/ #gapol osetfoundation.org/blog/2020/10/1…
And “If voting technology fails on Election Day, the state [Georgia] doesn’t have enough backup [hand marked] paper ballots to keep voting lines moving.” By @eddieperezTX & @GRamachandran03
#HandMarkedPaperBallots #gapol 2/
“[]here is a compromise that state and local officials can embrace with urgency. In each polling place, the state must provide enough emergency backup [hand marked] paper ballots for at least three hours of voting during the peak turnout time.“ 3/
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16 Oct
“In preparation for the start of early voting, Georgia’s 159 counties began installing updated software on approximately 34K ballot marking devices to fix the problem. But installing new and largely untested software this close to the election is risky business...” 1/
2/ “In response to these worries, @GaSecofState’s office said that activists are making a ‘mountain out of a molehill.’
But the risks are real.  
The rushed timeframe severely undercut the ability of the state’s third-party testing lab to conduct a proper review...
...of the modified voting machine software or to perform adequate testing of updated voting machines on a large scale. Yet Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger barreled ahead with the distribution of updated software to the counties anyway.” 3/
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15 Oct
SC! There’s an issue w/ the straight ticket option on ur touchscreen voting machines. If u choose straight ticket & then try 2 select a candidate specifically (eg, @harrisonjaime), the candidate is DESELECTED. On left is what DESELECTED looks like. On right w/ ✅ = SELECTED. 1/ ImageImage
.@scvotes advised that the machine “warns” voters of the deselection. But I don’t know if that means it literally says “WARNING no selection was made...” or if they are just referring to an ordinary review screen. I suspect the latter. Hoping they will post a screenshot. 2/
This has apparently confused some voters and poll workers. The SC Democratic Party is aware of at least 16 complaints. Some voters say Harrison’s name is “not on the ballot.” The party is checking to see if this instead an issue with deselection after voting straight ticket. 3/
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