Jennifer Cohn @jennycohn1 Election security advocate & writer; attorney; Contributor @WhoWhatWhy, @NYRDaily #HandMarkedPaperBallots #ProtectOurVotes May. 11, 2019 1 min read

Imagine if Putin’s IT guru routed Russia’s presidential election results thru a backup server in another country & the main server went down. Before that, Putin was about to lose. After, he won. And the guru died in a private plane crash after being subpoenaed to testify. 1/

2/ Would only a “tin foil” conspiracy theorist find that concerning?  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/republican-it-guru-dies-in-plane-crash/ 

3/ Would it be irresponsible for the MSM to ignore it? Sourced thread.

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5/ Sourced thread starting with McClatchy:

6/ Sourced thread.

7/ A 2004 DHS cyber-alert about Global/Diebold's election management system central tabulators stated that "A vulnerability exists due to an undocumented backdoor account, which could allow local or remote authenticated malicious user to modify votes.”  https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/archives/bulletins/SB04-252 

8/ “In Ohio in 2004, for example, where John Kerry lost the presidential race following numerous election irregularities, Kerry’s team was denied access to the voting-machine software.”  https://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/23/opinion/democracy-at-risk.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share 

9/ How could they have done it? How about remote access to the centralized county tabulators? Cuz America’s partisan voting machine vendors (ES&S & Diebold) did that - they put remote access in the central tabulators. FFS.  https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mb4ezy/top-voting-machine-vendor-admits-it-installed-remote-access-software-on-systems-sold-to-states 

10/ Moreover, it was a convicted embezzler (crimes involved sophisticated computer tampering) that programmed the GEMS Diebold CENTRAL TABULATOR counting 1/3 votes in 2004.  https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/feb/02/houseofcommons.society 

11/ That’s the tabulator that our own DHS said could be accessed remotely to alter votes.

12/ “A 2004 DHS cyber-alert about Global/Diebold's election management system central tabulators stated that "A vulnerability exists due to an undocumented backdoor account, which could allow local or remote authenticated malicious user to modify votes.” https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/archives/bulletins/SB04-252 

13/ ES&S alone installed remote access software in 300 jurisdictions (after initially denying it did it at all). via @KimZetter

14/ In how many jurisdictions did Diebold put remote access software before being acquired by ES&S in 2009? Note that the man who founded ES&S with his brother was also president of Diebold for many years, including 2004.

15/ Good thing ES&S and Diebold accounted for “only” SEVENTY PERCENT of US election equipment (before ES&S acquired Diebold in 2009 & the DOJ forced Diebold to at least officially dissolve).


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