Why did this story by @Elaijuh focus on what appear to be unfounded concerns that the new system will cause long lines, while ignoring the security concerns w/ the Sequoia AVC Advantage UNAUDITABLE touchscreens that the new system replaced? 1/ https://www.philly.com/politics/pennsylvania/montco-paper-ballots-primary-election-2019-20190525.html …
This is a story about Montgomery County, PA, where election integrity advocates successfully fought tooth and nail to replace the county’s unauditable touchscreen voting machines with a #HandmarkedPaperBallot system. 2/
4/ This is bc touchscreens limit the number of people who can vote at once to the number of working touchscreens at the polling place. By contrast, w/#HandmarkedPaperBallots, you can have as many people filling out their ballots as you want, using cardboard privacy dividers.
5/ And the scanning part should take only a few seconds.
6/ The new system replaced Montgomery County’s old paperless (unauditable) and insecure touchscreen voting machines called the Sequoia AVC Advantage. Why not a word about this from @Elaijuh & @PhillyInquirer?! https://youtu.be/LfEiJTCIsNA
7/ More on the Sequoia paperless (impossible to audit) AVC Advantage. Again, why did @Elaijuh focus on apparently unfounded voter concerns about lines, while ignoring the security issue altogether?! https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/08/2016-elections-russia-hack-how-to-hack-an-election-in-seven-minutes-214144 …
9/ Are voters just supposed to telepathically understand the security differences between the old system and the new one?! Don’t you think their concerns might be alleviated a bit if reporters did their jobs and reported election security facts? FFS.
10/ And about the hypothetical longer lines. It is not a reporter’s job to report baseless concerns. It is a reporter’s job to listen to those concerns and determine if they are well founded and report what they find out.
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