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

Sadly, no. ES&S’s machine-marked so-called “paper ballots” use unverifiable barcodes AND abbreviated text that NASEM says is “virtually unusable for verifying voter intent.”

These risky systems are enabled by ambiguous “voter-marked paper ballot” & “paper ballot” messaging. 1/

Election insiders have decided that “voter marked paper ballots” & “paper ballots” can mean either HAND MARKED paper ballots OR machine-marked SUMMARY cards with or without BARCODES. This is why the #HandMarkedPaperBallots hashtag is key. We will be scammed w/o specificity. 2/

From the 2018 NASEM report: “Unless a voter takes notes while voting, BMDs that print only selections with abbreviated names/descriptions of the contests are virtually unusable for verifying voter intent.”  3/

And there’s also a rather obvious problem with using barcodes to count votes. 4/

#HandMarkedPaperBallots 5/

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