I requested a copy of the livestream where Texas examiners learned that voting machine vendor ES&S was using an uncertified method to install software & that software installed w/ this method failed hash-validation testing. They are hiding behind a belated privacy objection. 1/
The objection is belated bc the copy of the livestream is encompassed by my original request send December 9! When they didn’t produce it, I asked about it February 14. They are pretending February 14 is the date of my request. 2/
I discuss ES&S’s hash-validation fail here. It appears there was an attempt to bury the issue. #ReleaseTheTape 3/

The issue was concerning enough that one Texas examiner called it “a gift wrapped opportunity to an insider threat, however unlikely. Under the current guidance from ES&S, an insider now knows specifically which file is not being inspected.... 4/
It’s similar to a bank robber knowing that the camera covering teller #3 is broken.” 5/
Moreover, as discussed in my article, ES&S initially misled about the issue. The public deserves to see the tape. Elections belong to the public. 6/
HR1 won’t help with this problem. It doesn’t require manual audits and wld allow touchscreen systems like this as a primary system for in-person voting. 7/

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11 Mar
I lost faith in the US govt to tell me the truth re: election security when Comey & @EACgov testified that it wld be really hard to hack an election bc voting machines supposedly don't connect to the internet, & an expert explained on C-Span this was BS.1/ csoonline.com/article/312639…
2/ Here is one of Halderman's C-span videos. c-span.org/video/?c466857…
3/ It was like a death. Never in my life would I have thought my government would lie about something like this. Or, alternatively, be this incompetent. I spent the next three years feeling like I need to try to micromanage the situation bc I didn't trust them anymore.
Read 11 tweets
10 Mar
This is what Texas examiners said about voting machine vendor ES&S’s security protocols behind closed doors (in internal emails): “It’s a gift wrapped opportunity to an insider threat, however unlikely.” 1/ whowhatwhy.org/2021/03/08/ele…
2/ “Under the current guidance from ES&S, an insider now knows specifically which file is not being inspected. It’s similar to a bank robber knowing that the camera covering teller #3 is broken.”
3/ “It is the ultimate ‘fox watching the henhouse’ scenario. It is them [ES&S] self-certifying systems for use.”
Read 9 tweets
10 Mar
Sometimes I feel invisible, especially when I post something that I worked really hard on and that people should pay attention to but instead ignore. Making videos helps. 1/ #ProtectOurVotes
2/ My new investigative piece for @whowhatwhy. whowhatwhy.org/2021/03/08/ele…
3/ If certain others won’t give me a platform or amplify what I have to say, I’ll do it myself :-)
Read 4 tweets
9 Mar
🚨PSA re: America’s largest voting-machine vendor has been conducting its own hash-validation testing. I’m calling on @EACgov to find out what states have allowed this and for how long and to put a stop to it before the midterm elections.
For more information on this issue, please read my new investigative piece for @whowhatwhy. Thank you. #ProtectOurVotes. whowhatwhy.org/2021/03/08/ele…
2022 midterm elections! (Not 2020). $&&&&&@#####***++==
Read 4 tweets
9 Mar
Texas & presumably other states have allowed voting machine vendor ES&S to conduct its own hash testing, the crucial process 4 confirming that a vendor has supplied its customer w/ certified software, as opposed to, for example, vote-flipping software. 1/ whowhatwhy.org/2021/03/08/ele…
When Texas examiners discovered this, they were appalled. One called it the “‘ultimate ‘fox watching the henhouse’ scenario. It is them [ES&S] self-certifying systems for use.’” 2/
I have questions. For how many election cycles has this been going on, and what other states are giving ES&S such free reign to “self-certify” voting software updates? What is @EACgov doing to get a handle on the scope of this problem and stop it before the next election?! 3/
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8 Mar
Honestly, what more can be said to wake up Democrats? HR1 would allow these ES&S touchscreen voting machines & doesn’t even require manual audits. I’m sure it’s better than the sh#t system we currently have, but damn it’s not enough. We continue flirting w/ the end of democracy.
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