I wish @VerifiedVoting & others would stop using the phrase “voter marked paper ballots,” which means either HAND marked or MACHINE-MARKED. The phrase is thus ambiguous & confusing. If VV supports #HandMarkedPaperBallots as a primary voting system, it should say so. 1/
If it doesn’t, it should say so & acknowledge that this is a controversial position & that the most popular machine-marked paper ballots use unverifiable barcodes & abbreviated text, which NASEM says is “virtually unusable for verifying voter intent.” 2/
Quote from NASEM: 3/
Link to the NASEM report: https://www.nap.edu/read/25120/chapter/6 … 4/
As noted, the most popular BMDs (E.g., The ES&S ExpressVote & ExpressVote XL) also count votes w/ barcodes, which voters can’t read and thus can’t verify. 5/
This is the type of system enabled by ambiguous “voter marked paper ballot” messaging. https://whowhatwhy.org/2019/01/11/georgia-poised-to-pick-vulnerable-barcode-voting-technology/ … 6/
We must not let the “devil” of ambiguity undermine meaningful election-security reform. #HandMarkedPaperBallots 10/
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