Georgia! In the #GA06 special election, Ossoff won the #handmarked paper ballots (absentees) 64/36, but the electronic results from GA’s UNVERIFIABLE touchscreen voting machines skewed so heavily in favor of Handel that she was declared the winner. Consider voting absentee ...1/
...unless and until GA gives all voters the option of voting with #handmarked paper ballots at the polls. If the rules allow, deliver your absentee vote in person on Election Day to minimize to the extent possible the chain-of-custody concerns w/ voting absentee. 2/
I do not mean to suggest that voting absentee is an election fraud panacea bc I’ve been told that election workers can toss ballots if they conclude the signature on the ballot doesn’t match the registration. 3/
But at least with absentee voting, you get to use a #handmarked paper ballot so there is a software free record of your vote. You can also take a picture of your ballot at home, whereas this is almost certainly prohibited with the touchscreens. 4/
I don’t know if GA let’s u track whether your absentee ballot was actually counted (some states do), but if it does, this is an added bonus. 5/
Paper absentee voting is vulnerable to tampering by local election officials due to chain-of-custody concerns. Moreover, even paper absentees are counted on hackable scanners. But at least they can be manually recounted. Not so with GA’s paperless machines. 6/
Our best chance to overcome potential election fraud is to overwhelm the polls and to vote in a way that allows recounts. This is possible with paper absentee voting, not with GA’s paperless touchscreen DREs. 7/
Touchscreens also cause long lines which can suppress the vote. If it were me, I would request an absentee, fill it out and photograph it at home, and either mail it or (even better) deliver it in person as close to Election Day as the rules allow. 8/
Screenshot of the Ossiff v Handel results 9/
10/ Academic report: Touchscreen voting machines cause long lines and disenfranchise voters. arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/pape…
11/ In the meantime, keep a watchful eye on @marilynrmarks1’s lawsuit which seeks to replace GA’s touchscreen voting machines with #handmarked paper ballots in the midterm elections. Pls follow her account to stay informed.

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Jan 13, 2019
Study shows that people of all political persuasions are willing to modify their beliefs based on corrective info from reliable sources, but “subjects ‘re-believed’ the false info when retested a week later.” 1/ news.northeastern.edu/2018/06/18/tir…
2/ The author of the article says It may help to warn people in advance that they are likely to forget the correction bc “this helps them mentally tag the bogus information as false.”
3/ It’s also “important that the corrective information be repeated as frequently, and with even greater clarity, than the myth.”
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I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings but elections have been electronically suspect starting long before the Trump/Russia scandal. This article is lulling folks into a false sense of security, which is dangerous. Domestic hackers & insiders were always an equal threat. 1/
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I agree, tho not enuf time (and 0 political will) to do this in Nov. Wish it were different. For now I hope to stop states from doubling up on electronics w/ touchscreen ballot markers. Using electronics to count votes is bad enuf. Having them mark our ballots too is nuts. 1/
Nuts except for those who are unable to hand mark their ballots. Once you have hand marked paper ballots they can be either scanned or hand counted (my preference) or both. 2/
Any time u put a machine between the voter and the paper record of voter intent there is an opportunity for programming mischief. Here is just the latest example.: 3/
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I’m hoping some of the cyber experts who signed the letter about the risks of using cellular modems to transfer election results can answer this question. Thx! @philipbstark @SEGreenhalgh @rad_atl @jhalderm
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Oct 8, 2018
Kathy Rogers, the face & voice of @ESSVote, which has installed CELLULAR MODEMS in tabulators in WI & FL, is cozying up to @DHSgov which refuses to advise states to remove the modems despite a letter from 30 cyber experts & EI groups stating it should do so. #CorruptElections 1/
Here’s the letter. drive.google.com/file/d/1-Fd8a8… 2/
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The notion that cellular modems affect only “unofficial” results is bogus bc, among other reasons, in certain jurisdictions, unofficial results become the official results once added to absentees & provisionals—sometimes w/o ever comparing them to the precinct results tapes! 1/
And Wisconsin doesn’t even require that counties publicly post the results tapes so that the public itself can make this comparison! (I don’t know about Florida, Michigan, & Illinois.) 2/
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