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Today is the day of the Georgia #paperballot hearing! “Federal court asked to scrap Georgia’s 27,000 electronic voting machines.” Hearing will last from 10:00-4:00 PM. Pls attend if u aren’t there already. @JohnnyIK is covering for @npr and @wabenews. 1/…
2/ Logistics via @PeachResist
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Georgia! This is huge! The court has ADVANCED the hearing on the historic motion to compel GA to use #handmarked #paperballots (vs. unverifiable touchscreens) & “is particularly interested in the PUBLIC INTEREST element”! New date: 9/12/18 at 10:15 AM. Pack the court! 1/
2/ Address correction: The hearing is before Judge Totenberg, room 2308 at 75 Ted Turner Drive SW, Atlanta, GA (it is NOT on Spring Street -as I had previously posted).
3/ Please remember this is a formal federal court hearing, not a protest, which means your presence is very much needed, but no chanting or shouting on this historic occasion.
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The new voting machines in Johnson County, Kansas that "SIMPLY DIDN'T WORK" are EXPRESVOTE touchscreen barcode ballot markers from ES&S, which @shawmissionpost tried to STOP the county from buying! Counties all over the US are buying them like hotcakes! 1/…
2/ Source showing that Johnson County's malfunctioning machines today are in fact the ES&S ExpressVote that election integrity advocates tried to talk the county out of buying.…
3/ It was predictable that the ExpressVote touchscreens might fail & that the County would not have emergency paper backup ballots. I discussed that risk expressly in my article about these machines, which are spreading through the US like a virus!…
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#OH12 - Request a #paperballot at the polls on Election Day tomorrow, August 7! Although most of the counties involved in tomorrow’s special election use touchscreen voting machines, all but Franklin County will let u vote w/ a paper ballot on request! I called them & asked. 1/
2/ Touchscreens—even those with so-called “Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails”—aren’t really all that verifiable as revealed in this investigative expose by election integrity advocate and Emmy award winning documentarian @LuluFriesdat! Vote with #paperballots if you can!
3/ The counties I called are Delaware (Bronwen Evenar), Morrow (Nancy Shaffer), Licking (Brian), Franklin (Steve Dulen), Marion (John Meyer), Muskingham, and Richland (Jen Dover).
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WTH?! The entire swing state of Pennsylvania may buy ExpressVote touchscreen ballot markers w/ unverifiable barcodes & summary cards that have NOT been subjected to human usability testing! These are NOT #paperballots! @alternet @PAStateDept @PittCyber… 1/
2/ The ES&S ExpressVote also has design flaws!! Why on Earth is @PAStateDept about to buy them for statewide use?!!
3/ If @PAStateDept is calling the ExpressVote a “paper ballot system,” they are lying! The ExpressVote prints “summary cards” with abbreviated text and an unverifiable barcode! Unlike a real #paperballot, the barcode is the only part of the card counted as ur vote! 3/
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This is a matter of national security. Tell your MOCs to pass the #PaveAct, @RonWyden’s election security bill, which requires that all voters have the option 2 use #handmarked #paperballots in federal elections & that states conduct Risk Limiting Audits 4 every federal race. 1/
Demand a 2018 implementation date for the #handmarked #paperballot clause. (Current date is 2020.) Even paperless states use scanners for absentee ballots. They can use those or hand count if need be in the midterms. 2/
States have claimed for the past 15 years that electronic tallies should be trusted bc they can be manually audited, while refusing to implement those manual audits. 3/
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Urgent! ES&S’s ballot programming computers are sold w/ REMOTE ACCESS SOFTWARE, and its DS200 scanners transmit results via CELLULAR MODEMS!…
All orange states use ES&S equipment! 1/
2/ I discuss the many concerns about ES&S (and several other vendors) in this fully sourced…
3/ The only way to eliminate hacking would be to eliminate our use of electronic election equipment. That will not happen any time soon because election officials love the machines since they are used to them and they make their job easier.
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Finally! The just announced Protecting American Votes & Elections ("PAVE") Act mandates that states give all voters a #handmarked #paperballot option & that they conduct manual risk limiting audits for all federal races! Sponsors include @RonWyden, ... 1/…
3/ Here's the money shot: "...the voter shall have the option to mark his or her ballot by hand."
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Wow! The just announced Protecting American Votes & Elections Act mandates that states give all voters a #handmarked #paperballot option & that they conduct risk limiting audits 4 all federal races! By @Ronwyden, @SenGillibrand @EdMarkey @JeffMerkley @PattyMurray & @SenWarren! 1/
2/ Here is a link to the press release and bill: Protecting American Votes and Elections ("PAVE") Act!…
3/ Look at the impressive people supporting the PAVE Act:
@philipbstark (UCB statistics professor) "I strongly endorse the ["PAVE"] Act’s key election integrity requirements: paper ballots, rigorous ballot accounting, the creation of ballot manifests, and risk-limiting audits."
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