THREAD/ This is a great question. How do we know that the 2020 election was the most secure, verified, and transparent election in US history? I've answered it many times, but I don't mind answering it again. Please read below. /1
2020 had the most auditable paper ballots cast in modern American history. ~95% of all ballots were cast on auditable paper, including ALL the ballots in ALL the swing states. /2
GA, NC, PA, VA - ALL paper in 2020, compared to all or most ballots in those states being digital, unauditable ballots in 2016. In fact, only 75-80% of all ballots cast in 2016 were auditable paper ballots. /3
More states audited those ballots than ever before, meaning that humans compared some or all of the ballots to the counts, and confirmed the outcome was correct. /4
Audits confirming the results were conducted in AZ, MI, and many other states, including most notably, Georgia, where every single presidential ballot was counted THREE times, including once entirely by hand, under the eyes of bipartisan observers. /5
We had more pre-election litigation confirming the rules than ever before. Both sides won some, and lost some, but courts (with judges appointed by Rs and Ds) ruled clearly, and both sides knew the rules on Election Day. /6
We had more post-election litigation than ever before, and in every case, the losing side failed to present any admissible evidence of significant fraud, and in fact, conceded that there was little if any fraud, with Giuliani conceding in PA "this isn't a fraud case." /7
That's why over 80 judges, incl. many appointed by the losing candidate himself, reviewed the challenges brought against the outcome and rejected them. They considered the merits and delivered the losing candidate an unprecedented record of defeat. /8

The losing candidate appears to realize that the election was secure and he lost, even if he won't publicly admit it. He could have requested full statewide recounts in MI, PA, and WI, and he chose not to. He wouldn't even ask for recounts in states he lost. /9
This is why the former president's AG, DOJ, DHS, and FBI all concluded that the election was secure, and there was no evidence of significant fraud. Their findings didn't stop the WH from pressuring them to assist his efforts to overturn the will of the voters, however. /10
The 2020 election wasn't particularly close. President Biden won by over 7 million votes, with the same electoral college margin as the former president enjoyed in 2016. It's the largest margin for a presidential election in this century, when Obama wasn't on the ballot. /11
So that's how we know the 2020 election was not only secure and accurate, but that it was the most secure, most accurate, most verified, most transparent, and most scrutinized election in US history. And 2022/24 will be even more secure. /12
All of this is mostly due to the efforts of professional election officials, of both parties, all over the country, who facilitated the greatest turnout in US history, in the middle of a global pandemic. If you'd like to help their efforts, volunteer to be a poll worker! /13
Finally, these public servants are under attack, and if you're one of them and need help, or if you're a lawyer and you'd like to volunteer to help election officials in need, please check out the Election Official Legal Defense Network. /END

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/1 TX SB 1, passed yesterday, is indeed one of the least-justified laws passed in service to the Big Lie, but as many focus on the unnecessary provisions that restrict early and mail voting, there are several other aspects of the law that raise greater concerns for me.
/2 While TX is one of the least secure states for voting, due to it having the largest number of digital, non-paper ballots, and no effective audit requirements, SB 1 does nothing to address those deficiencies.
/3 In fact, SB 1 has an audit section requires "random" audits in only 4 of TX's 254 counties each election (which isn't a random audit). And you cannot conduct an effective audit without paper ballots. Best practices require a random statewide audit of the paper.
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