Facts about what will happen if #NY uses all-touchscreen #voting machines.
- They will "cost a small fortune to purchase & maintain."
- They cost $10,000 each, double the cost of a standard scanner + you have to buy A LOT more. HIgher costs x more machines = OUCH for taxpayers
Dec 21, 2021 • 14 tweets • 6 min read
"The ‘most serious’ security breach ever is unfolding right now. Here’s what you need to know."
via @washingtonpost washingtonpost.com/technology/202…
“The log4j vulnerability is the most serious vulnerability I have seen in my decades-long career,” Jen Easterly, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency director, said in a Thursday interview on CNBC.
BEST SECURITY PROVISION
Preprinted #handmarkedpaperballots are required in the polling place!! This is something many of us fought for
Voting systems that can print on ballots after they are cast are prohibited - but the provision is weak. It can be "through mechanical means or through independently verified protections." I believe that means it is allowed, but you have to check if it's happening. Not great.
Apr 24, 2021 • 28 tweets • 20 min read
1. "Yesterday was such a frustrating day that by evening I had to go to bed with chest pains..."
#HR1#S1#Amendments - all passed today
includes a new amendment to study #Blockchain voting
Directs the Election Assistance Commission (@EACgov) to conduct a study regarding the use of blockchain technology to enhance voter security in Federal elections.
Requires a sufficient number of ballot marking machines equipped for individuals with disabilities, as defined by the Election Assistance Commission in consultation with the Access Board and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, for all in person voting options.
Dec 17, 2020 • 12 tweets • 7 min read
#SolarWinds hack. Thread. 1. Dominion Voting Systems, a voting machine vendor used in #Election2020, is a Solar Winds client. It does not use Orion, the product at the center of the hack. via attorney Paul Lehto
Thread 1. #LosAngeles Done listening to 3 hours of testimony & public comments about the LA Voting System. Incredible that in all that time not a single member of the public testified with any kind of enthusiasm for the voting system. #VSAP#SecurityFail#LaVotes#SMARTelections2. Instead ppl noted:
- The #VotingMachine can print on the paper ballot after the voter casts it potentially changing votes.
- The method that #security experts recommend: #HandMarkedPaperBallots is not being offered.
- the system is tabulating #QRcodes, something banned in CO
Aug 23, 2020 • 10 tweets • 9 min read
Thread. 1. #ElectionProtection. What's the most important thing you're going to do today? Sign up to get ongoing Election Protection training. Reports predict #Election2020 may be "marked by a chaotic legal & political landscape" Will you be prepared? eventbrite.com/e/online-elect…2. Does it matter if you get training? Yes. "We face a period of contestation/from the 1st day a ballot is cast/until 1/20/20. The winner may not, & we assess likely will not, be known on 'election night'." If you are prepared & ready - you can help. assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7013…
Aug 12, 2020 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
1660 comments in the VVSG 2.0 that need to be resolved. Mona Harrington saying that they will be transparent - but they have been meeting w/vendors in meetings that were not open to the public.
Thread. 1. Reposting these images now with the title
"Iowa Math is the #NewMath." In my original post I called these #RoundingErrors. But they are not errors. This is exactly the way the Iowa Democratic Party wants the votes to be counted. #IowaCaucus smartelections.us/iowa-new-math2. From my post: "Because of the way the math was done at the caucuses, many precincts wound up with an extra delegate that got 'assigned' to one of the candidates at the end of the caucus. We were able to look at worksheets from 18 precincts that were posted on Twitter." #Iowa
Jan 22, 2020 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
Please help hand-count audits continue in Columbia County. The Board of Supervisors has said they are not planning to reinstate Virginia Martin as election commissioner. She needs your support.
They need to call a meeting by 6pm today to reinstate her. Please send a short email to these supervisors letting them know what it means to you that Columbia County keep her on and that she continue to do hand-count audits there. Thank you.
Jan 17, 2020 • 11 tweets • 6 min read
1/ Election officials & the media can stop saying that there is "No evidence that Russians changed vote tallies" usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
2/ Because now there IS evidence that vote totals may have been affected. "A Georgia election server contains evidence that it was possibly hacked before the 2016 presidential election ... according to an election security expert." politico.com/news/2020/01/1…
A Pennsylvania County’s Election Day Nightmare Underscores Voting Machine Concerns
THE ARTICLE SAYS THE “BALLOTS” (summary cards) WERE RE-COUNTED BY HAND BUT THEY WERE ACTUALLY SCANNED BY MACHINE...KEVIN SKOGLUND IS ASKING @nytimes
TO PRINT A CORRECTION nyti.ms/2rGZTkk
"Abe Kassis, a Democrat, had just 164 votes out of 55,000 ballots... Some machines reported 0 votes for him. In a county with the ability to vote for a straight-party ticket, one candidate’s 0 votes was a near statistical impossibility. Something had gone quite wrong."
Nov 5, 2019 • 7 tweets • 12 min read
1/6 HOW TO SET GOOD GUIDELINES FOR VOTING SYSTEMS 1) Consult with #cybersecurity experts 2) Do what they say
House bill #HR3351 says "the voter shall have the option to mark his or her ballot by hand." That's good. That's what the majority of cybersecurity experts recommend. 2/6 HOW NOT TO SET GUIDELINES FOR VOTING SYSTEMS
Senate bill #SecureElectionsAct sets up a panel of "independent experts on #ElectionSecurity" then fills it with ppl who are NOT #security experts. If you have to have heart surgery - do you want a surgeon or a hospital admin?
Oct 29, 2019 • 9 tweets • 7 min read
Thread. BIG NEWS the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines 2.0 #cybersecurity working group is going to recommend NO #Wi-Fi & NO #Internet capability for #voting systems. This does not include #epollbooks but does include tabulators & election management systems. @secureourvotes
This is not a done deal, but it is a good step! The working group recommendations will be given to the Technical Guidelines Development Committee this Fri & they (the TGDC) may vote on these recs (could be up/down) then (supposedly) they go to the EAC for a public comment period.