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Thread 1/7 WHY WE NEED #AUDITS. Professor Andrew Appel breaks down the #myth that someone can't #hack a #VotingMachine if it's not connected to the #Internet.… #PaperBallots #AuditTheVote
Thread 2/7 "The ES&S model #DS200 #optical-scan voting machine has a #cellphone modem that it uses to upload #election-night results from the #voting machine to the “county central” canvassing #computer." #PaperBallots #AuditTheVote
Thread 3/7 "The voting machine calls the county-central computer using its cell-phone modem... this connects ... to a cell tower ... near the canvassing computer." #PaperBallots #AuditTheVote
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With all due respect, this reply earned you - and anyone who "likes" this tweet - a mute from me.

You have NO idea what we went through: the serious threats to our lives we received and the significant attacks on our personal and professional reputations we *continue* to endure.
We accomplished what we did in ISOLATION from ANY and ALL support: political, financial, emotional, etc.

We did it because - UNLIKE ALMOST EVERY JOURNALIST - we valued our COUNTRY AND DEMOCRACY over our own reputations.

And we are STILL targeted negatively for our achievements.
So, with all due respect to @pdx2ord and any other folks who want to chime in but whose necks were not on the highly visible chopping block, @andreachalupa and I deserve a day of WE F*CKING TOLD YOU SO.
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“It’s just 12 Russians.”

Except it is SO F*CKING VALIDATING to see the words “CONSPIRACY...AGAINST THE US” on an INDICTMENT against Russians for HACKING into US electoral infrastructure.

One week - ONE F*CKING WEEK - after the 2016 election, @AndreaChalupa and I launched the #AuditTheVote movement.

@ReignOfApril helped us make it go viral on Twitter.

YOU all made it go viral OFF Twitter.

The purpose of the #AuditTheVote movement was three-fold. We wanted:

1. A full audit of election results in key states;
2. To create a grassroots movement to provide cover for people in power to TAKE ACTION; and
3. To keep public and political focus on RUSSIAN interference.

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"It is in m my view inexcusable that our democracy depends on such hackable voter technology made by a handful of companies [e.g., ES&S & Dominion] that have been able to EVADE OVERSIGHT and in fact have actually been STONEWALLING the Congress for years. " - Senator Wyden 1/
"My legislation [The #PaveAct] focuses on two common sense measures that are backed by the overwhelming number of cybersecurity experts in our country: paper ballots and risk limiting audits." 2/
"And I wrote this bill in spite of this campaign of DUCKING and BOBBING and WEAVING, really STONEWALLING from the major voting machine companies [which are ES&S and Dominion]..." 3/
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“South Carolina's thousands of digital voting machines are antiquated, break down, leave no paper trail of votes that can be audited, and have ‘deep security flaws’ that make them vulnerable to hacking by Russians and others...”

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California voters! Election officials say that "paper" makes it OK to use hackable voting machines bc the paper can be audited. But UCB Statistics Professor @philipbstark says the audit procedure proposed in #AB2125 is UNACCEPTABLE. There will be a vote this Tuesday, June 19! 1/
2/ The Senate Elections Commitee will vote on Audit Bill #AB2125. In its current form, the bill wld officials to call their audits "Risk Limiting Audits," even though they would not meet the statistical and transparency requirements of real Risk Limiting Audits per @philipbstark.
3/ Please call the Committee members and demand that they amend #AB2125 to require real Risk Limiting Audits as outlined in @philipbstark's letter of June 15, 2018. Contact info. in next post.
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Vote tally manipulation is almost impossible to prove bc states still use unverifiable touchscreens, vendors & courts don’t allow forensic audits, states don’t conduct meaningful manual audits & stymie hand recounts, paper ballots are often destroyed in contested elections... 1/
...and some state election officials turn off voting machine audit functions. These are “red flags” in and of themselves and we must learn from them to protect FUTURE elections, even if we cannot prove in a court of law that election fraud has occurred in the past. 2/
It’s pretty hard to prove a crime occurred when you’re denied access to what would be the crime scene and evidence: the inside of the election equipment and the paper ballots or receipts. 3/
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This is the BEST ARTICLE re how as both a matter of PROCEDURE & PRACTICALITY all states—yes ALL—can move to real #paperballots & manual audits in time for the 2018 midterms! But voters must make it happen bc election officials don’t want the xtra work! #PaperBallotsNow
Thank you @rad_atl and @duncanbuell for this Desperately Needed explanation of WHAT we must do to protect the 2018 midterms, HOW to do it, and WHY it is doable!! #PaperBallotsNow #paperballots #AuditTheVote #ProtectOurVotes
1. “Last year, 22 Virginia localities converted to #paperballots within two months...”!
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1. Let me say a couple of quick things about this HUGE piece of news.
2. Up until now, there was complete DENIAL that the Russians even TRIED to hack election results. BC ppl refused to understand what IC said.
3.Comey SPECIFICALLY said that the FBI did NOT LOOK INTO vote hacking. He said they had no evidence of an attempt to do that.
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Is Putin supporting Trump?

Naw, Putin could care less.

Trump’s a pawn Putin is using to attack the US on 2 fronts. /1
Everyone knows about Putin’s alt-right pro-Trump trolls. He's using left-wing anti-Trump trolls too. Exhibit A: meet @MarcusC22973194 /2
At 1st glance Marcus looks like an everyday liberal American - Obama supporter, says everyone’s equal & wants Trump brought to justice. /3
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