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THREAD: by now, many of you have seen posts or articles re: @defcon’s @VotingVillageDC, and the ease with which machines and websites were attacked and exploited. And now, THIS is happening....#unhackthevote #infosec #ElectionSecurity
For YEARS, advocates of election integrity have been pointing out these issues. This isn’t new. After 2000, the Help America Vote Act was passed to modernize our elections, first proposed by Robert Ney (R-OH). Signed into law by George W. Bush. So much for this theory:
At the same time, Bush’s @TheJusticeDept began an investigation into alleged #VoterFraud. Guess what it turned up? No masses of non-citizens voting, nothing that could come close to altering an election. nytimes.com/2007/04/12/was…
Another investigation was conducted by the #Trump admin under the oversight of @KrisKobach1787. Seems to be a pattern of presidents who lose the popular vote yet win the Electoral College feel a need to validate their win. Kobach didn’t find anything either.
So what’s this have to do with the Breitbart screenshot above? Well, all of a sudden this is a major concern of right-wing media. It’s also a phenomenon I’ve observed personally when four replies on the topic received a deluge of RTs/Likes from accounts supporting #MAGA/#QAnon.
Many of these posts used the results from @VotingVillageDC to push the need for stricter #VoterID, despite two @GOP led efforts to uncover evidence that ballots were being cast fraudulently. The comments for the Breitbart piece show a similar pattern.
In addition to trying to solve a problem their own party concluded isn’t real, ole Dragonslayer up there shows a real fundamental issue with American elections: there’s already a list of eligible voters. Voter registration doesn’t need to exist. It’s a means for #VoterSuppression
Now who’s to blame for this sorry state of affairs, per our friends in the comments section of Breitbart: surprise surprise. It’s the Democrats and Soros! Sorry Jasp, both FL and GA use voting equipment from ES&S or Premier/Diebold, formerly owned by ES&S; neither tied to Soros.
There also seems to be some serious confusion as to who runs elections. The #GOP pushed back when the #Obama admin tried to label election systems as “critical infrastructure” so federal funding could be used to secure them. @FBI & @CIA are not responsible for their security.
All leading to an all too familiar sounding story: just like #Trump in Oct 2016, they’re claiming the left is rigging elections. So in addition to pushing unneeded #VoterID laws, they’re prepping to cast doubt on the #midterms in the event of a #BlueWave come November.
I could go into the evidence of parties working hard to disenfranchise and suppress voters; evidence of political/financial ties to voting equipment manufacturers; even evidence of direct malfeasance, but that’s not this thread. (Hint: it’s pretty one sided, and there’s a reason
Most work, culminating in the demonstrations now being used to prove a false narrative, done on this issue has been carried out by generally liberal activists who believe all valid votes should count). There are many resources for that evidence, from 2000 on.
This thread is to say one thing: if/when the right is questioning a Democratic win in November, it will be a classic use of “accuse the opponent of that which you are guilty”. If they cared, they’d support #PaperBallots, automatic registration, and free IDs for eligible voters.
This is an incredibly obvious strategy, but one many will fall for. Look at the information that’s out there. Election activists have tried to fix these problems for years, and NOW the right is worried about the security of electronic voting. We’re not stupid.
To those #QAnon/#MAGA supporters who’ve used my words to help support your mission, don’t. Not going to help you spread real info to support s lie. I’m sure many feel the same. For those who DO care, push to fix actual problems, which #VoterID doesn’t, and help to #unhackthevote.

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Sep 24, 2018
Meet Tim Graboski, aka whiterook6. He works for AggregateIQ as software developer. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because they helped #CambridgeAnalytica during the 2016 election. And apparently they’re still interested in our elections. #Midterms2018 #osint #infosec
We know that part of the seed data for the models used by CA came from Facebook surveys users filled in as part of an app. Well doesn’t this look familiar....this is a project called Campaign Pillar aka Check-In. “AIQ” is plainly visible. As are the targeted election questions.
Well this little gem comes to us courtesy of Tim’s GitHub repository, found here : github.com/whiterook6/che… Currently available to the public (cloned in case it comes down).
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Sep 23, 2018
.@judicialnetwork is picking #SCOTUS for us, first #Gorsuch now #Kavanaugh. @ZeldaShagnasty shows here, the domain confirmkavanaugh(.)com was registered in 2/17. 3 similar sites (.net, .info and confirmkavanaughnow(.)com) in 7/18, all three on the same day. #osint #infosec
That date was 7/10/2018. Given that all domains were registered through GoDaddy’s anonymous registration service, WHOIS doesn’t tell us much. But the site is copywritten to @judicialnetwork, so we know they’re involved. Let’s take a look at the page source for the .com site:
Notice something? A template created for a Gorsuch themed site is being used for #Kavanaugh. Was there a confirmgorsuch(.)com too? Blank page currently, but sure enough one was setup 12/19/2016. And taken down 7/9/2018. Well, when did confirmkavanaugh(.)com go live?
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Sep 21, 2018
After the threads from @conspirator0 and @propornot re: @propornotapp (now suspended), decided to look for any interesting breadcrumbs they may have left behind. Wound up learning about #Nationalist parties of Bulgaria and a few other tidbits. #osint #bots #disinformation
First thing that turned up was this article from the site newsbeezer(.)com (site title: Bulgaria Evening News). As you can see in the screenshot, @PropOrNotApp is quoted discussing conditions during fires in neighboring Greece. Sure, why not?
What else is on this site? Well, they appear to be big fans of the National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria, normally abbreviated to NFSB, though oddly they seem to alternate the abbreviation between NFFS and NPSB. Neither appear affiliated with another political party.
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Jul 5, 2018
In conjunction with @SlickRockWeb, now let’s take a look at #WalkAway from a different perspective. Who’s the man behind the curtain, and who’s backing him? His name is Brandon Straka, know here as @UsMinority. Let’s get to know him a bit. #infosec #osint #psyops
Before #WalkAway took off (with surprising rapidity), Straka was a performance artist and stylist in New York. His most recent work appears to have been this show, showing his evolution away from #TheResistance. Here’s a link to the GoFundMe gofundme.com/resist-a-rock-…
His first announcement of the #WalkAway campaign was on May 26th. However, shortly after the dates of his show, on a Facebook post dated 10/27/17, we see the following exchange after a post about @TheEllenShow, which appears to be the first public use of the “walk away” idea.
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May 2, 2018
This is the type of absolute denial of facts and reality occupying the #MAGA crown. There is no where in America, not one state, where the average gas price is not higher, generally by between 40-50 cents, according to the AAA, not known for faking basic data for partisanship.
The link to where you can see this for yourself is provided. I just looked at all fifty states. No state has longer cost gas today than a year ago. And for this particular statement to be true, the cost would actually need to be approx $1.30-$1.50 cheaper than current averages.
For many places, that would mean it being down by almost 50% or more from the average price. Wherever this half of gas sale is, I’d love to know. So there are two options here: this person lives in the one place in America where gas prices are at $1.75 or so, or they are wrong.
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