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Leia @TheSWPrincess
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There's been a lot of talk about #electionsecurity since we know #Russia will try to hack the #2018Midterms.

This thread will give brief overviews of #votingmachines, #opensource software & #handmarked #paperballots. THREAD 1/10 #MondayMotivaton
Jurisdictions don't have 💰 or staff to buy new machines frequently or keep the ones they have up to date with security updates. There's no voting machine that can't be hacked. 2/10…
Manufacturers & election officials say since the machines aren't connected to the internet, they can't be hacked. But that's not accurate. Polling places transmit voting results using modems. 3/10 #technology #hack #telecommunications
Outdated #technology, missing security patches and transmitting results via modem make all voting machines vulnerable to #hacking. 4/10
Some believe voting machines that use #opensource code are a better alternative since the code is available for experts to evaluate for flaws.

It's also available for #hackers to study and find vulnerabilities to exploit. 5/10…
Voting machines that use open source code are even MORE vulnerable to hacking since the source code is easier to obtain.

Code could be modified and installed on voting machines when they connect to install updates or transmit results. 6/10 #ElectionCommission #electionsecurity
So what's the answer? Not JUST #paperballots, but #handmarked paper ballots. There's a MAJOR difference between *hand marked* paper #ballots and *computer printed* paper ballots. Many people don't make the distinction. 7/10 #Hackathon #verify
Attorney & election security advocate @jennycohn1 has researched these issues and has a great thread about the problems with computer printed ballots. 🖨
She has also researched & written about Ballot Marking Devices. 9/10
Free, fair & accurate elections are the heart of #Democracy.

This is one of THE most important things #THERESISTANCE can do to take back #Congress and get #Dems elected.

Call your MoCs & tell them we need hand marked paper ballots! ! 10/10
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