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Mayor Vaughn didn't want Brody's shark talk scaring Amity's tourists away. He's mended his ways & now warns you about sharks circling GA elections. Take heed!
Sep 6, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
1/Since my tweet about today's NAS Election Integrity report, friends have asked: "What exactly are the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine? Is this report a big deal?" Yes. They are the nation's advisors on scientific matters. 2/The US National Academy of Sciences was created by an Act of Incorporation dated March 3, 1863, and signed by President Abraham Lincoln.
Sep 6, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Consensus election security report from National Academy of Sciences: paper ballots, no Internet, audits, cyber security standards & training, protect voter registration. Recommendation: human readable paper ballots in 2018! ⁦@BrianKempGA⁩ read pls.… The position of GA election officials is becoming more and more isolated from reality as the nation’s most respected scientific advisors publish their consensus recommendations for election security. Add this to the compelling panel at last week’s SAFE Commission hearing and
Aug 27, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
1/In the 'you gotta be kiddin' me" department: Politico is reporting that voting computer vendor ES&S is asking for a congressional investigation of the DEFCON election hacking village. 2/In a letter to Senators Harris, Warner, Collins and Lankford, ES&S deflected an Intel Committee question about whether they would submit to testing by raising the specter that foreign adversaries were infiltrating the hacking village.
Aug 24, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
1/ Voters will eventually catch on. The Music Man is a metaphor for what's happening to elections: "You gullible green-grass goats! Can't you get it through your heads that you're being swindled out of your eye teeth right now--this minute?... 2/There's a burglar in the bedroom while you're fiddling in the parlor! I'm talking about Harold Hill--road agent--highwayman--pickpocket...
Aug 22, 2018 11 tweets 2 min read
1/Lemme ‘splain this to @BrianKempGA staff in real basic terms: a paper print-out of the stored ballot choices of a possibly compromised voting machine is *not* the same as a paper record of ballot choices. 2/ If it were, then every accused bank robber in history would be able to testify that he was nowhere near the scene of the crime on the night in question. Judge: “Miss Parker where was Mr. Barrow on the afternoon of April 13?” Bonnie: “He was at church with me, Judge.”
Aug 12, 2018 10 tweets 1 min read
1/What did I learn at DEFCON 26 voting village about voting machine and system vulnerabilities? There are so many unaddressed vulnerabilities that you have to decertify them immediately. 2/Malware can spread from one machine to another without physical access to the machines or direct Internet connection.
Jul 30, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Good to see AJC finally addressing. Fmr SOS Cox defends her 2002 decisions based on information that was out of date back then and doesn't address today's threats. @rad_atl brings realitity OPINION: Building trustworthy voting system in Georgia is critical… @rad_atl 1/ Reality: there is no perfect method of recording human choices. Physics, economics, psychology, and malicious intent get in the way.
Jul 28, 2018 12 tweets 2 min read
1/Inside the numbers for Brian Kemp's almost unbelievable 40 point win in GA governor's runoff that was tied going into election. In primary Cagle drew 236,987 votes, Kemp drew 155,189, three remaining candidates drew 215,265. There was a 4% drop in votes cast. 2/In runoff Cagle drew 178,911 votes, losing to Kemp's 406,736. So ALL of the votes cast for the three losing primary candidates went to Kemp in the runoff, and ALL of the 4% drop in turnout came from Cagle's voters. Plus, new voters for Kemp would be required. How possible?