Jennifer Cohn @jennycohn1 Election security advocate & writer; attorney; Contributor @WhoWhatWhy, @NYRDaily #HandMarkedPaperBallots #ProtectOurVotes 🆘 May. 06, 2019 1 min read

Thank you, @Elaijuh - Why won’t you report that this is a #BarcodeVoting system that Pennsylvania’s highly touted “Blue Ribbon” election security commission recommended against? We’ve discussed before & still nothing...1/

2/ I believe I’ve sent you the Blue Ribbon Commission report before, but here it is again w/ a screenshot about barcode voting. Thank you. @PAAuditorGen @RebeccaRhynhart @ChrisDeluzio @PittCyber

Link:  https://www.cyber.pitt.edu/sites/default/files/FINAL%20FULL%20PittCyber_PAs_Election_Security_Report.pdf 

3/ The National Academies also recommends against systems, such as the ExpressVote XL (chosen by @PhillyVotes) that “print only selections with abbreviated names/descriptions of the contests,” calling them “virtually unusable for verifying voter intent.”  https://www.nap.edu/read/25120/chapter/6 

4/ @VerifiedVoting also recommends against ballot marking devices as a primary voting system, noting the “pervasive security vulnerabilities of all electronic voting systems, including Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs)...”.  https://www.verifiedvoting.org/verified-voting-recommends-hand-marked-paper-ballots-for-georgia-to-safe-commission/ 

5/ And here is a recent report by three very well known & highly regarded election cybersecurity experts explaining that “Ballot Marking Devices [like the ExpressVote XL] cannot assure the will of the voters.”  https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3375755 

6/ It also seems relevant that ES&S has donated $30K to help elect Republicans.  https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/11/05/voting-machines-what-could-possibly-go-wrong/ 

7/ And that ES&S has already installed remote access software in election management systems in 300 jurisdictions it refuses to identify.  https://www.npr.org/2018/09/21/649535367/hacks-security-gaps-and-oligarchs-the-business-of-voting-comes-under-scrutiny 

8/ And that one or more of those jurisdictions (counties) is in Pennsylvania.  https://truthout.org/articles/forensic-analysis-finds-venango-county-pa-evoting-system-remotely-accessed-on-multiple-occasions-by-unknown-computer-2/ 

9/ And that the ES&S ExpressVote XL, chosen by @PhillyVotes, is also a “Hybrid” voting system, which experts warn can be hacked to add fake votes to machine-marked paper ballots after they are cast.  https://www.salon.com/2019/03/28/new-hybrid-voting-system-can-change-paper-ballot-after-its-been-cast_partner/ 


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