Vendors funded by dark money are selling a new type of voting machine throughout the U.S. in anticipation of 2020. The machine is called a universal use Ballot Marking Device, & it can be hacked w/o detection in a manual recount or audit. via 1/
“The U.S. has a disturbing habit of investing in unvetted new touch-screen voting machines that later prove disastrous. As we barrel toward...the most important election in a generation, Congress appears poised to fund another generation of [them].”
“Russia targeted election systems in all 50 states before the 2016 election and successfully breached three election-service providers and voter-registration systems in both FL & IL...[T]he total # of counties breached (two or more) remains unclear...” 1/
The most populous counties in 11 states, including some critical swing states, have already chosen new touchscreen voting machines (universal use BMDs), which can be hacked without detection in a manual recount or audit, for use in 2020. My latest piece
My latest: “The U.S. has a disturbing habit of investing in unvetted new touch-screen voting machines that later prove disastrous.” As we barrel toward the 2020 election, many jurisdictions are poised for a repeat w/ risky new touchscreen voting machines.
“While voters have been told there’s ‘no evidence’ that US vote tallies were changed, no meaningful manual recount was conducted after the 2016 election because...most large WI counties refused, MI law made it impossible, the court in PA blocked it, ...1/
You’ve gotta read this if you care about your vote
Will hackers electronically manipulate votes in the 2020 election? I don’t know, but a new type of voting machine—called a universal use ballot-marking device (BMD)—can help them get away with it if they do. My latest for . #HandMarkedPaperBallots
"The stakes couldn’t be higher. Voting machines that make it...impossible 2 detect hacking can leave voters susceptible not only to stolen elections, but also 2 false claims of election-rigging. That is a high price to pay for unnecessary electronic pens."
“If voters want the bill [S. 2524] to exclude funding of DRE touchscreen voting machines and Ballot Marking Devices (with an exception for voters with disabilities), the time to tell their senators & representatives is now.” By ⁦⁦
How New Voting Machines Could Hack Our Democracy | by Jennifer Cohn | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
“As we barrel toward what is set to be the most important election in a generation, Congress appears poised to fund another generation of risky touchscreen voting machines” - that “can be hacked without detection in a manual recount or audit” via
“New York City’s top election official, who also sat on [voting machine vendor] ES&S’s secret gift-giving advisory board...., wants to buy ES&S’s ExpressVote XL machines for early voting and is pushing the state election board to certify them...” 6/
it's hard to come up with accounts that aren't corrupt for the fact that voting system pretty universally acknowledged to be reliable, practical, and cheap are eschewed for more expensive, less reliable, manifestly manipulable alternatives. cf
Here’s my article about the dangers of universal use BMDs. After I write it, I learned that 30% of voters in Dane County already use BMDs and that there may be a push toward increasing this percent.
"We have a longstanding habit in the United States of adopting voting systems for use in the polling place without any real studies of how well they work."