Let's revisit some of the "technical stuff" in this article.

This article is bringing a lot of controversy and some are saying it is sensationalist.

Let's start with what we know.
21 states were "breached", but what does that mean?

That means that 21 states had information stolen.

This could be information on IP addresses, server names, server types, documents, data about users on the network or confidential information.
Remember, these are usually not single instances, and once they've gained access to the system, the hacker has the opportunity to mosey around
They have the time to find where data are stored, files that may contain passwords, there's no green sign that says "You've been hacked"
The indictment file of the 12 Russian hackers states that they were in long enough that they were able to copy the entire server system.

Let me repeat that, they were able to copy all of the servers and bring up copies in a separate area to examine at their leisure.
If they could copy all the DNC & DCCC servers why couldn't they do that with the state voter registration servers?

Last year at DEF CON (@defcon) the voter village was able to hack into voting machines with ease, too easy for my taste.
Of all the states that were hacked, GA was the one that had not only their voter registration & voter rolls, but the votes as well
A person checking for vulnerabilities & found 15 Gb of unsecured files. One w/passwords for the central election server.
Let me say that again, one file had the passwords for logging into the CENTRAL ELECTION SERVER!
This trove of documents also contained software that verified a voter's eligibility to vote & way to download the entire database of 6.7 million registered voters.
These files were openly accessible to the public for so long, Google had the files cached.

Lamb alerted the Center's executive director and was told that he needed to be quiet or be "crushed" by the politicians.

Six months later (in Feb 2017) the systems were still not secured.
We have no idea if votes were changed because there was no post election audit AND the machines used in GA are DREs without a paper trail. They all keep insisting that the votes weren't changed, I would say, prove it.
So, you're telling me that these hackers had access to all the voting systems in GA, and didn't do anything?

You really believe that? These are people who were hell bent on destroying our way of life.

If you believe that, there's a nice bridge in Brooklyn that I've got for sale
It's been two years since these hackers were working like crazy to get Donald elected. Now they're at it again, but the @HouseGop CUT the funding for election security. The threat is as real as it was two years ago, and they CUT funding.
Last night it was reported that Claire McCaskill was targeted by hackers. Same MO as when the DNC and DCCC were hacked. Spear Phishing using tiny URLs & capturing passwords of unsuspecting users. The reports speak of at least two other campaigns attacked
It is obvious that we are "on our own" and that the @HouseGOP & @SenateGOP have zero intention of doing anything about this. There is a solution, that is to turn out in such huge numbers that we beat the gerrymandering, suppression and hacking

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Aug 30, 2018
I am sure many of you have seen the video from @NowThisNews.

I wanted to break down what is discussed in the video for non-technical people.
The video features hackers at the DEF CON 26 Voter Village.
The voting machines are ES&S & in use in 24 states.
The machines used at DEF CON's voter village were all purchased off of eBay.

The machine highlighted in the video is an ES&S 650 scanner.

The beginning shows hackers gaining access to the scanner via a serial port in the back.

A serial port is a way of connecting two computer devices together. They plugged a laptop into the serial connection and they had access to an operating system prompt.
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Aug 3, 2018
I just read this article on companies that provide voter services for states and it is worse than I thought it would be.

Spoiler Alert: I am going to break this article down bit by bit and explain why things are "bad".

The election system is decentralized. Each state runs their own elections and the federal government can't tell the states how to run their elections. There's no centralized system for someone to break into, no one way to run an election so the diversity can be a strength.
21 states (that's 42%) were hit by the Russian hackers and they were successful in at least one state. The federal government and the states have done almost nothing to prevent this from happening again.This is thanks, in part, to the decentralized nature of the election systems.
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Jun 2, 2018
Very important thread!!

We have Nazi’s running for office, we need to call these people out and shine light on their atrocious behavior.
Arthur Jones is running for congress in Illinois on the Republican ticket.

Ol’ Art has been around a while. He was part of the American Nazi party & is running on white supremacist ideas.

This is who the @GOP is running on their ticket in IL-3

Then there’s this piece of work running for office to try to take @SenFeinstein’s seat
Although the state (R) party has denounced Patrick Little, but this speaks to how they vet candidates
Little‘ s vision for the world? It doesn’t take much guess this one
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Mar 24, 2018
Did you know that our country is very close to a Constitutional Convention? Quietly our republican controlled state governments are one by one voting to call a Constitutional Convention.
Back when the country was founded we did try to have a government that was a confederation of states, it failed miserably. The Articles of Confederation were ammended in 1787 and our union was completed.
In 1861 the Southern states tried to succeed because they feared the abolitionists of the North would end slavery & they would lose their power in the consolidation of a federal government
The direct result was a bloody war that pitted Americans against Americans & lasted 5 years
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Mar 22, 2018
John Bolton was seen entering the White House (AKA the Kremlin II) today
Donald is supposedly considering him a replacement for National Security Adviser.
This is the same man who made this video for the NRA, for the Russians.

Once again, National Security Adviser is the position that Donald is considering for John Bolton.
The same extreme whackadoodle that is a #FauxNews Commentator.
In 2001 he derailed a conference in Geneva on biological weapons.
2002 he demanded the resignation of the head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Most recently (late 2016) he suggested that the Russian hacking to help Donald win was a "false flag".
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Feb 16, 2018
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He ultimately shot and killed one of the girls, Emily Keyes.
During the time she was being held hostage she sent the following text messages to her parents:
"I love you guys" and "I love u guys. k?"
Emily's parents honored her spirit, joy & kindness & formed the "I Love U Guys" Foundation. This foundation took a terrible situation & with the grace & dignity of her parents Ellen & John-Michael Keyes ,created the Standard Response Protocol and the Standard Reunification Method
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