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When the glitch happens in a primary, the "losing" candidate typically concedes for the sake of party unity. But why would the "loser's" supporters embrace the "winner" in these circumstances? The only way to achieve unity is to fight for & implement evidence-based elections. 1/
2/ @philipbstark, who invented Risk Limiting Audits, describes "evidence-based elections" 2 mean #paperballots + robust manual audits + a transparent chain of custody between Election Night & the audit (including perhaps video surveillance of the ballots).…
3/ I agree with this formulation w/ two caveats. First, as explained in my article linked in post 1, a HAND MARKED paper ballot is a much more reliable indicator of voter intent than a summary card--some call them "paper ballots"--marked by a computer.
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Hi! I'm looking for folks to help w/ Action item 3 from my article. Specifically, I want to target the touchscreen county boards in the swing states of Ohio & FL. Contact info for these bds is in the article. Pls tell me if u can help! TY. 1/…
2/ Basically, what would probably be fastest is to just cut and paste this script into an email to each of the election boards I have listed for Ohio and Florida in my article. This is important bc (among other rzns) we want #handmarkedpaperballots 4 the midterms &....
3/ ... touchscreen counties are at great risk of replacing their touchscreens with the touchscreen barcode ballot markers I keep warning everyone about (like the ES&S ExpressVote & Dominion ImageCast).
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Dear @KamalaHarris and @SenFeinstein:

It is critical that you pass Senator Ron Wyden’s PAVE Act, which requires that states give all voters the option to mark their ballots by HAND and that they conduct Risk Limiting Audits for federal races. Thread. 1/
Although the PAVE Act has a 2020 effective date, the hand marked ballot clause must be accelerated to 2018. This CAN be done bc even most paperless counties already have scanners (for absentees), which can be used to count paper ballots in the midterms. 2/…
Relying on Touchscreens is too risky bc voters will be unable to vote if there is a widespread failure and an insufficient number of paper backup ballots at the polls. 3/…
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Some folks will tell you it's too late to pass Sen. Wyden's #PAVEAct before the midterms and that the hand marked paper ballots clause will never be accelerated to 2018 anyway, so we should not waste our time demanding it. I disagree. 1/
We need out LEADERS in Washington to clarify for the entire country what MUST and CAN be done by 2018 to protect our votes. Even if the #PAVEAct does not pass, clarity of messaging may facilitate change at the state & local level. 2/
With so much misinformation from the Election Assistance Commission itself and many state and county local officials, we desperately need someone to LEAD the country in this area. @RonWyden "gets it." His #PAVEAct is spot on (except for delaying implementation to 2020). 3/
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Lawmakers who shirk their duty to protect our elections under Article 4 Sec. 4 of the U.S. Constitution--stating that Congress shall "protect ... [the states] against invasion"-- shld be deemed co-conspirators in any further election meddling. #PAVEAct #HandMarkedPaperBallots 1/
I hear that some Dems are instead pushing for @amyklobuchar’s Secure Elections Act. But as I read it, the SEA would allow states to use taxpayer $$$ to buy touchscreen barcode ballot markers for all & to force all voters to use them! 2/…
3/ Indeed, unlike Sen. Wyden’s #PaveAct, the SEA does NOT require that states give voters the option to mark their ballots by hand. This should be a NON STARTER.
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