Jennifer Cohn @jennycohn1 Election security advocate & writer; attorney; Contributor @WhoWhatWhy, @NYRDaily #HandMarkedPaperBallots #ProtectOurVotes 🆘 Jun. 10, 2019 1 min read

South Carolina rejects #HandMarkedPaperBallots in favor of ES&S’s ExpressVote touchscreens. The machine-marked “paper ballots” from the ExpressVote put votes into an unverifiable barcode & include summary text that NASEM says is “virtually unusable for verifying voter intent.” 1/

Here’s a quote from the NASEM report. 2/

Here’s a link to the NASEM report.  3/

This is the same type of risky barcode voting system that Georgia plans to buy.  4/

And as in Georgia, Philadelphia, and so many other jurisdictions that are choosing these machines, SC election officials were recently found to have sat on ES&S’s secret advisory board and to have take trips around the country on ES&S’s dime.  5/

This is the entire state of South Carolina. This is an election-security travesty. 6/

Critics of the ExpressVote—like @LynnSTeague and @LWVSC who adamantly opposed this decision—“say the state could move toward hand-marked ballots that can’t be hacked at half the projected cost — about $25 million.” 6/

#BanBarcodeVoting 7/

#HandMarkedPaperBallots 8/

ICYMI, this is Lindsey Graham’s state. #ProtectOurVotes 9/

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