What do #GA06, the recent Kansas primary election, and the 2004 presidential election have in common? Hint: It starts with a “G” and it rhymes with “Witches.” Thread. 1/
2/ I couldn’t find a quick image that said “glitches” (plural), but hopefully you get the point. All three of these elections involved late night “glitches” when the ultimate “loser” looked like he was gonna be the winner.
3/ Here’s my story on the #GA06 election (most expensive House race of all time), which included a late night “glitch” in Fulton County, just when it appeared Jon Ossoff was going to get more than 50% of the vote & avoid a runoff against Karen Handel. medium.com/@jennycohn1/ge…
4/ Here’s my story on the 8/7/18 Kansas primary between Trump-endorsed Kris Kobach & Colyer. Colyer was leading 13% in Johnson County (biggest county in KS) & by 44 votes in the state (w/ just one much smaller county outstanding) when the glitch occurred. tytnetwork.com/2018/08/17/kob…
5/ I have not published an article on the Ohio 2004 “glitch” during the Bush v Kerry election, but others have. I reference one of those articles in this Thread.
6/ More on the 2004 Bush Bev Kerry election.
7/ And for the coup de grace, there’s this.
8/ If this disturbs you as much as it should, I hope you will do the following. Thank you.

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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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Oct 9, 2018
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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Oct 9, 2018
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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Seeing as no one has answered yet, I will say that even if the cellular modems CAN be configured to bypass the internet, we should not have to blindly trust that vendors or whoever else is hired to set them up will do that. 1/
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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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Oct 8, 2018
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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