Without #paperballots, we can’t know 4 sure whether ballot-programming computers or voting machines have been rigged. But we CAN still detect rigging of central tabulators by comparing the POLL TAPES from each precinct to the REPORTED TOTALS, which is what a NEW MOTION in GA...1/
... has asked Judge Totenberg to order county election officials to do. Note that this is also something that we as citizens can do if we send volunteers to each precinct (at least in the largest counties) to photograph the poll tapes. Trying to get them after the fact is ... 2/
... timely and often very expensive. Johnson County, Kansas wanted to charge me more than $3k dollars for its poll tapes! By contrast, Delaware County, Ohio provided them free of charge. 3/
The new motion referenced in post 1 also seeks an order requiring a manual audit of the paper absentee ballots and (I believe) a forensic audit of a sample of the touchscreen voting machines. 4/
I say “I believe” because whereas the declaration of @philipbstark mentions this, I don’t see it in the proposed order (which may be an oversight). 5/
The motion also seeks an order requiring paper ballots for all subsequent elections in Georgia, including any special elections and runoffs LATER THIS YEAR. 6/
Do NOT assume that counties already compare the POLL TAPES to the REPORTED TOTALS! Johnson County, Kansas (the state’s most populous county) told me that it does NOT make this comparison! 7/ tyt.com/stories/4vZLCH…
If this comparison is not made, the “unofficial” voting machine totals cld be the result of a hacked central tabulator or of a hacked reporting system (remember the Johnson County reporting glitch?), & election officials would not notice it, giving them plausible deniability. 8/
The “unofficial” (hacked) voting machine totals would then become part of the “official” totals once added to the absentee and provisional ballots, and no one would ever know. 9/
For this rzn, I included photographing the poll tapes in my recent thread about what we still can do to protect the November elections. But we really need campaigns and voting rights organizations to help or we won’t have enough people to cover all precincts in any county. 10/
Here is the Thread referenced in post 10. 11/

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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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Oct 8, 2018
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
P. 79 describes the modem elections.wi.gov/sites/default/…
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/
Thus, we must simply trust that someone trustworthy is conducting this due diligence. In Johnson County, Kansas, the County acknowledged that it does NOT conduct this basic due diligence. 3/
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